Personal Training

Two females swiss ball exercise - WEB IMAGEThe Personal Training paper is the fourth and final paper within AUT's Certificate in Personal Training.

The Personal Training paper provides you with the knowledge and skills necessary to assist clients in reaching their personal health and fitness goals. This paper will also provide you with the vital business information necessary to 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: AK3587
Paper fee*: $760.00 Domestic, $990.00 International
Prerequisite: Fitness Foundations, Prescription for Exercise, Fitness Assessment

* Some additional fees apply - find out more

Topics include:

  • Business of Personal Training
  • Rehabilitation - shoulder and knee
  • Lumbar Stability Training
  • Nutritional Planning for your clients
  • Periodisation & Advanced Programming
  • Intermediate Weight Lifting & Gym Based Spotting
  • Lifespan Development and Medical Conditions
  • Personal Training Tools
  • Advanced Flexibility
  • Exercise Motivation and Adherence


Paper code: 515411/01
Weekend dates: Sat/Sun 25, 26 June & 2, 3, 9, 10 July 2016
Times: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Weekend assessment: 23, 24 July 2016


Paper code: 515411/02
Weekend dates: Sat/Sun 29, 30 October & 5, 6, 12, 13 November 2016
Times: 8.30am to 5.30pm
Weekend assessment: 19, 22 & 23 November 2016

At the successful completion of all 4 papers, students will receive the AUT Certificate in Personal Training.

How to apply

Domestic applicants

International applicants

Please follow the instructions on the form and return to the address advised in the form.

Please note that online enrolment is not available for the AK3587 Certificate in Personal Training Programme. 

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

Last updated: 25-Nov-2015 10.03am

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