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New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 5
Dates:

2020 Semester 2: 20 July to 27 November

Duration:

19 weeks full-time

One year part-time

Location: Christchurch
Credits: 60

This qualification will provide New Zealand, the exercise industry, clients and the community with graduates who have the skills and knowledge of exercise prescription across a variety of exercise environments.
Graduates will be able to design and deliver advanced technical and personalised exercise programmes. They will have broad operational, theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise processes and self-manage their own promotion and performance.
Graduates will 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.
Graduates will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals.

This qualification will provide New Zealand, the exercise industry, clients and the community with graduates who have the skills and knowledge of exercise prescription across a variety of exercise environments.


Students will learn to design and deliver advanced technical and personalised exercise programmes. They will develop broad operational, theoretical and practical knowledge of exercise processes and self-manage their own promotion and performance.


Graduates will 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.


Graduates will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals.

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 $700 (GST inclusive) 

International fees can be found here 

Graduates of this qualification can be employed or self-employed in roles such as:

  • personal trainer 
  • or senior exercise instructor.

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.  

English Language Requirements

Applicants, 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

an International Baccalaureate Diploma or Cambridge A- level qualification for which the teaching and assessment was conducted in English; or

Cambridge Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA),or Trinity College London Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CertTESOL);or

Successful completion of all primary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand primary school years 1 to 8) and at least three years of secondary education (being the equivalent of three years from New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand,,Australia,Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States one of the countries listed in Rule 18.5 where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of at least five years of secondary education (being the equivalent of New Zealand secondary school years 9 to 13) at schools in either New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, the United Kingdom and the United States where the student was taught using English as the language of instruction; or

Successful completion of 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

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 two years preceding the proposed date of enrolment


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

* New versions of some NZCEL qualifications, and in some cases new qualifications, were published on 13 June 2017. These are intended to replace pre-existing versions and qualifications, which have been given expiring status until discontinued on 31 December 2019. (a) denotes expiring (b) denotes current

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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