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Certificate in Advanced Personal Training

The FIT College NZ Certificate in Advanced Personal Training is designed to equip you with all the knowledge and skills to become a confident and competent Personal Trainer.

Our comprehensive program covers everything you need to know for working within the fitness industry. From excercise and healthy eating right through to fitness science and business studies. Studying with FIT College NZ will equip you with all the tools to succeed.

Once qualified, you will have a huge range of career opportunities in the fitness industry! This includes; working as a Personal Trainer with your own business or within a gym environment, working as a Fitness instructor taking clients for health assessments or Group Exercise. Running Boot Camps or Outdoor programmes, working with Allied Health Professionals such as Physiotherapists or Massage Therapists or working on Cruise Ships or in 30+ countries around the world!

Throughout the course you’ll learn all about the following areas of health & fitness:

Understanding the fitness industry in New Zealand is a great way to begin your journey. In this module, we will explore the possibilities of your future career and how to pursue best practice within the fitness industry.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • REPS and Networking
  • Workplace health and safety
  • Equipment maintenance
Having a basic knowledge of the human body is essential when you are a personal trainer. In this module, we will delve into the muscle and skeletal structures of the human body and explore how we use energy.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Anatomical Terminology
  • Skeletal Structure and Function
  • Muscle Structure and Function
  • Cardiac and Respiratory Systems
  • Nervous system
  • Hormones
  • Energy Systems
  • Biomechanics
Clients and sports people need to fuel their bodies correctly when exercising. In this module, we will be looking at nutrition and digestion in relation to health and performance.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Scope of Practice
  • Nutrition Terminology
  • Carbohydrates
  • Protein
  • Fats
  • Digestion
Health screening and understanding your client’s goals is essential when prescribing exercise. In this module, we will learn how to provide exercise pre-screening for your client and how to provide the best customer service for your clients.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Communication Skills
  • Customer Service
  • Engaging with Clients
  • Starting Documents
  • Heart and Blood Pressure
  • Anthropometry
  • Fitness and Strength Testing
Understanding the theory of exercise prescription will allow you to program for your client. In this module, we will explore methods of exercise prescription and what you as a trainer will need to consider for exercise programming.procedures.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Exercise prescription
  • Programming Rules
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • Session Delivery
  • Program Tracking
Delivering a group fitness class is an essential skill for personal trainers and floor instructors. In this module, we will cover how to instruct a group exercise class and identify how you can improve your client’s experience.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Introduction to Group Training
  • Group Development
  • The Planning Process
  • Instructing a Circuit Class
Awareness of common diseases and conditions in the community is important in the fitness industry. In this module, we will explore different health conditions that affect a portion of the population and how you as a trainer can accommodate exercise for them.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Introduction to Special Populations
  • Conditions of the Heart
  • Metabolic Conditions
  • Asthma and Arthritis
  • Pregnancy and Mental Health
Business is an important aspect of being a personal trainer. In this module, we will explore how to start up your business and become a successful personal trainer through smart business planning.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Job Applications
  • Business Planning
  • Financial Planning
  • Marketing
Delivering high quality personal training sessions to your clients is a core part of your role. In this module, we will explore methods of behavioural change and personal training session delivery.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Personal Training Sessions and Delivery
  • Behavioural Change
  • Body Composition
You need to adapt your clients’ programs to allow them to achieve their goals. In this module, we will explore session planning and different methods of assessment that you can use to analyse your client’s performance.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Postural Analysis
  • Exercise Variations
  • Principles of Training

Personal training for special populations is an extremely useful tool when you are working in a diverse environment. In this module, we will explore personal training options for those populations.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  •  Working with Children
  • Working with Actively Aging Clients
  • Referrals
Planning and programming for clients who participate in sports can be challenging. In this module, we will look at several ways to provide exceptional training programs and periodisation for your clients.

In this topic you will cover:

 

  • Sports Training
  • Periodisation
  • Deloading
  • Endurance
  • Movement Screening
This is the final assessment and you should be all good to go out into the industry! The final practical is to demonstrate your ability to program for clients, ask the right questions and build rapport. It is essentially performing the role you will be playing as a personal trainer. This assessment will be performed at a practical workshop and you will need to complete the assessment task associated with it.

 

  • This workshop assesses your skills in real time with your tutor
  • You can choose to complete this via Skype or in a physical workshop.
40 hours of work experience must be completed with a gym of your choice.

The work experience module at Fit College is designed to encourage you to seek out exposure to areas of interest to you within a gym or health and fitness setting. The requirement is to complete 40 hours of total work experience under the supervision of a REPs recognised personal trainer or gym instructor, although more can be completed if you wish to do so.

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