This course is designed for individuals interested in obtaining a fitness instructor qualification to work in a gym/fitness suite.
The course comprises of four core units, and two additional units.
- Anatomy & physiology for exercise
- Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
- Principals of exercise, fitness and health
- Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
- Planning gym-based exercise
- Instructing gym-based exercise
Candidates will learn:
- The heart and circulatory system
- The respiratory system
- Structure and function of the skeleton
- Muscoskeletal system
- Postural and core stability
- The nervous and energy systems and their relation to exercise
- How to maintain health, safety and welfare in a variety of fitness environments
- How to programme safe and effective exercise for a range of clients, the health benefits of physical activity and the importance of healthy issue
- How to communicate with clients effectively, and motivate clients to adhere to an exercise programme
- The skills and knowledge required to plan and prepare a gym-based exercise programme with apparently healthy adults and groups.
- Client groups can include young people in the 14-16 age range, provided they are part of a larger adult group. Client groups also covered are older adults, ante and postnatal clients and disabled clients provided the relevant contraindications and key safety guidelines are observed.
- Practical including planning and portfolio work
- Teaching and evaluating
- Two theory exam papers and a portfolio
- Each entry is subject to interview
- Applicants must be age 18 years of age or older
- Applicants will be required to take part in a physical activity within a gym environment. An awareness of using gym equipment is desirable.
- Sports clothing
£750 (subject to change for the new academic year)
Students can progress onto employment in health spas, clinics and salons, complementary therapy private practice or self-employment, and the health and fitness industry. Progression is possible to Foundation Degree/HNC level or other subject areas such as Complementary Therapies.
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.