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

Credits: 120 credits

Intakes: September and March

Mode of Study: Face to Face (Male’ Campus only)

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