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New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 5
Dates:

Intake1: 04 March 2019 to 15 November 2019

Intake2: 22 July 2019 to 22 November 2019

Duration:

19 weeks full-time or

One year part-time

Location: Christchurch
Credits: 60

Graduates will be able to:

  • Design exercise programmes to the industry standard and implement advanced exercise options to enhance client performance
  • Provide appropriate referrals and follow-up actions to address nutritional requirements as part of personalised exercise prescription
  • Integrate a broad range of health and wellness factors into an extended exercise intervention programme to meet client goals and objectives
  • Analyse and select from a range of advanced exercise options underpinned by exercise science to customise exercise assessment and programmes
  • Design programmes and apply exercise principles within scope of practice using understanding of the indications and contraindications for symptomatic or apparently healthy people
  • Develop networks with other allied professionals to support exercise client outcomes

Compulsory - student must complete 60 credits     

30639 Human Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition

30659 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Instruction

30660 Exercise Industry Practise

30661 Human Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition

30662 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Instruction

30663 Human Anatomy, Physiology and Nutrition

30664 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Instruction

30833 Fitness Assessment and Exercise Instruction

 

The Zero Fees Scheme applies to this course: 

  • No tuition fees
  • 2019 direct material costs $1000 (GST inclusive) 

International fees can be found here 

This qualification will enable learners to gain the knowledge and skills of exercise prescription across a variety of exercise environments. Learners will be able to design and deliver advanced technical and personalised exercise programmes.

Learners will gain a broad operational, theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise processes and be able to self-manage their own promotion and performance.

Graduates will be able to operate within a framework of health and wellness in relation to individual, group or community needs and contribute to the cultural, social, and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.

School Leavers

Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age.

Must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge, as a requirement for the award of this qualification.

Mature Applicants

Applicants over the age of 20 years at time of enrolment will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability to succeed in a programme. Examples of demonstration of ability to succeed are the provision of evidence of successful completion of a programme of study at Level 3 or above in a related discipline and/or employment in the related sector for one or more years. Personal commitment and a belief in one’s own ability to succeed are important personal traits and will always be taken into consideration during the selection process.

Must hold the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) or be able to demonstrate equivalent skills and knowledge, as a requirement for the award of this qualification.

They may be admitted subject to programme regulations approved by the Head of Faculty in consultation with the Programme Manager as appropriate.  

Language Requirements

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having achieved one of the following:

NCEA Level 3 with University Entrance, or

Certificate of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA), or

Successful completion of a Bachelors Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States or

Successful completion of one of the following internationally recognised proficiency tests listed below to the level required of the programme of study and with all scores achieved in a single test during the preceding two years:

  • Certificate or Diploma at Level 5
  • IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination – B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET - Minimum of Grade C or 200  in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 4 (General) or (Workplace), b) Level 4 (General) or (Employment)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with HIGH PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE - ISE II with no less than merit in any band

Completion of all primary education and at least three years secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction, or

Completion of five years of secondary education at schools with English as the language of instruction.  

Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:

  • Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements, or
  • Have successfully completed a Bachelor‘s Degree, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Bachelor Honours degree, Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma, Masters’ Degree or Doctoral Degree, the language of instruction of which must be in English and which must be  from a tertiary education provider from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom or the United States, or
  • Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA, or
  • Have achieved the required score and with all scores achieved in a single test in one of the internationally recognised English Proficiency tests (specified above) within the preceding two years

To satisfactorily complete the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5), and be awarded this qualification the student must successfully achieve:

  • A minimum of 60 credits in accordance with the programme schedule for the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) full-time over 17 tutorial weeks or part-time over one year

Please Note: Students failing to attend for 80% of the timetabled programme hours will forfeit Zero Fees entitlement.

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