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Physical Activity & Wellbeing


Study for an exciting, active career in the sports, exercise and wellbeing industries.

 

Health Bridging Certificate (Level 4 only)

  • Dunedin or online with compulsory block courses
  • Six months full-time or one year part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts July
  • Apply anytime

This Level 4 programme is the second part of our health bridging pathway for those that don't yet meet the entry requirements for our diploma- or degree-level health programmes. To enter directly into Level 4, you need to hold a New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3) (our Level 3 Health Bridging certificate), or equivalent.

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

  • Dunedin
  • Six months full-time; twelve months part-time
  • Level 4
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 30 November and 30 May

Start on your path to becoming a Personal Trainer with this exciting new programme. Learn how to teach exercise, gain an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, and discover how the role of behaviour change can lead to lasting results for your clients. Successful completion will enable you to apply for registration as a gym instructor with REPs NZ (Register of Exercise Professionals New Zealand).

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)

  • Dunedin
  • Six months full-time; twelve months part time
  • Level 5
  • Starts February and July
  • Apply by 30 November and 31 May

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to become a Personal Trainer. With this hands-on qualification, taught by highly-experienced and industry-connected staff, you will discover how to plan, implement and evaluate exercise programmes. By also studying nutrition and behaviour, you will be fully prepped to work with clients in a holistic manner. Successful completion of this Level 5 Certificate will enable you to apply for registration as a Personal Trainer with REPs NZ (Register of Exercise Professionals New Zealand).