What will I learn?

Programme highlights

Want to improve the health and fitness of individuals in your community?

Gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in the fitness industry as a fitness instructor or trainer.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to join the Register of Exercise Professionals and make a real difference to the lives of others.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below four courses (60 credits):

781.426 Anatomy and Physiology for Exercise Professionals (15 credits)

781.427 Exercise Programming (25 credits)

781.428 Health, Wellness and Nutrition (10 credits)

781.429 Business for the Exercise Professional (10 credits)

Career opportunities

Graduates of this qualification will be able to work in paid or volunteer employment in programme delivery and co-ordination roles in sport and recreation settings in commercial or community environments.

Graduates can be employed or self-employed in roles such as: exercise consultant, community exercise instructor, team training instructor or personal trainer.

Further training or study

New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5)
New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 6)
Bachelor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Level 7)

Which department am I in?

School of Social Work and Sport

Study options

Full Time (17 weeks)

Tuition fees
NZ$10,900.00 (US$ 7,315) per year
This is approximate fees only
Start date

21 February 2022, 25 July 2022


Manukau Institute of Technology

MIT Otara Campus,

53 Otara Road,



2023, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For international students

Open entry - There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

IELTS test: Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5; TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE); TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 14); Cambridge English Examinations: B2 First or B2 First for schools with a score of 162. No less than 154 in each skill; OET at Grade C in all sub-tests; Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE (Academic) score of 42 with no band score lower than 36.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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