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SPOR4004 – Exercise Professional Practice

Module code
Module title
Exercise Professional Practice
This course aims to develop cultural competency, knowledge, skills and attributes to use business tools to practice as an exercise professional.
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Enhanced
Learning hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
LO1 Apply principles of Manaakitanga (hosting), Tuuturutanga (being real and genuine), and Tuuhonotanga (connectedness), when working with a range of culturally diverse clientele as an exercise professional.
LO2 Use appropriate business tools and techniques to operate effectively as an exercise professional.
LO3 Explain scope of practice of an exercise professional in Aotearoa New Zealand context.
LO1[Range must include Maaori and Pacific people; May also include New Zealand European, Asian, Middle Eastern Latin American and African]
• Te Tiriti o Waitangi
• Indigeneity
• Identity – individual pepeha
• Cultural awareness
• Manaakitanga in practice
• Developing Tuuturutanga
• Demonstrating Tuuhonotanga
• Communication – verbal, non-verbal, written
• Interpersonal relations
• Navigating stereotypes
• Identifying personal biases
• Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation
• Understanding adherence and behaviour change
• Verbal and non-verbal communication
• Open and closed questioning techniques
• Qualities of a successful exercise professional
• Sales and marketing
• Business planning and implementation
• Fitness industry roles
• Problem solving
• Acting responsibly and ethically
• Ethical and culturally appropriate application of business tools and techniques
• Working sustainably
• Technology for business
• Relating to others
• Understanding appropriate accounting and tax requirements
• Scope of practice and code of ethics
• Industry links (ITOs, business mentors, key fitness organisations)
• Professional development (continuing education, conferences, upskilling, industry/community liaisons and research)
• Referral pathways to allied health professions
• Relevant legislation (including Health and Safety at Work, Vulnerable Children, Privacy, and Human Rights Acts)
• Relevant industry codes and publications
• Organisational policies and procedures (including Emergency Action Plans, Standard Operating Procedures, and the use of personal protective equipment)
Learning and Teaching Resource
All required and recommended resources are advised to aakonga via course outlines.
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Learning and teaching activities will employ a range of elements drawn from approved methods to align with the context of the learning (delivery mode, regional specific requirement, etc.) and any particular needs of the group of aakonga.
Assessment Criteria
Assessment in this course is achievement-based. Aakonga must submit all specified assessment items, achieve all learning outcomes, and obtain at least 50% overall in order to pass this course.

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