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Advanced Health and Fitness Coach Level 5

Take your fitness skills to the next level and become an Advanced Health and Fitness Coach in just 16 weeks. Work placement included.

Why choose this course

  • Work placements: Up to 4 weeks of work placement in gyms and exercise environments to get you work ready to join the sports industry.
  • Dedicated industry tutors: Learning is supported by a dedicated academic, experienced and qualified team.
  • Meet demand: Expand your knowledge and insights into helping specialist needs and at risk clients with complex issues with health and fitness requirements.
  • Pathway: Differentiate yourself in the market with a higher qualification or pathway into an New Zealand Institute of Sport Diploma.
  • Unique internships: Exclusive opportunities for internships with Disney, Broadmoor Resort, resorts on Hamilton Island or in New Zealand’s best gyms.
  • Free Jetts Membership for the duration of your programme.*
  • Attend induction workshops monthly which will be held at the campus and at the Jetts Club in Mt Wellington*
  • Each student is guaranteed an interview, which will take place at the campus*
*Currently applicable to students studying in Auckland only.

What you will learn

  • Exercise science and nutrition
  • Exercise Prescription and training programme design
  • Learn how to train clients with specialist needs
  • Learn about industry professional practice and rules of engagement and ethics
  • Learn about different types of employment in the industry

Study and career opportunities

Get a job in the sports industry as: 

  • Exercise consultant
  • Personal trainer
  • Gym instructor
  • Elite athlete coaching/development
  • Health coach
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Start your own personal training business

Progress into further study:

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Course Costs


  • Tuition fees*: $3,987
  • Student Service Levy*: $200
  • Student loans and allowances are available through Studylink
*Please note course costs and student levy are subject to change


  • Tuition fees: $10,500NZD
  • Course fee: $1,000NZD     

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) 


16 Weeks (not including holidays) 

2022 Intakes

Auckland Campus

13 June 2022
25 July 2022 

Wellington Campus

20 June 2022

Christchurch Campus

6 June 2022
20 June 2022
22 August 2022


This programme is offered at our Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch Campuses. 

Entry Requirements