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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.

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

7 February 2022
13 June 2022
27 June 2022 

Wellington Campus

17 January 2022
20 June 2022

Christchurch Campus

17 January 2022
6 June 2022
29 August 2022


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

Entry Requirements