Take the first steps towards a career in the fitness industry as a professional fitness coach, instructor, or personal trainer.
Tākaro, Sport and Exercise combines two qualifications into one programme: the Certificate in Exercise and the Certificate in Sport and Recreation.
As well as maintaining your fitness and learning how to assist others with their fitness goals, what makes our programme different is it's taught in a wānanga where you'll learn a range of ngā taonga tākaro - traditional Māori games.
When you graduate, you'll be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals.
When you pass this programme, you'll get these qualifications:
This qualification will provide people who have the skills and knowledge to deliver exercise instruction for individuals within the general population. Graduates will operate within a framework of health and wellness in relation to individual, group or community needs and contribute to the cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand. Graduates can adapt and deliver appropriate exercise programmes and will have knowledge of exercise training principles and concepts. They will be eligible to register with the New Zealand Register of Exercise Professionals.
This qualification is designed to provide New Zealand with graduates who can deliver pre-designed programmes, events or activities in a range of sport and recreation settings under broad guidance.
Graduates will contribute to the health, cultural, social and economic wellbeing of Aotearoa New Zealand.
This is a full-time programme that consists of 120 credits delivered over 38 weeks. Throughout the programme you'll need to attend:
In addition to these, you'll be expected to complete learning activities designed to enhance your learning for approximately:
Tauira will need to engage in the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa digital platform I-Akoranga throughout the programme. Internet access and a digital device is needed to enhance the tauira learning experience.
To enrol in this programme, you must:
To progress your studies in sports and fitness you might want to consider a Level 5 qualification with another tertiary provider.I want to use my qualification
You could work in roles such as: an exercise consultant, community exercise instructor, team training instructor, or personal trainer. You could also go into paid work or be in a voluntary role in programme delivery and coordination roles in sport and recreation.
The 2023 fee for this programme is:
Are you eligible for fees-free study?
First-time tertiary students studying fee paying programmes might be able to study fee free. Find out if you're eligible at feesfree.govt.nz.
Kaitiakitanga | 30 Credits
Kaitiakitanga in this context is the constant acknowledgement that participants at any time and place are always engaged in relationships with others, their environments and kaupapa. In this kōnae ako (module), tauira (students) will explore kaitiaki obligations in relation to:
Āhurutanga | 30 Credits
Āhurutanga in this context is the constant acknowledgement that quality spaces must be claimed and maintained to enable activities to be undertaken in an ethical and meaningful way. In this kōnae ako tauira will explore āhurutanga obligations in relation to:
Koha | 30 Credits
In this context, Koha is the constant acknowledgement that valued contributions are given and received responsibly. In this kōnae ako, tauira will explore koha obligations to tinana, hinengaro, wairua, whānau in relation to:
Mauri ora | 30 Credits
In this context Mauri Ora is the constant acknowledgement that pursuit of wellbeing is at the core of all kaupapa and activities. In this kōnae ako, tauira will explore mauri ora obligations to tinana, hinengaro, wairua, whānau in relation to:
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