New Zealand Diploma in Exercise (Level 6)

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Exercise L6

Who is this qualification for?     

We are currently developing this qualification for people working in senior roles, who want to become exercise industry experts.  

The diploma is all about providing the advanced skills and knowledge required for the safe and effective delivery of exercise prescription. People in these roles understand the benefits that appropriate exercise can bring to someone’s overall wellbeing. They are confident, clear communicators who use their expertise and enthusiasm to motivate their clients. 

Please note: This qualification is being developed by Skills Active, but is designed to be completed off-job through a tertiary education provider. 

What's involved?

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This 120-credit diploma covers:

Key principles, trends and research from the exercise industry  

Planning, delivering, and evaluating tailored exercise programmes 

The impact of medications, non-medicinal drugs and supplements  

Exercise science, health promotion, strength and conditioning, and coaching  

Development of exercise programmes for a specialist area or population 

Relationship building with professionals across a range of disciplines 

Leadership within exercise contexts 

Working with assessment tools 

Working with technology 

Reducing barriers to exercise, and improving wellness  

Management of systems and processes that monitor client progress.   

This qualification will take 2-3 years to complete.

What are the costs?

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Fees will vary depending on which provider you choose to do this qualification through.

Where to from here?

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To find out more about how to sign up to this qualification, please contact the chosen provider directly.

Want to see where this qualification can take you next?

Check out our range of other exercise qualifications

Discover your own career path on Tōu Aratika  - our careers website. 

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Contact Skills Active

P   0508 4 SKILLS (0508 475 4557)