exercise level 4

Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

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Course Details

  • Subject to Approval
  • Feb 2018
  • One semester
  • Full-time
  • $3187 per semester
  • Level 4
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Are you passionate about fitness and helping other people reach their goals? This programme is ideal for you! 

The Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) will give you the skills and knowledge you need to be able to deliver exercise instruction to others. Graduates of the programme will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals. Practical work is a major component of the study, enabling you to graduate ready to hit the ground running.

You'll learn how to:

  • Deliver safe and effective exercise programmes, including pre- screening, within their own scope of practice and industry code of ethics.
  • Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to adapt and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes.
  • Adapt programmes for apparently healthy people and common at risk groups using exercise science and testing.
  • Apply  motivational and communication techniques to enhance individual participant commitment to a personalised exercise programme.
  • Apply a health and wellness framework and evidence-based nutrition principles to support a personalised exercise programme and recommend referral pathways to allied health professions.
  • Use marketing and business tools and techniques to support business practices as an exercise professional.

Developed Alongside Industry

The Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) and Certificate in Exercise (Level 5) have been designed with the help of employers, ensuring our qualifications will meet the needs of the fitness industry.

"Well done to Wintec on working with industry, to formulate the new level 4 and 5 qualification. I believe the curriculum and subsequent range of activities students will engage in as part of the course, have been set specifically to achieve an even higher level of education, motivation and adherence for all students. This will be very valuable to help them be succesfull in the industry."

- Mel Engelbrecht, Personal Trainer, Nutritionist, Snr Assessor Mentor (MotionMel)

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SCHEDULE OF MODULES

Module Code Module Name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPRT401Introduction to the Fitness Industry415  
SPRT402Exercise Training415  
SPRT403Nutrition415  
SPRT501Fitness Industry Business Skills415  

"My reasoning for wanting to employ Wintec students is because I was a Wintec student and If it wasn’t for Wintec I wouldn’t be where I am today.

I know how thorough and hands on the staff are and students come out of the course fully confident and business ready."

- Tony Brunton, First Place Fitness Club Owner/Manager

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Entry Criteria

Applicants are required to have completed:
a) Level 3 Certificate in Educational Achievement in Exercise Science or
b) Comparable Level 3 qualification in Exercise or
c) 24 credits at NCEA Level 2; including 12 credits in English or Te Reo Level 2 and 12 credits in Mathematics/Pangaru at NCEA 1 or higher

Special Admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee.

Provisional Entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the Centre Director or designated nominee.

English Language Requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 5.5 in the academic band, with no individual band score lower than 5.0; or equivalent.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates can be employed or self-employed in roles such as: exercise consultant, community exercise instructor, team training instructor or personal trainer.

This programme provides a pathway to, and is a prerequisite for, the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5).

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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