SPRT401 – Introduction to the Fitness Industry

Module code
Module title
Introduction to the Fitness Industry
To introduce students to the ethics of the fitness industry allowing the provision of a safe exercise environment. This module includes 20 hours of work based learning.
  • SH1801
NZQA Level
Level 4
NZQA Credits
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
Self directed hours
Total learning hours
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Identify the scope of practice and code of ethics of the fitness industry.
Describe safe practices within the exercise environment.
Perform pre-screening and basic exercise testing skills to allow for exercise programme adaptation.
-Scope of practice
-Code of ethics
-Exercise environments
-Safe exercise programmes
-Exercise science testing
-PAR-Q forms
-Exercise programme adaptation
-Blood pressure testing
-Cardiovascular testing
-Strength endurance testing
-Customer Service

Teaching and Learning Strategy
Blended delivery of theory, online, practical activities and work based learning.
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorials will develop concepts further through group work, projects and online learning. The assessments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the course.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module students must complete all assessments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50