Study Fitness Courses in Australia

Fitness courses abroad can prepare interested Indian students for jobs as fitness instructors, personal trainers and rehabilitation trainers in the fitness industry. Find out more about studying a typical fitness course in Australia.

Do you have a lot of interest in sports and fitness, so much so that you want to make it your professional career? A certificate or diploma course in fitness will prepare you for an entrance into the fitness industry. Career options in the industry include fitness instructors, personal trainers etc. at gyms, fitness institutes, sports bodies and elsewhere. Your interest in this area will give you a good opportunity to study abroad in Australia, for instance, where an excellent fitness school exists for the purpose.

Study Fitness Courses in Australia

Where to Study Sports & Fitness Abroad

The Australian College of Sport & Fitness offers fitness programs to domestic and international students in Perth, Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne. Training takes place in gyms, outdoor parks, and real fitness environments. The institute offers three types of courses, two of which will earn you a certificate and the third will earn you a diploma.

The Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness programs are full-time courses of 9 months duration. The courses are split into three 10-week terms, with breaks in between. The Diploma of Fitness program is a full-time program over 6 months, with two 10-week terms along with breaks.

The Scope of Fitness Courses

Both the Certificate III and Certificate IV are national courses in Australia that may be offered by other institutes, and the qualifications offered by the institute are recognized by industry associations across the world and in India.

  • Completing the Certificate III program will let you prepare for a job as a fitness instructor, group instructor or gym instructor so that you can train, supervise and assess clients in gyms and fitness centres. Topics studied on the course include anatomy & physiology, client screening, instructing & planning exercise, first aid, exercise for older adults and other special populations, specialization of fitness course instructor etc. You do not need any prior qualifications to apply for this course.

  • The Certificate III program is not sufficient for a job as a personal trainer, for which the Certificate IV is required. This certification will let you train your own clients privately. The course is designed to teach you how to plan your clients' exercise programs, apply your knowledge of exercise science, carry out advanced screening procedures for your clients, develop broad range of exercise programs, be able to personally train special populations like children and older adults in unsupervised settings, and learn how to plan and market a small business. You need a Certificate III in order to apply for the Certificate IV.

  • The Diploma of Fitness is designed to prepare you for jobs as a rehabilitation trainer or specialized exercise trainer and attain skills similar to those of allied health professionals. During the course, you will learn how to train individual clients or groups who have special needs or conditions. You will be required to evaluate, implement and modify exercise programs that are recommended by allied health professionals or medical professionals. Subjects studied include the various body systems and their related conditions, relationships between them, medications for treatments, contraindications to exercise, advantages of exercise in certain conditions etc.

Information for International Students

You can also combine the courses to create a program of a longer duration so that you can complete your overseas study in fitness at one go. Costs at the Australian College of Sport & Fitness are a total of AUD$5,070 for certificate course and $3780 for a diploma. Participants can also enjoy gym memberships at certain campuses. There may be some additional charges for international students, including a $200 student application fee.
You might also like to take a look at the Australian College of Sport & Fitness website for more information on how studying a fitness course abroad can give your career a boost.

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