Personal Training

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The Personal Training course provides you with the knowledge and skills to assist clients in reaching their personal health and fitness goals. You will also learn vital business skills to help you succeed in a career either as a gym or studio-based contracted trainer, employee trainer or as an independent personal trainer.

Quick facts

Programme code: AKCOP
Paper code: SPEX506
Paper fee*: $1,000 Domestic, $1,230 International
Prerequisite: Fitness Foundations, Fitness Instructing

* Some additional fees apply - find out more

Topics include:

  • Business skills for personal training
  • Exercise prescription for fat loss
  • Flexibility (advanced)
  • Lifespan development and medical conditions
  • Nutrition for PT’s
  • Periodisation
  • Programming for the overweight and deconditioned
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Weight training techniques (intermediate)


Paper code: SPEX506
Course starts: Friday 18 May (material and study calendar available online)
Weekend dates: Saturday 26 May, Sunday 27 May, Saturday 2, Sunday 3 June 2018 (lecture dates when you are required to attend class)
Times: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Weekend assessment: Monday 11 June 2018 - submit assessments online
Prerequisite papers: Fitness Foundations SPEX402, Fitness Instructing SPEX508

When you have successfully completed Personal Training you will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Personal Training.

For more information please contact the AUT Short Course Office by emailing

Last updated: 07-Dec-2017 12.42pm

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