Fitness Instructor Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Fitness Instructor




Total 75 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

Group Fitness Instructor (Certificate)

Course Format: Online / Virtual Classroom / Webinar
School/Trainer: Douglas College Continuing Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New Westminster, Canada
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Group training is more popular today than ever. Personal trainers world-wide are realizing the benefits of adding the Group Training certification to their repertoire of designations. Financial growth and group leadership skills are driving this new trend. If you have ever thought about adding group training certification to your fitness trainer repertoire, now is the perfect time. Get in shape and earn money while you workout and help others achieve their goals as well. This BCRPA and OFC approved Group Training course is well-designed, interactive and fun. This course is 20 hours in length.

This package includes:
•a group training manual
•immediate access to online videos &, online quizzes which provide instant results containing your grades
•free telephone support with a qualified Group Fitness Trainer of Trainers Mon-Fri 8:30am-4:30pm PST

Technical requirements?
This course involves submitting a video tape of yourself (at the end of the course) for completion, therefore access to a camcorder is required.
You will r... [Read More]

Personal Training Instructor (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Douglas College Continuing Education
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New Westminster, Canada
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Personal Trainer - A term used to describe professionals who work with clients to improve their physical and mental well being. Some trainers have a four-year Kinesiology degree, others have spent a lifetime working out in a gym. This 32-hour course gives personal trainers the minimum requirement to be registered with the BCRPA upon successful completion of the Personal Trainer exam. This course should be supplemented by the Nutrition Knowledge and Techniques in Fitness Assessment courses. The Personal Trainer course covers both marketing and business concepts together with fitness assessment, health screening, risk management, program design and ethics.

Group Fitness Leadership

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: St. Clair College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Windsor, Canada
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Students learn the fundamental components of leading a basic group fitness class. This course provides students with the foundation to design and conduct a basic group fitness class with a variety of group exercise formats using common training principles, correct techniques, and safety. Students present one component of a fitness class that might include muscle balance, strength and flexibility, range of motion, progressive training, and class evaluation. Emphasis is placed on the importance of music, fundamental choreography, and cuing methods. A thorough overview of the primary components of group exercise, including principles, recommendations, and guidelines of warming up and stretching, cardio/respiratory training, muscular conditioning and flexibility, are explored. The many ways to exercise in a group are presented and practiced including high/low, step, stationary indoor cycling, kickboxing, interval training, Pilates, yoga, muscular conditioning and flexibility classes.

Physical Education

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Portland Community College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Portland, United States
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PCC&,#146,s Physical Education and Fitness Departments provide students an opportunity to improve and maintain physical and mental wellness through a wide range of course offerings. Courses offered vary from campus to campus, as do facilities and program availability.

Physical education courses emphasize the development of physical skills, improvement in physical-fitness levels, and the acquisition of knowledge that contributes to a healthy lifestyle.

Transferable Credits

Although PCC does not offer a degree in physical education, physical education courses are lower division collegiate courses that transfer to a four-year college or university. Physical education courses may transfer as:
?elective credits
•program requirement credits
•and/or graduation requirements for the receiving institution

Certificate III in Fitness

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: West Coast Institute of Training
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Perth, Australia
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This qualification will provide you with the practical skills and knowledge to plan and conduct a fitness program and a group exercise class. You will learn about the role of fitness instructors, exercise science and gain an overview of work in the industry. You will develop skills in effective communication, administration and organisation. In addition you will also learn how to analyse risk, respond to emergency situations and maintain equipment. As part of this qualification you will undertake a supervised work placement where you will be able to apply the skills and knowledge you have learned.

Fitness Sport and Recreation

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Tasmanian Polytechnic
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Burnie, Devonport, Hobart, Invermay, Launceston, Newnham, Smithton, Australia
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All program, subject and course offerings are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to variation, availability and suitability.

Statement of Attainment for selected units from Certificate II in Sport and Recreation and Certificate III in Fitness.

You will learn about:

broad exposure to the fitness and recreation industries and the skills and knowledge required to be successful in this industry
the skills required for a pathway into sport and recreation certificate courses and Certificate III in Fitness

To enrol in this program you will need:

an interest in the fitness, sport and recreation industries

This program:

Stage 1 would normally be undertaken in Year 11 and Stage 2 in Year 12 but this is not a prerequisite for the program
leads to Certificate III qualifications

Fitness (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Tasmanian Polytechnic
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Burnie, Devonport, Hobart, Invermay, Launceston, Newnham, Smithton, Australia
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All program, subject and course offerings are correct at the time of publishing but may be subject to variation, availability and suitability.

Workplace functions could be working with clients as a fitness instructor within a fitness centre, conducting group activities such as aerobic classes, gym instructing or aqua classes. Organisational and administrative work may also be included in the job role.

A range of competencies are included such as basic anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and developing fitness programs.

You will learn about:

working with clients as a fitness instructor
conducting group activities such as aerobic classes, gym instructing or aqua classes
basic anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology and development fitness programs

To enrol in this program you will need:

an ability to undertake biology/science units
at least basic levels of literacy and numeracy

This program:

leads to Certificate IV in Fitness

Fitness (Certificate)

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Polytechnic West
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Perth, Australia
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Love working out and keeping fit? Well why not turn your favorite passtime into a career? Certificate III in Fitness is the best way to begin if Fitness Instruction is what you are looking for. A Polytechnic West, Certificate III in Fitness graduate is a qualified Gym Instructor with the skills required to conduct medical screening and assess individual’s fitness levels, develop and instruct basic and customised fitness programs and conduct group exercise sessions. Polytechnic West&,#146,s enthusiastic lecturers will help release the fitness leader within by sharing their experiences, knowledge and skills and allowing you to get hands on with a variety of commercial fitness equipment at the Polytechnic Gym.
What are the courses for further study and career opportunities?

Certificate IV in Fitness.

Successful completion of this qualification enables you to become a gym exercise instructor and a group exercise instructor.

Exercise and Sport Science

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: The University of Newcastle, Australia
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Newcastle, Australia
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This program will produce graduates ready to practice in the field after three years of full-time study (or equivalent part-time).The degree program has been designed to provide sound theoretical knowledge as well as practical skills for exercise testing and prescription for the purpose of improving sport performance and for general health. An optional Exercise Science Sequence will allow students to apply for membership of Exercise &, Sports Science Australia (ESSA, formerly known as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science) as an Exercise Scientist. The Exercise Science Sequence does not guarantee membership of ESSA, but provides the best selection of courses for individual application. Students will be provided with opportunities to gain valuable work experience in the sport and health industry. Through our unique professional placement program students can apply for placements with professional sporting teams, sports organisations, clinics and hospitals. The placements provide students with valuable practical experience, an insight into career prosp... [Read More]

Certificate IV in Fitness

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: Brisbane North Institute of TAFE
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Brisbane, Australia
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What will I get out of this program?

The Certificate IV fitness is your passport into employment and an exciting career as a personal trainer in the Fitness Industry. The qualification is part of the Fitness Industry Training Package and builds on the knowledge and skills gained in the Certificate III in Fitness. The course focuses on the skills required to become a personal fitness trainer, including:

Planning and programming exercise for a wide range of fitness industry clients
Utilising a broad knowledge of exercise science principles in fitness training
Undertaking basic postural appraisals to evaluate clients posture
Conducting and coordinating a 12 week fitness challenge project
Motivational psychology.
What job opportunities will I have?

Successful completion of this program may provide students with opportunities to work as a personal trainer, self employed fitness trainer, activity instructor on cruise ship, or group fitness instructor. Students may gain the ability to work in a broad range of settings, suc... [Read More]

Diploma in teaching yoga: CYQ level 3

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: City Lit
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): London, United Kingdom
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The Diploma in Teaching Yoga: CYQ level 3 consists of 7 units:

-Unit 1 Anatomy and Physiology for exercise and health (level 3)
-Unit 2 Principles of exercise, fitness and health (level 2)
-Unit 3 Health, Safety & Welfare in a Fitness Environment (level 2)
-Unit 4 Know how to support clients who take part in exercise & physical activity (level 2)
-Unit 5 The Philosophy and Fundamentals of Yoga (level 3)
-Unit 6 Programming a Yoga Session (level 3)
-Unit 7 Delivering a Yoga Session (level 3)

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Base your teaching of yoga on the principles of anatomy, physiology, training and components of fitness
- Discuss basic yoga philosophy referring to the yoga scriptures
- Plan a yoga class relating precautions, prohibitions, modifications and benefits of asanas to different students’ health and abilities
- Plan teach and evaluate safe and effective yoga courses including asanas, relaxation, pranayama, meditation, mudra and bandha
- Use yoga equipment safely in your teachi... [Read More]

Diploma in teaching Pilates: CYQ level 3

Course Format: Public Course / Instructor-Led / Open Enrollment
School/Trainer: City Lit
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): London, United Kingdom
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The course will provide a progressive learning experience to meet the learning outcomes
- Teaching methods and skills, practically and theoretically
- Use of music
- Class management
- Promotion of fitness
- Equal opportunities implementation
- Health and safety issues.

By the end of this course you should be able to:

- Prepare lesson plans effectively to teach beginners Pilates matwork classes
- Teach beginners Pilates matwork classes
- Prepare the environment and range of resources required to deliver a Pilates session.
- Identify and adjust exercise to suit different levels
- Explain and apply appropriate communication skills
- Explain the fundamentals of Pilates and the holistic approach.

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