Do you want to work as a personal trainer or in a fitness centre, inspiring others to be the best they can be? The New Zealand Certificate in Exercise is a course that will start you on your way to a fulfilling career within exercise and health.
You will learn about multiple areas within exercise and health. This includes how to create exercise programmes to achieve a variety of fitness goals, the influence of nutrition on health, exercise coaching in cardiovascular conditioning and resistance training, marketing and required business skills to start a fitness career.
The course is for those with busy lifestyles or those wanting to explore exercise and health. It is studied online with five days of face to face learning and you will be supported by passionate tutors who are experts in their fields.
On successful completion of the course, you will be qualified to work in gyms and recreation centres to begin your personal training journey. You will also earn a First Aid Certificate and will have the option of applying for international REPS accreditation, which will open doors to endless overseas opportunities.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)
You'll also have completed a First Aid Certificate.
|Next intake||Mar 2021 View more details|
31 weeks part-time
Offered online / partly online
|Indicative Fees||$2,887 total cost of qualification for domestic students View full fees information|
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- exercise consultant
- community exercise instructor
- team training instructor
- personal trainer
Topics you'll cover
- Exercise analysis
- Energy systems
- Goal setting
- Client pre-screen
- Principles of training
- Fitness testing
- Exercise prescription
- Health models
- First aid
|Indicative Fees *||$2,887 total cost of qualification for domestic students|
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Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
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Course Entry Information
If you are under 20 years old, you must have NCEA Level 1, or equivalent.
If you do not meet the academic requirements you may be given special admission if Toi Ohomai staff are satisfied you are capable of successfully completing the requirements.
Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
For courses at Level 4, domestic students will normally be required to have:
NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2; OR
Evidence of ability to complete academic and any other programme requirements.
Must have access to reliable internet and a device capable of uploading quality video footage/photos
English language requirements
Level 4 certificate IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace or Academic, or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Online||Online||1 Mar 2021|
- 31 weeks part-time
- Offered online or partly online
Further Study Options
Courses Offered at Toi Ohomai
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
- New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)
- Bachelor of Applied Science (University of Waikato)
- Bachelor of Heath Science (AUT)