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New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) - Christchurch

Qualification: Certificate
Level: 4
Dates:

Intake1: 04 March 2019 to 12 July 2019

Duration:

19 weeks Full-Time or

One year Part-Time

Location: Christchurch
Credits: 60

Graduates will be able to:

  • Deliver safe and effective exercise programmes, including prescreening, within own scope of practice and industry code of ethics
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to adapt and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes to individuals
  • Adapt programmes for apparently healthy people and common at risk groups using exercise science and testing
  • Apply motivational and communication techniques to enhance individual participant commitment to a personalised exercise programme
  • Apply a health and wellness framework and evidence-based nutrition principles to support a personalised exercise programme and recommend referral pathways to allied health professionals
  • Use marketing and business tools and techniques to support business practices as an exercise professional

30444 Demonstrate knowledge of health and wellness framework components for participants in exercise

30448 Work professionally and safely as an exercise instructor to promote health and wellbeing within an exercise facility

30634 Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and health risk factors

30635 Pre-screen, design, deliver and adapt exercise programmes

30637 Apply motivational techniques to enhance exercise participant commitment to individual exercise programmes

30638 Demonstrate knowledge of how nutrition, health and wellness frameworks and allied health can promote health outcomes

30640 Develop marketing and business tools and procedures to support business practices as an exercise professional

This programme is eligible for the Zero Fees Scheme

  • NO tuition fees
  • Direct material costs $860

International Fees can be found here

This qualification will provide New Zealand with graduates who have the skills and knowledge to deliver exercise instruction for individuals within the general population. 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 can adapt and deliver appropriate exercise programmes and will have knowledge of exercise training principles and concepts. 

School Leavers

  • Applicants should be a minimum of 16 years of age
  • Have attained physical education papers at NCEA Level 2 (recommended)

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.

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:

  • IELTS test - General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
  • TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)
  • TOEFL Internet based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)
  • Cambridge English Examination –B2 First or B2First for schools with a score of 162.  No less than 154 in each skill
  • OET at minimum of Grade C or 200  in all sub-tests
  • NZCEL - a) Expiring Level   b) Current: a) Level 3 (Academic), b) Level 3 (Applied)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) – PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36
  • Language Cert - B2 Communicator IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill
  • Trinity ISE ISE II with no less than pass 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 4), 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 4)
  • The student will normally be expected to complete the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) 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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