Certificate of Proficiency Fitness Foundations

The Fitness Foundations course is designed to give you the scientific skills you need for a career in exercise, sport and fitness. You'll learn how to give an effective client pre-screening, fitness assessment, exercise prescription, and exercise demonstration.

Topics include

  • Anatomy and muscle physiology
  • Behaviour modification
  • Biomechanical principles of training
  • Cardiovascular and respiratory systems
  • Components of fitness
  • Customer service, health & safety
  • Energy systems
  • Lifespan Development and medical conditions
  • Nutrition for fitness instructors
  • Movement Competency Screening
  • Training and weight training principles

Quick facts

Programme code: AKCOP
Paper code: SPEX402
Paper fee*: $695.00 Domestic, $885.00 International

* Some additional fees apply.

Intakes

Fitness Foundations 01

Paper code: SPEX402
Course starts: Friday 15 February (material and study calendar available online)
Weekend dates: Saturday 23 February, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3 March 2019 (lecture dates when students are required to attend class)
Times: 8.30am to 5.30pm approx.
Assessment: Monday 11 March 2019 - submit assessments online
Prerequisite Paper: No Prerequisite

Fitness Foundations 02

Paper Code: SPEX402
Course Start dates: Friday 28 June (material and study calendar available online)
Weekend dates: Saturday 6 July, Saturday 13 and Sunday 14 July 2019 (lecture dates when students are required to attend class)
Times: 8.30am to 5.30pm approx.
Assessment: Monday 22 July – submit assessments online
Prerequisite Paper: No Prerequisite

How to apply

You can apply online to study Fitness Foundations.

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Contact us to find out more

Email fitnessinfo@aut.ac.nz