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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

Qualifications Awarded

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) 


16 Weeks (not including holidays) 

2020/21 Intakes

Auckland Campus

21 September 2020
26 October 2020
18 January 2021
19 July 2021 

Wellington Campus

18 January 2021
14 June 2021
19 July 2021

Christchurch Campus

18 January 2021
14 June 2021
19 July 2021


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

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