Personal Trainer Course Content

Get Your Personal Trainer Course Certificate

Our Personal Trainer Course has been designed to ensure you have all you need to move forward in becoming a confident and competent fitness professional.

The program covers everything from exercise and healthy eating through to fitness science and business studies.

Once qualified, you will have a clearer understanding of the vast range of career opportunities within the fitness industry. These include:

  • Working as a personal trainer with your own business or within a gym
  • Working as a fitness instructor taking assessments or group exercise
  • Running boot camps or outdoor programs
  • Working with allied health professionals such as physiotherapists or massage therapists
  • Working as a fitness professional on cruise ships or other countries

What You'll Learn From Our Personal Trainer Course

There are 13 modules within our Personal Trainer Course program, all designed to teach you the ins and outs of the fitness industry, and how you can excel in your career.

Module 1: The Fitness Industry
Module 2: Anatomy and Physiology
Module 3: Nutrition
Module 4: Client Prep
Module 5: Exercise Prescription
Module 6: Groups
Module 7: Special Populations
Module 8: Business
Module 9: Personal Training 101
Module 10: Personal Training Prescription
Module 11: Specialised Personal Training
Module 12: Personal Training for Sports Performance
Module 13: Practical Workshop
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Certificate in Personal Training Course Summary


Hi there, I’m Libby Searle – one of the Tutors here at Fit Futures Academy.

I’m going to take a guess and say that if you’re here, then you’re very interested in gaining your certification in personal training to either work as a personal trainer, group training instructor or to increase your knowledge and expertise to refine your own training. Well, you’ve come to the right place.

Who is Fit Futures Academy?
Study Options
Online Study
Face-to-face Study

Fair Fees for International Students

If you’re an international student looking to start your New Zealand fitness career, you’ve come to the right place! New Zealand’s fitness industry is booming and has experienced consistent growth for the last 15 years. Our strong sporting culture and wide-open outdoor spaces mean we’re a country of fitness lovers, and the potential to build a great exercise business here is huge.

The options are endless: maybe you want to be a personal trainer at a gym, a group trainer running exercise classes, or even open your own studio. No matter where you’re headed, the Certificate in Personal Training is your first step to an exciting and rewarding Kiwi fitness career.

No additional charges for international students
No additional charges for international students

Fit Futures Academy welcomes international students, and as part of that, we don’t charge any additional course fees for students from overseas.

Our affordable fee structure and flexible payment options make it easy for you to achieve your personal training study goals, no matter where you’re based.

Become NZ REPs accredited
Become NZ REPs accredited

If you’re new to New Zealand but have worked in the fitness industry overseas, our Certificate in Personal Training is a great way to gain your NZ REPs (Register of Exercise Professionals) registration.

REPs registration provides your accreditation to work in New Zealand and gives you insurance coverage once you’re working.

Work-ready course, in NZ and overseas
Work-ready course, in NZ and overseas

As part of your graduation, we organise and pay for your first year of REPs registration, so you’re ready to start working as soon as you graduate!NZ REPs is internationally recognised, so you’ll be qualified to work in multiple other countries – which is perfect if New Zealand isn’t the last stop on your travels.

Study with us while you’re on a visa
Study with us while you’re on a visa

You can study with Fit Futures Academy while you’re on a student visa, as long as you’re living in New Zealand when you complete your qualification.

Flexible study and expert support
Flexible study and expert support

Our online course gives you the freedom to study in your own time, while providing access to an industry expert tutor. As part of your qualification you’ll also complete 40 hours of hands-on work experience in a gym environment, learning the industry from the inside out and building connections that will help to kickstart your career.


Still have questions about our courses? Get in touch.