Certificate of Proficiency Fitness Instructing (on-campus teaching)

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.

Face-to-face on-campus teaching and learning

Students are required to attend class in person, on campus.

Quick facts

Programme code: AKCOP
Paper code: SPEX508
Paper fee*: $1,345 Domestic, $1,525 International
Prerequisite: Fitness Foundations

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
Paper Code: SPEX508
Course Start dates: Friday 19 March (material and study calendar available online)
Weekend dates: Saturday 27, Sunday 28 March, Saturday 10, Sunday 11, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 April 2021 (lecture dates when students are required to attend class)
Times: 8.30am - 5.30pm approx. (once the paper starts you will be able to access the full time table)
Assessment: Tuesday 27 April 2021 – submit assessments online

Fitness Instructing 02
Paper Code: SPEX508
Course Start dates: Friday 30 July (material and study calendar available online)
Weekend dates: Saturday 7, Sunday 8, Saturday 14, Sunday 15, Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 August 2021 (lecture dates when students are required to attend class)
Times: 8.30am - 5.30pm approx. (once the paper starts you will be able to access the full time table)
Assessment: Monday 30 August 2020 – submit assessments online
Prerequisite Paper: 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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