Advanced Health and Fitness Coach (Level 5)

LevelLevel 5
Level16 weeks

Become an Advanced Health and Fitness Coach and take your fitness skills to the next level. You’ll get to expand your knowledge across science nutrition and training programme designs along with a 4-week work placement to get you work ready.


Want to fast track your career in Personal Training? Our 16-week course will advance your health and fitness skills to get ahead of the pack as you gain further knowledge and learning experiences in the industry.  

Make your move and take part in a 4-week work placement to get you work ready in the sports and fitness industry. Our experienced and dedicated tutors are here to provide you with the support you need in both an academic and practical learning environment. 

You’ll have the unique opportunity to look at exclusive internships with resorts on Hamilton Island, Disney, Broadmoor Resort in Colorado and in some of New Zealand’s ultimate gyms.  


During this course you will:

  • Expand your knowledge in exercise science and nutrition 

  • Enhance your development in exercise prescription and training programme design 

  • Learn how to train clients with specialist needs or complex issues with health and fitness. 

  • Learn about industry professional practice and rules of engagement and ethics 

  • Learn about different types of employment in the industry 

  • Receive a commercial Gym membership for the duration of the course  

  • Participate in monthly induction workshops held either on campus or the Jetts Club in Mt Wellington 

  • Be guaranteed an interview 

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Must hold New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) or relevant experience in the Fitness and Recreation Industry. 

- Course costs for New Zealand domestic students are available here

- Course costs for international students are available here


If you’re planning to start tertiary study or training for the first time you may be eligible for fees-free. Ask one of our course advisors to help or visit the Fees Free website. 


If you meet certain conditions, you may be eligible for a student loan and allowances. 

Find out if you meet the conditions by calling StudyLink on Freephone 0800 88 99 00 or visit 

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) 

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Career Outcomes

  • 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


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