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Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)

SH1802

Course details

  • Jul 2019
  • One semester
  • Full-time
  • $3266 per semester
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 5
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Students will learn skills and knowledge of exercise prescription across a variety of exercise environments. Students will learn how to design and deliver advanced technical and personalised exercise programmes to meet the needs of their clients.

Practical work is a major component of the study, enabling students to graduate ready to hit the ground running. As part of their study students will undertake a 30 hour work placement in a gym. This placement helps the student to build a professional network, gives them relevant work experience, and sets them up to be effective members of the workplace in the future.

Graduates of the programme will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals.

This programme will teach students how to:

  • Design exercise programmes to the industry standard and implement advanced exercise options to enhance client performance
  • Provide appropriate referrals and follow-up actions to address nutritional requirements as part of personalised exercise prescription.
  • Integrate a broad range of health and wellness factors into an extended exercise intervention programme to meet client goals and objectives.
  • Analyse and select from a range of advanced exercise options, underpinned by exercise science to customise exercise assessment and programmes.
  • Design programmes and apply exercise principles within scope of practice using understanding of the indications and contraindications for symptomatic or apparently healthy people.
  • Develop networks with other allied professionals to support exercise client outcomes

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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 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 successful in the industry."

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

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"My reason 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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Learn from the experts

The people teaching this programme are both experienced and qualified. They have worked with athletes over a number of years at both a national and international level.

Lynne O'Malley

  • Trainer Waikato/Bay of Plenty Magic 2003-2013
  • Worked with more than 50 international athletes over the last 20 years

Qualifications: Master of Sports and Ex Sc, BSc (Physiol), BPhEd.

Read more about Lynne

Kerin McDonald

  • Experience as an instructor and duty manager at Outward Bound New Zealand working with a wide variety of groups. This included supporting the development of New Zealand U23 rowers.
  • Kiwisport Secondary School Event Coordinator, Kiwisport Coordinator, Waipa District Coordinator

Qualifications: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

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Shane Way

  • Experience as a Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer
  • Group trainer adult acute, rehabilitation and forensic mental health wards.
  • Your Way Wellbeing: Personal training, wellbeing coaching, seminars and workshops. 

Qualifications: Certificate in Fitness Industry Training, Certificate in Massage Therapy, Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.

READ MORE ABOUT SHANE

We support you while you study

Wintec provides support from day one.

Students will have access to free study preparation courses, academic resources, a specialist student learning services team, library filled with resources and staffed by expert librarians, a dedicated team for Māori and Pasifika support, disability support services, and affordable health care on campus.

Find out more about our student support here.

Shane Way

Shane Way studied at Wintec and is now working as an academic staff member at Wintec and works as a Personal Trainer at Les Mills.

Shane says "It's a REPs accredited course sok that means that I'm internationally qualified and can work in countries such as Australia, the United Kingdom and Europe

Watch the video to hear Shane's story.

View programme modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPRT502Advanced Training515  
SPRT503Exercise Considerations for Special Populations515  
SPRT504Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellbeing515  
SPRT505Networking and Nutrition for Personal Training515  

Career/further opportunities

Graduates will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals, and may be employed or self-employed as an exercise consultant, community exercise instructor, team training instructor or personal trainer, or continue onto higher study.

Entry criteria

Applicants are required to have completed:

a) Level 4 Certificate in Exercise or
b) Comparable Level 4 qualification in Exercise 

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.

Vulnerable Children's Act

During your induction, you will be required to complete a number of safety checks to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children Act 2014. You can find out more about the safety check process and the Vulnerable Children Act here

Pathways

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

First year students beginning July 2019

Date & time: Wednesday 10 July 9am- 3pm

Location: Q Block, Rotokauri Campus

Please bring: closed shoes and a personal device (smartphone, tablet or laptop) that has internet access. 

What you will need

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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