Working in the Health and Fitness industry is a rewarding and fun profession. Fitness courses are created to provide the students with the required skills to work in a variety of roles in the industry...
Learn the skills needed to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training sessions. Students will also learn valuable knowledge about the anatomy of the human body and health and nutrition. Upon completion, students will have gained the required qualifications to gain employment in the fitness industry as an exercise instructor in fitness facilities, aquatic facilities or open spaces.
What do you learn?
The courses to become a personal trainer will prepare you to:
Fitness screen and assess new clients
Monitor a client’s fitness level and development
Provide fitness training to a single client or group of clients in a supervised and low risk setting
Provide advice on exercise and exercise equipment
Perform administration duties of the fitness centre or gym
Plan exercise programs for your clients
Apply your knowledge of exercise science principles
Undertake client postural appraisals and other fitness tests
Undertake functional range of movement and muscle testing
Develop a broad variety of exercise programs
Run a small business
Deliver first aid
Some of the topics you will study include:
Anatomy and Physiology and the basics of Exercise Science
Client screening and assessment
Principles of healthy eating
Exercise for Special Populations clients such as older adults
Fitness Course Instructor Specialisations
Students completing these courses are primarily employed as gym instructors, group instructors or personal trainers in a fitness or leisure facility
Preparation for further study and vocational skills with development of study and research skills, language and literacy skills, communication skills, time management, planning and managing projects, interpersonal skills and the development of techniques
This qualification provides a pathway to work in a diversity of fitness industry businesses including fitness centres, gyms, aquatic facilities, community facilities and in open spaces
Additional outcomes include the attainment of a First Aid Certificate
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