This programme aims to produce graduates who understand and are able to apply the key components of exercise and fitness, and demonstrate knowledge of national and local needs in the area of fitness and health. Students will learn to work professionally with all clients, showing sensitivity to their individual needs. Graduates will have a strong scientific understanding of fitness and will be able to apply this knowledge and manage themselves within the context of the fitness industry, with an awareness of the issues relating to managing people and facilities.
CPT101 Nutrition and Health
CPT102 Exercise Science 1
CPT103 Exercise Prescription
CPT104 Exercise Demonstration
CPT106 Fitness Assessment 2
CPT107 Exercise Science 2
Overnight camp - dates to be confirmed.
At the successful completion of this programme, students will have the required competencies to function successfully and effectively at operational levels within the personal training sector.
Graduates could go on to become a:
- Personal fitness trainer
- Sports retailer
- High school sports administrator/coordinator
- Gym instructor
All applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in fitness and sport, and academic attributes which demonstrate that applicants have a reasonable likelihood of successful completion of the programme. A minimum of 17 years of age, with a minimum of four years secondary education. School leavers should have attained a minimum of 16 credits in NCEA P.E. Level 2.
International students where English is a second language must also have an IELTS overall score of 5.5.
For students to be considered to have satisfactorily completed this programme, and be eligible for award of the qualification Certificate in Personal Training, they must have:
Attended for not less than 80% of the timetabled class hours and other scheduled learning activities relating to the programme.
Successfully completed all scheduled course work and assessment requirements for all modules/unit standards and or local units, and achieved a total of 120 credits.