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Health & Fitness Personal Trainer (Level 4)

LevelLevel 4
Level16 weeks

You can study full-time, part-time or online to become a personal trainer. Learn all about fitness, health, and dietary knowledge while developing your own custom-made fitness programmes. Be a game-changer in the exercise industry and get your career on track.


If you like the idea of flexibility and fitness, owning your own business as a personal trainer or working at top facilities with your own clients then this course will be a great place to start.

Learn all about fitness, health, and dietary requirements, and develop your own custom-made fitness programmes for real clients. You’ll also get to learn about emerging sport technologies in fitness assessments.

It's not just about training your clients to peak physical condition. We also provide a range of specialised workshops including Group Fitness, Sport Strapping, Speed Training, Swiss Ball Training, and Yoga to equip you with the tools you need to enhance your personal training skills. 

Our course also includes a free gym membership during your programme with Jetts Fitness Centres.

Students will also meet with our partners at City Fitness for exclusive industry insights and a guaranteed* interview!

In this course, you have the option to study full-time, part-time or online.

* Guaranteed interviews are subject to job opportunities available.


During this course you will learn:

  • How to manage a client of your own and create a fitness plan and track their progress 

  • Human anatomy and physiology 

  • To work with clients who have specific or special training needs. 

  • By identifying No#1 barriers to client success, learning motivation strategies and techniques 

  • The ethics for training and how to keep your clients safe.  

  • How to run your own gym with basics management skills 

  • What fuels the body with latest nutrition including industry approved dietary practices  

  • Your way around commercial gyms with your FREE Jetts membership!

  • Exclusive industry insights and career advice from our partners at City Fitness

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  • Applicants must be a minimum of 20 years and older. *

  • Show a demonstrated commitment to the Sport, Fitness and Recreation areas.

  • Relevant experience in the Fitness and Recreation Industry is preferred.

*Candidates under 20 may still be considered upon a personal interview

- 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 4)




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Career Outcomes

  • Personal training (PT) and coaching

  • Group fitness instructor

  • Team fitness trainer

  • Exercise consultant

  • Athlete coaching and development

  • Strength and conditioning

  • Gym instructor 

  • Boot camp operator




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Personal Training