WHY STUDY FITNESS THROUGH US?
CONTENT: This course is longer, more in-depth, and cover more than what is prescribed for Fitness Leaders in both the UK and Australia. (In particular we offer more Human Biological Science).
EXCEPTIONAL TUTORS: In other fitness courses you may find you are being tutored by a tutor who holds only basic qualifications, and may have very little industry experience. Our tutors by contrast hold higher qualifications, and have extensive industry experience.
SET YOUR SELF APART FROM THE COMPETITION! It is well known that the key to success in any career is to be different in some way to your competition. We offer just that to our graduates by designing a course that delivers to you a set of skills and knowledge that surpasses those of your “average fitness leader”. This course is for those who strive to be better than ordinary, and want to come out of their qualification with more specialised knowledge than other graduates. As with any career, a qualification will get you the interview, but it is your knowledge, attitude, capacity to do the job, and your uniqueness that will get you the job.
Start your career in Fitness with an exceptional Internationally recognised Fitness Qualification.
Duration: 250 hours
There are five steps to obtaining the Fitness Leader Certificate. These are:
Complete Fitness Leaders Certificate by correspondence study (approx 150 hours)
- Introduction to Health and Fitness
- Exercise Physiology
- Exercise Principles and Cardio Respiratory Programming
- Introduction to Biomechanics: The skeleton and muscles
- Biomechanics and Risk
- Fitness Program Design
- Delivering a Fitness Program
- Physiology: Digestion, excretion, physiological systems
- Regulating Body Physiology
- Ergogenic Aids to Performance
- Safety, Injury and General Wellbeing
- Fitness Programs for Special Groups
Note: These 12 studies are equivalent to the following Advanced Diploma subjects:
*Human Biology IA *Human Biology IB *Health & Fitness I
Undertake a 40 hour practical 'hands on' component at an approved fitness centre (located throughout Australia) under the guidance of an approved/qualified Instructor Assessor within 6 months of completing the theory course outlined above. A Practicum handbook will be completed at this stage. Some students may need to travel to their nearest Assessor.
A First Aid/Resuscitation Certificate obtained at or before this stage (eg. St Johns or Red Cross) must be current.
You must sit and pass four examinations. Minimum pass mark is 60%.
Complete a specialised module (Resistance & Gym Supervision; Advanced Aerobics; Aqua fitness; Sports Psychology or Fitness Risk Management)
(Note: This module will incur an additional fee)
CERTIFICATE qualification awarded.
Please note that some fitness centres may make a charge for the practical component.
Working as a Fitness Leader
Fitness Leaders are people who instruct and/or otherwise facilitate other people to undertake activities intended to improve or maintain individuals level of physical (and sometimes mental) wellbeing.
The job of being a Fitness Leader has changed greatly over the past few decades, and looks certain to continue changing.
In the mid 20th century, fitness leaders were fewer in number, and often just amateur fitness enthusiasts conducting exercise classes in a community centre or hall. Throughout the second half of the 20th century, public interest in fitness increased, as did the capacity of people in more affluent countries to pay people to help them improve their level of fitness.
Growth in interest, demand and economic potential has led the industry to develop in different ways in different countries. What was once dominated by amateurs and volunteers, has blossomed into an industry that employs people in a wide range of roles (eg. Gym Managers, Life Coaches, Personal Trainers, Health Consultants, Fitness Leaders, Recreation Officers etc.). Concerns over legal liability have made it important for these professionals and their employers to be protected against legal action from disgruntled clients.
Appropriate legal protection may be achieved through various means:
1. By acquiring skills and knowledge which show an unchallengeable capacity to do the job.
2. Insurance -A professional indemnity policy to protect against any impact from a law suit.
3. Statements relating to Liability -Displayed notices or membership contracts which clients are clearly advised of limited liability prior to using any offered services.
4. Registrations and Memberships- Joining an appropriate professional association and/or registering as a fitness leader under an accreditation scheme can provide an indication that the leader is maintaining professional standing.
Please note that our fitness leader courses are not government accredited, and may be not accepted by some employers.
CAUTION: Registration as a Fitness Leader alone may not provide adequate legal protection. Registration simply means you have satisfied what a government or industry body has determined as being required for their registration but if the courts determine you were still not competent to have done something you may still lose a legal challenge.