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Certificate of Proficiency in Fitness Instructing

Gain the knowledge and practical skills to professionally assess client fitness to provide effective reassessment and programme prescriptions. This course focuses on the practical application of exercises, including cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility. You will develop applied skills in prescribing safe, effective and up-to-date exercise programmes.

Online teaching and learning

Students are required to attend all online classes.

Quick facts

Programme code: AKCOP
Course code: SPEX508
Course fee*: $1,385 Domestic, $1,610 International
Prerequisite: Fitness Foundations

* Some additional fees apply - find out more

Important: Student fees must be paid in full by the start date of the course. Payment is recommended at the enrolment stage and secures your place on the course.

Topics include

  • Assessment of blood pressure, body composition, endurance, aerobic fitness, and muscular strength
  • Exercise demonstration and spotting
  • Programming for cardiovascular/aerobic fitness, fitness and weight loss
  • Postural assessment and relative flexibility
  • Resistance training programming for strength and hypertrophy

Intakes

Fitness Instructing 01

Course Code: SPEX508
Course Start dates: Friday 24 March (material and study calendar available online)
Weekend dates: Saturday 1, Sunday 2 April, Saturday 15, Sunday 16, Saturday 29, and Sunday 30 April 2023 (workshop dates when students are required to attend all classes)
Times: 8.30am - 5.30pm approx. (once the course starts you will be able to access the full-time table)
Assessment: Monday 1 May 2023 – submit all assessments online
Prerequisite course: Fitness Foundations SPEX402

Fitness Instructing 02

Course Code: SPEX508
Course Start dates: Friday 11 August (material and study calendar available online)
Weekend dates: Saturday 13, Sunday 14, Saturday 20, Sunday 21, Saturday 27, and Sunday 28 August 2022 (lecture dates when students are required to attend the class)
Times: 8.30am - 5.30pm approx. (once the course starts you will be able to access the full timetable)
Assessment: Monday 11 September 2023 – submit all assessments online
Prerequisite course: Fitness Foundations SPEX402

* Some additional fees apply.

When you have successfully completed Fitness Instructing you will receive a Certificate of Proficiency in Fitness Instructing.

To apply please see our Apply Now section of the website.

Contact us to find out more

Email fitnessinfo@aut.ac.nz

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