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New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

Key information

Level of study:
Certificate
Tuition fees:
Duration:
19 weeks
Start date: 21-February-2022
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to turn your passion for exercise and sport into a career in the fitness industry.

Our Certificate in Exercise programme will give you a sound theoretical and practical base for working in the fitness industry. You'll study exercise professional practice, performance training, nutrition, anatomy and physiology.

Your study will include regular tests and assessments. Previous study in a science-related subject at the equivalent of NCEA Level 2 would be beneficial.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

With this qualification you will be ready for a number of employment opportunities and career pathways within the fitness industry such as a personal trainer, gym trainer, group exercise instructor and sales and marketing roles.

As a successful fitness industry employee you will have well developed social skills which are also relevant to many other occupations.

Graduates will be eligible for registration with the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at the personal trainer level.

STUDY PATHWAYS

As a Certificate in Exercise graduate you can progress to our Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science), Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness) or Bachelor of Musculoskeletal Health. Further study in physical education, recreation, massage therapy, physiotherapy, sports coaching and teaching is also an option.

Entry criteria

40 credits NCEA Level 1, including: 10 Literacy credits and 10 Numeracy credits

or
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) Ara Sports, Nutrition and Health Promotion Pathway or Ara TOA Sports Pathway or equivalent

or
If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

Alternative requirements

If you show that you have equivalent skills for tertiary study gained through study, work and/or life experience, you may be able to gain alternative entry.

English language requirements:

IELTS test - Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5

SPEAKING - 5.0
READING - 5.0
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING - 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14)

Cambridge English Qualifications - B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36

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