New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

4 New Zealand Certificate in Exercise Level 4 PT3

This programme is for people who want to adapt and deliver appropriate instruction to exercise clients.

Completing the Exercise Level 4 certificate will set you up for a career as an employed or self-employed personal trainer, exercise consultant, community exercise instructor, or team training instructor.

To enrol in this programme, you need to be working in a paid job with an exercise facility or organisation, self-employed, or a volunteer with regular and consistent shifts.

If you don't have a role lined up, contact us to talk about how we can help.

This 60-credit certificate is designed to be completed in 9 to 12 months.

You'll be trained and observed in the workplace. Some of your learning will be online, and your assessments will be completed online.

Key learning areas include:

Exercise fundamentals:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Body systems
  • Physical responses to exercise

Nutrition and wellbeing:

  • Nutrients and the body
  • Health and wellness frameworks
  • Pre-screening and testing

Working professionally:

  • The role of the exercise instructor

Exercise delivery:

  • Principles of exercise
  • Exercise behaviour
  • Practical tasks
  • Review exercise programmes
  • Exercise support

Business skills:

  • Business planning
  • Business tools
  • Marketing

By completing this programme you will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs), at the level of Personal Trainer.

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