personal trainer Course Content
Fit Futures offers a comprehensive A-Z programme with everything you need to know to become a successful personal trainer
Get your certificate in personal training
Our Personal trainer courses have been designed to ensure you have all you need to move forward in becoming a confident and competent fitness professional.
The programme 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 programmes
- 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
There are 13 modules within the programme, 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
Understanding the fitness industry in New Zealand.
- REPs and Networking
- Workplace Health and Safety
MODULE 2 : Anatomy and Physiology
Examining the muscle and skeletal structures of the human body and how we use energy.
- Anatomical Terminology
- Skeletal Structure and Function
- Muscle Structure and Function
- Cardiac and Respiratory System
- Nervous System
- Energy Systems
MODULE 3: Nutrition
Exploring nutrition and digestion in relation to health and performance.
Scope of Practice
MODULE 4 : Client Prep
Providing exercise pre-screening and customer service.
- Communication Skills
- Customer Service
- Engaging with Clients
- Heart Rate and Blood Pressure
- Fitness and Strength Testing
MODULE 5 : Exercise prescription
Exploring methods of exercise prescription and considerations for exercise programming.
- Exercise Prescription
- Programming Rules
- Cardiovasular Training
- Session Delivery
- programme Tracking
MODULE 6 : Groups
Instructing group exercise classes.
- Group Development
- The Planning Process
- Instructing a Circuit Class
MODULE 7 : Special Populations
Health conditions and how to accommodate exercise for them.
- Introduction to Special Populations
- Heart Conditions
- Metabolic Conditions
- Asthma and Arthritis
- Mental Health
MODULE 8 : Business
Starting your business with business planning.
- Job Applications
- Business Planning
- Financial Planning
MODULE 9 : Personal Training 101
Behavioural change and delivering personal training sessions.
- Personal Training Sessions and Delivery
- Behavioural Change
- Body Composition
MODULE 10 : Personal Training Prescription
Session planning and assessing your client’s performance.
- Postural Analysis
- Screening Recommendations
- Exercise Variations
- Phases of Adaption
MODULE 11 : Specialised Personal Training
Personal training for children and actively ageing clients.
- Actively Aging Clients
MODULE 12 : Personal Training for Sports Performance
Periodisation, deloading, considerations for endurance training and movement screening.
- Sports Training
- Movement Screening
MODULE 13 : Practical Workshop
Practical session to demonstrate your ability to programme for and interact with clients.
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