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Learn how to help people reach their health and fitness goals with the Open Polytechnic Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training). This programme is provided by the Open Polytechnic through a sub-contracting agreement with the New Zealand Institute of Health and Fitness (NZIHF).
The Certificate in Fitness (Personal Training) (Level 4) is closed to new enrolments.
A new programme will be available in 2018.
If you would like to register your interest to study the new programme in 2018, please click on the link below to complete the form. We will contact you when the new programme is open for enrolment.
For each credit, allow about 10 hours of study. This may be higher near assessment due dates.
Approximate cost for the full qualification based on 2018 fee information, not including annual administration fees, fee increases, textbooks, course materials or external exam fees.
Eligible for student loans, if you meet the criteria. Student loans and eligibility
For information about selecting courses to study towards this qualification, check out the Choose courses tab.
When you achieve this qualification you will know:
This qualification will prepare you for a career as a personal trainer in a fitness enterprise or as a self-employed personal trainer.
Our open courses are open for enrolment every month. Each open course starts on the first Monday of the month you choose for enrolment. You must complete your study within the given start and end dates.
Every course is assessed differently - some require assignments and others exams. Check the individual course pages for more information.