Fitness Industry Short Courses

AUT University's Fitness Industry Short Courses are for those wanting to become qualified as Personal Trainers or Fitness Instructors or gain REPs CEC credits. The Certificate in Personal Training and Fitness Instruction will provide you with the right amount of knowledge and skills ensuring you are confident and prepared to work with clients to help them achieve their personal health, fitness and exercise goals.

About AUT's Fitness Industry Short Courses

  • Certificates include Personal Training and Fitness Instruction  qualifications.
  • A continuing education course in Sports Massage
  • Professional development workshops for fitness industry professionals wanting to meet REPs CEC requirements
  • Certificates and courses are held on weekends and evenings to work around your lifestyle and work commitments

Frequently asked questions about AUT's fitness industry short courses


The enrolment process is detailed under each paper, for this programme you cannot apply online.


Certificate in Personal Training

AUT's Personal Training Certificate qualifies you to work as a personal trainer and fitness instructor. The Personal Training Certificate will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to help individual clients reach their personal health, fitness and exercise goals.

Our community needs qualified personal trainers and fitness instructors who can make a difference. These leaders inspire, motivate and encourage others by providing them with the opportunity to enjoy exercise, fitness and a healthy way of living.

AUT graduates are highly sought after for their expert knowledge and skills, with many finding employment within the fitness industry in numerous gyms, recreation and community centres throughout NZ and overseas.

The Certificate focuses on weight training in a gym environment - therefore we highly recommend that you are an active gym member so you can put into practice what you are learning.

Students are given access to the AUT University Sport and Fitness Centres during their enrolment in each Certificate in Personal Training paper (from the start date to the assessment date). This will help you turn your theory into practical learning. Conditions apply*.

When you have successfully completed Fitness Foundations, Prescription for Exercise and Fitness Assessment, you will be awarded the AUT University Certificate in Fitness Instruction.

When you have successfully completed all 4 of the above papers you will receive the AUT University Certificate in Personal Training.

 *For more information please contact the Short Course Office. Email:

Certificate in Pacific Nutrition

Primarily for Pacific workers, this course is also open to anyone working with Pacific communities. This 'train the trainer' nutrition course will benefit those already working in the community who are able to train, advise and support others in making healthy food choices. The course is run in partnership with the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) and the Heart Foundation. This course is delivered off-campus at various locations. For more information please contact Pacific Heartbeat directly on + 64 9 571 9189 email:


Continuing Education Short Courses

These Fitness Industry Short Courses are designed for people who want to gain REPs CEC credits or increase their knowledge of the fitness industry.

Courses are:

Fitness Industry Workshops

These professional development workshops are designed for fitness industry professionals wanting to increase their knowledge base, keep up to date with current industry developments and gain REPs CEC credits. Workshop details will be posted on this site in 2015.

For more information on the Certificate in Personal Training or an enrolment form, please contact:

Rochelle Edser
Short Course Coordinator
(09) 921 9999 ext 7503

Morgan Geldard
Short Course Manager
(09) 921 9152

If you have any questions regarding completing the enrolment form please contact Rochelle Edser ph: 921 9999 ext 7503 or email

Or drop in to see us at:
AUT University 
The AUT Sport & Fitness Centre
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
North Shore



Last updated: 03-Mar-2015 11.55am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.