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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*: $3,921
  • Student Service Levy: $200
  • Student loans and allowances are available through Studylink
*Please note course costs and student levy are subject to change for 2022 enrolments


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

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) 


16 Weeks (not including holidays) 

2021 Intakes

Auckland Campus

17 January 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