This apprenticeship is designed for passionate fitness enthusiasts who are looking to forge their careers in the exercise industry.
Exercise professionals have a broad base of skill and knowledge. They are excited about guiding others to share the benefits of exercise, whether in a gym or fitness facility, a studio, community hall, or an outdoor session.
They apply their interpersonal skills and comprehensive knowledge of exercise, anatomy, nutrition and health and safety, to develop safe, fun programmes tailored to their participants' needs. And they use their operational and marketing skills to build and run successful fitness businesses.
This qualification will be delivered and assessed on-the-job at a gym or fitness facility.
An apprentice will come out of this qualification having progressed through several stages: working as an exercise assistant and consultant in group sessions, gym floor or community exercise instruction, pre-designed exercise programmes, working as a personal trainer designing individual programmes, and finally delivering group training sessions.
This qualification is equivalent to REPs Exercise Assistant
Organisational values and goals
Health and safety procedures and responsibilities
Benefits of recreation for the community.
This qualification is equivalent to REPs Exercise Consultant
Selecting an appropriate pre-designed programme to match individual participant requirements
Instructing and monitoring a pre-designed exercise programme
Anatomy and physiology
Health and safety, and industry code of ethics
Maintaining personal health and wellness.
This qualification is equivalent to REPs Personal Trainer
Fundamentals of exercise
Delivering exercise programmes
Becoming an exercise professional.
The programme is made up of the following unit standards:
|29848||Demonstrate knowledge of safe work procedures and practices in a recreation workplace||Level 3||5 credits|
|30636||Demonstrate knowledge of the human body and its movement during exercise and stretching||Level 3||7 credits|
|30447||Demonstrate basic knowledge of anatomical structures and physiological responses to exercise||Level 3||5 credits|
|29847||Demonstrate knowledge of a recreation workplace and its contribution to individuals and communities in New Zealand||Level 3||5 credits|
|30634||Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy, physiology and health risk factors||Level 4||13 credits|
|30637||Apply motivational techniques to enhance exercise participant commitment to individual exercise programmes||Level 4||5 credits|
|30635||Pre-screen, design, deliver and adapt exercise programmes||Level 4||15 credits|
|30638||Demonstrate knowledge of how nutrition, health and wellness frameworks and allied health can promote health outcomes||Level 4||7 credits|
|30639||Provide support to exercise participants on nutrition, health and wellness, and allied health to promote health outcomes||Level 4||5 credits|
|30640||Develop marketing and business tools and procedures to support business practices as an exercise professional||Level 4||8 credits|
|30933||Demonstrate exercise and stretching techniques||Level 3||5 credits|
|30936||Demonstrate knowledge of the purpose and protocols of exercise testing||Level 3||5 credits|
|30932||Demonstrate knowledge of pre-designed exercise programmes, exercise principles, components and adherence||Level 3||10 credits|
|30934||Select and instruct pre-designed exercise programmes||Level 3||10 credits|
|29851||Apply safe work procedures and practices in a recreation workplace||Level 3||10 credits|
|30448||Work professionally and safely as an exercise instructor to promote health and wellbeing within an exercise facility||Level 3||8 credits|
|30935||Develop and implement an exercise plan for personal physical fitness||Level 3||5 credits|
|6571||Demonstrate knowledge of micro and macro nutrients and nutritional imbalances||Level 3||5 credits|
|31928||Plan, deliver and review the planning and delivery of a group training session||Level 4||12 credits|
On-job training costs workplaces both time and resources. It can mean covering registration fees, learning and assessment resources, allocating time for training, and having an appropriate assessment pathway available.
Total costs for trainees will vary depending on how the qualification is delivered, how it is assessed and how much support the workplace can provide.
From July 1 2020, Skills Active apprenticeships are zero-fees until the end of 2022, under the government's Targeted Training Fund.
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Keen to earn your stripes as an exercise professional? Think this might be the right qualification for your staff?
To find out more, contact your regional Skills Active learning support advisor.
Remember, to do this qualification on the job, a Skills Active trainee needs to be working as a volunteer or paid employee in the exercise industry.
If you are interested in this qualification, but you're not currently employed in the industry, contact your local gym or exercise facility, or a Skills Active learning support advisor to talk about how you can get involved.