Fitness Leaders Certificate

Fitness Leaders Certificate

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250 Hours

Fitness Leaders Certificate VRE004

To obtain a Fitness Leaders Certificate, students must meet the following five requirements:

1.  Complete the Fitness Leader's Certificate Core Theory which incorporates key sections of Human Biology IA, Human Biology IB, and Health and Fitness I (and incorporates theory from EFK Level 1 & 2 requirements for the UK; plus Cert III & IV in Australia)

2.  Undertake 40 hours of practical at an approved fitness centre (under the supervision of a reputable instructor)

3.  Obtain a current First Aid Certificate that includes rescusitation (Red Cross, St. John's Ambulance for example)

4. Sit and pass two examinations

The aim of the Core theory course is to elevate the standard of core knowledge and competency for people working in the field of fitness through the provision of a pre-service education program.

The aim of specialty modules is to contextualise and expand the learning process and competencies into one of the recognised registered categories.

On successful completion of this module you will have developed:

  • Abilities in describing the nature and extent of the health and fitness industry
  • Abilities in explaining exercise and its importance to health and fitness
  • Skills in preparation and delivery of basic fitness programs
  • An ability to explain basic human anatomy and physiology
  • An ability to describe bioenergetics and environmental aspects of human biology

There are two parts to this module (Part I and Part II), each of which comprise two units. Each unit in turn contains several lessons. (See below for details).

Part 1

UNIT ONE – Anatomy and Physiology and Exercise

Lesson 1. Introduction to Health and Fitness

Lesson 2. Exercise Physiology

Lesson 3. Exercise Principles and Cardio-respiratory Programming

Lesson 4. Physiology: Digestion, Excretion, Physiological Systems

UNIT TWO - Biomechanics

Lesson 5. Introduction to Biomechanics: The skeleton and muscles

Lesson 6. Biomechanics and Risk

Lesson 7.  Aquafitness, exercise, routines, and equipment


UNIT THREE – Program Design and Performance

Lesson 8. Fitness Program Design

Lesson 9. Delivering A Fitness Program

Lesson 10. Ergogenic Aids to Performance

UNIT FOUR – Safety, Injury, and Body Physiology

Lesson 11. Regulating Body Physiology

Lesson 12. Safety, Injury and General Wellbeing

Lesson 13. Fitness Programs for Special Groups

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