Course Description

The Advanced Certificate in Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer program builds on the MAPS Certificate III in Aerobics and Group Fitness Instructor. It is designed for those who are interested, or already working as Gym Instructors, including conducting Fitness assessments and Fitness Instruction programs, as well as for individuals interested in developing their own understanding of fitness instruction and personal training.

Delivered in collaboration with fitness instructor specialists AZM Training and Consultancy, the course includes both classroom based theory sessions and gym-base practical sessions, and covers exercise science as well as specific content related to personal training and fitness instruction.

On completion of the qualification, students will also receive two FISAF International qualifications, recognised internationally as leading qualifications across the fitness industry. Qualifications received are the FISAF Fitness Instructor qualification and the FISAF Personal Trainer qualification.

Awarding Body
Certificate for this course will be awarded by MAPS College.

MNQF Level
Level 4 Advanced Certificate (view Approval)

Academic Requirements
Applicants must meet at least one of the following minimum entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of Lower Secondary Education
  • Attainment of a Level 3 qualification
  • 18 years old and 1 year work experience AND have the ability to communicate in English.

Course Structure
Core Subjects (students who have completed Certificate III in Aerobics and Group Fitness Instructor will be exempt from these units):

  • EXS001          Exercise Science 1
  • EXS002          Exercise Science 2
  • EXP001          Exercise Programming 1
  • EXP002          Exercise Programming 2
  • GC001            General Components 1
  • FAP001          Fitness Affiliates Program 1

Specialized Subjects:

  • Fitness Instructor Exercise Programming 1
  • Fitness Instructor Exercise Programming 2
  • Fitness Instructor Exercise Programming 3
  • General Components 2
  • Fitness Affiliates for Fitness Instructors
  • Personal Trainer Exercise Programming 1
  • Personal Trainer Exercise Programming 2
  • Personal Trainer Exercise Programming 3
  • Personal Trainer Exercise Programming 4
  • Fitness Affiliates for Personal Trainers

Duration: 8 months

Intakes: September and March

Course Assessments
All subjects are assessed by time constrained examinations and practical exercises designed to support student learning.

Course Fee and Payment Plan
Please see Course Fees and Payment Plan for information.

How to Apply?
Candidates may apply online or download and complete application, which can be submitted to College Reception on the First Floor of H. Vaifilaa-age, Janavaree Magu. Applicants are requested to read the Terms and Conditions for Studying at MAPS College before applying.