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Advanced Health and Fitness Coach (Level 5) Enrol Now

New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)
Full time: 16 Weeks | Part time: 30 WeeksPart time optionOnline

Want to fast-track your career to becoming a qualified Personal Trainer? Our course offers flexible study options, allowing you to learn at your own pace. 

During the course, you'll develop your skills in exercise science and learn how to create workouts that are not only safe and effective but also fun and engaging for your clients. We’ll help you gain valuable insights into working with different types of people with specialised needs and gain valuable insights in the dynamic fitness industry. 

You’ll also have the unique opportunity to look at exclusive opportunities with Club Med and a variety of resorts in the USA, such as Big Cedar Resort in Missouri and in some of New Zealand’s ultimate gyms. 

Find the right study option to meet your learning needs. 

Campus based learning: You can study full-time or part-time and gain hands-on experience in our onsite gyms. With small class sizes, you’ll have more one-on-one time with your tutor and opportunities to learn with your peers.  

Online learning: We'll provide you with the flexibility to learn anytime, anywhere, and at your own pace. You’ll need to have access to a gym for the duration of your course, while our online resources will provide you with the tools you need to succeed.

This course is delivered by the New Zealand Institute of Sport – NZMA's Sport & Fitness School

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  • You will learn:

  • The latest in exercise science and nutrition 

  • Program development to improve performance using advanced techniques 

  • How to create personalised exercise plans with nutrition advice and follow-up steps 

  • Science-based methods to tailor programs and assessments 

  • To train with clients who have specific needs or health challenges 

  • Work with other professionals to support clients in reaching their exercise goals 

Course start dates

Course start dates

Full-time Intakes


Wellington Railway Station, Level 1, 2 Bunny Street, Pipitea, Wellington 6011

Jul 17, 2023

Sylvia Park

56-60 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

Jul 17, 2023


85 Peterborough Street, Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8013

Jul 17, 2023

Part-time Intakes

Sylvia Park

56-60 Carbine Road, Mount Wellington, Auckland 1060

Jul 17, 2023


Study from anywhere in NZ.

Jul 31, 2023
Oct 9, 2023
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