Below are some of the most frequently asked questions we get from people looking to study Personal Training and get their careers off to the best possible start.
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Absolutely! We’ve developed a range of flexible study options, so you can work, train, and enjoy an active social life at the same time. A blended learning approach of online theory and regular contact learning at your nearest campus means there is an option to suit everybody.
There certainly are! The fitness industry in New Zealand has been growing significantly for the last decade and there is very little sign of it slowing down. We work extensively with a wide range of quality fitness operators throughout the country and our graduates are in constant demand. Your tutors will work with you to find the best career opportunities for you. You can rely on NZIHF's gold-plated industry reputation to get you to the front of any hiring line - ask your local club then get the NZIHF brand behind you.
NZIHF offers the most comprehensive suite of qualifications available in fitness.
To work as a fitness/gym instructor or to lead small group training complete the Fitness Leader Programme
FITNESS LEADER PROGRAMME (3 months study) - Certifications:
- NZIHF Certificate in Fitness Leadership
- NZIHF eCertificate - Nutrition Foundations - 20 REPs CPDs
- NZIHF eCertificate - Science of Modern Diets - 10 REPS CPDs
To work as a Personal Trainer one on one with clients or with small groups complete the Fitness Leader Programme and the Personal Trainer Programme.
PERSONAL TRAINER PROGRAMME (3 months study) - Certifications:
- NZIHF Certificate in Personal Training
To maintain and develop your skills and work with a more diverse range of clients over time choose skills of interest from the Pro-Series programme.
PRO-SERIES (ongoing) - Certifications:
- Kettlebell Fundamentals - 10 REPs CPDs
- Boxing Fundamentals - 10 REPs CPDs
- Pre and Post Pregnancy - 10 REPs CPDs
- Strength Training - 10 REPs CPDs
- Power and Plyometrics - 10 REPs CPDs
- High Intensity Interval Training - 10 REPs CPDs
- Olympic Weight Lifting - 10 REPs CPDs
- Trainer Assisted Stretching - 10 REPs CPDs
- Mobility and Stability Training - 10 REPs CPDs
Yes. NZIHF is a REPs Registered Education Provider for professional development. Our professional development courses gain you CPDs (continuing professional development points) to maintain your registration. We are the only educator in NZ to offer professional development. Our presenters include Shane Cameron (Boxing), David Liti and Tina Ball (Olympic Weight Lifting), Camille O'Connor (Pre and Post Pregnancy), Mike Huffam (Kettlebells), Andrew MacLennan (Strength, Power and Plyometrics) plus more real pros.
NZIHF offers Flexi Pay (via Ed Lend) from as little as $49 a week. With Flexi Pay there are no set up fees or early repayment fees - it's truly flexible and fast. You can study now and pay as you go - getting you into the classroom sooner!
In our industry it's not just about how fast you can get qualified, but how well you get qualified. NZIHF courses have been developed and refined over the last 15 years to provide you the very best mix of speed and quality. With NZIHF you can be qualified and industry ready in around 6 months and even quicker if you have experience, prior knowledge or more time to study. NZIHF prides itself on producing industry savvy, customer ready, and business primed graduates every time.
We offer a huge range of flexible study options that utilise the world’s leading e-learning platform. This means your theory can be completed online, at a time that suits you between the practical sessions on campus.