Open Day Tōia Mai 2022
Our annual Open Day hosts people from around the Waikato region and beyond across our City and Rotokauri campuses.
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:
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)
"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."
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.
Qualifications: Master of Sports and Ex Sc, BSc (Physiol), BPhEd.
Qualifications: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science.
Wintec provides support from day one.
Students will have access to free study preparation courses, academic resources, a specialist student learning services team, a 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.
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.
You can apply for this programme if you meet one of the below options.
Based on study completed after school (tertiary study)
Based on your work experience (on the job)
If you can demonstrate relevant knowledge, skills and experience that you have gained through work experience, that will help you to be successful in the programme.
Based on discretionary entrance
If you don’t meet any of the above options, and you think you have what it takes to complete this programme, you can apply for discretionary entrance. Your application may be accepted if you can demonstrate a good chance of success. Approval of discretionary entrance applications is decided by the relevant manager. If your application is approved, your acceptance into further programmes relies on you demonstrating success in this programme.
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.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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.
Year 1 students beginning July 2022
Date: Monday 12 July 2022
Time: To be confirmed
Venue: Q Block, Rotokauri Campus
First day of class
Date: Monday 18 July 2022
Venue: Q Block, Rotokauri Campus
If you are a new student to Wintec, please join us for the induction day. We will cover programme information for the semester, including the compulsory safety check, give you a campus tour, and introduce you to our team.
Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.
You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.
Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.
Student kit (approximately $200.00)
This will include all the equipment that is needed for your course, such as:
If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:
New Zealand-based suppliers
General book suppliers
The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.
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