New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

19 Weeks

Are you interested in the Health and Wellness of your community?

This programme is available for the entire Northland region as an online option as long as the learner has access to a functional gym. The use of the onsite "Red Barn" Gym at the NorthTec Raumanga campus is available to learners' for practical learning.

About this programme

This programme has been designed to equip you with the know-how to start your exercise industry journey. You’ll learn about the exercise industry, what it means to be an exercise professional, what support is available and, importantly, what is required to be an effective exercise professional and help others along their exercise journey. You’ll need to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the theories and gym exercises you’ve learnt.

This nationally recognised qualification for personal trainers will enable graduates to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs).

This qualification provides a pathway for entry into the New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Level 5), as well as those looking to start a career as a personal trainer.

How you will learn

This qualification is delivered online with face-to-face workshops (with an option to attend via Zoom) around specific topics. Throughout their learning experience students will be supported by tutors and industry supervisors.

  • Theory (online) - The theory components of this programme are offered as online courses, which is intuitive and responsive to learners, providing a range of interactive learning opportunities between tutors and students, peer to peer and via self-assessment. This platform delivers learning to students using multimedia content, course overviews, relevant audio-visual content and readings.
  • Practical - The practical delivery will engage with exercise organisations (usually gyms) to set up appropriate practicum opportunities. Exercise facilities are required to meet host site criteria to be approved and must sign a Work Experience Agreement outlining their role and responsibilities.

This qualification requires 220 hours in the Red Barn Gym or a gym-based workplace.

What you will learn

Graduates will be able to:

  • deliver safe and effective exercise programmes, including pre-screening, 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.

Entry Requirements

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to understand follow, and respond to instructions given in English.
  • be physically able to complete the programme specific outcomes

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

All applicants must:

  • be at least 16 years old at the time the programme commences.
  • be able to read, write, and communicate in English at a basic level.
  • be physically able to complete the programme-specific outcomes.

Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Applicants under 20 years of age must hold NCEA (Level 2) or equivalent.

Applicants who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements will be eligible to be enrolled where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success.

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at this level. Applicants for whom English is not a first language must have an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; or an accepted international equivalence.

Intakes & Applications

Dates & Bookings

This programme is not open to international students.
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Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)
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November 24, 2023
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All fees are in New Zealand Dollars and are approximate only - includes GST but excludes the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF) levy. Unless otherwise stated, the fees shown are for domestic students only. For programmes longer than one academic year in duration, the fees quoted are for the first year. Final study costs depends on a number of factors including the courses you select to study.

Courses and programmes may be cancelled, postponed or have their content or configuration changed from time to time (including during the academic year) at the discretion of NorthTec. See our full Terms and conditions.

Additional Information

Accord Trust Scholarship

This scholarship provides fee discounts to eCampus learners enrolled at NorthTec in 2022. Awards up to $4000 ($16,444 available in total) to students ineligible for any other fees-free options.  Students enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for one of these scholarships you must:

  • Be enrolled in an NorthTec programme through eCampus NZ
  • Be ineligible for any other fees-free options

How to apply

Submit the Accord Trust Scholarship online application form. Applications for this scholarship can be submitted any time up until 30 November 2022.

About Te Pūkenga

NorthTec is part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology (Te Pūkenga). From 1 October 2022, all references to NorthTec or Northland Polytechnic on this website (and any documentation linked through this website) need to be read as references to Te Pūkenga and its NorthTec business division.

Te Pūkenga brings the Institutes of Technology and Polytechnics (ITPs) and the arranging training activities of certain Industry Training Organisations (ITOs) together to create a national network. This will give learners more choices and flexibility in what, where, and how they learn.

Existing NorthTec ākonga (learners) will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga automatically in the same qualification and will continue to learn in the same way, in the same place, with the same people.

Learners should note that all programmes offered across Te Pūkenga are under review to ensure they are portable, consistent and aligned with the needs of industry and may be changed. Where there are changes to programmes that you have applied to enrol in, you will be notified of these changes.

Key Information for students - Qualification Information from the NZ Government.
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