Certificate in Personal Training (Level 3)

NZIS Personal Training Courses

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REPS Registered | NZQA Accredited | Eligible for Student Loan through Studylink

  • Auckland: July-December 2017
  • Hamilton: July-December 2017
  • Wellington: July-December 2017
  • Christchurch: July-December 2017

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On completion of the NZIS Certificate in Personal Training, candidates will become a fully qualified personal trainer for a wide range of clientele. As part of the course, candidates complete 40 hours of work experience.

Key Components

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Exercise Programme Design
  • Client Motivation and Exercise Adherence
  • Nutrition for Human Performance
  • Exercise Prescription for
    Specialist Client Crops
  • Communication Skills
  • Injury Management (includes First Aid Certificate)
  • Information Technology

Students may also have the opportunity to link to the NZIS Personal Development Modules: Sport Strapping, Sport Speed Training, Swiss Ball Training, Sport Massage, Injury Rehabilitation.

“I could have taken the shortcut and studied an online course, but I wanted a hands-on experience that would distinguish me from the rest.” – Mark ’15

Programme Objectives

The NZIS Certificate in Personal Training is designed to fast track candidates into the personal training industry. The 6 month course is comprised of carefully selected Skills Active (Training Organisation) unit standards, which provide candidates with the essential tools to become a successful personal trainer.

The NZIS Certificate in Personal Training is REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) accredited. From exercise programming through to the realisation of client goals, the NZIS Certificate in Personal Training covers essential aspects of exercise prescription, and strength and conditioning, ensuring the NZIS Personal Trainers are Industry ready. The course concentrates on the “hard skills” of the industry relating to sport science and exercise prescription principles.

It also touches on the very important “soft skills”, such as sales, basic financial management and IT skills. The combination of “hard skills” and “soft skills” is crucial for anyone wanting to become a successful Personal Trainer.

Entry Criteria

  • Recommended age: 20 years and older.*
  • A demonstrated commitment to the Sport, Fitness and Recreation area
  • Relevant experience in the Fitness and Recreation Industry is preferred

*Candidates under 20 may still be considered upon a personal interview

Fee Schedule

Fees are subject to change for the 2017 academic year.

  • Tuition Fee: $3200.00 (incl GST)
  • Course Related Costs: $800.00 (incl GST)

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