Personal Training Specialist

Course Overview

For the next step in your personal training career, The Institute’s Personal Training Specialist will provide students will metabolic conditioning, advanced programming, and strength and conditioning skills.

You’ll become familiar with the latest trends in the fitness industry such as body weight training, ‘The Obesity Paradox’, the concept of TOFI (thin on the outside, fat on the inside), and how metabolic conditioning should be the cornerstone of client training sessions.

The course will make you re-think pre-conceived ideas about fat, health and fitness, and challenge you to change your approach. Packed with awesome strategies to implement with your clients while you do the course, we give you the platform to be a pacesetter in the fitness industry.

Eligible students may now apply for VET FEE-HELP assistance to cover all or part of the course fees for this course. VET FEE-HELP is an Australian Government loan scheme.

Who Should Attend?

  • Those who want to stand out from other Personal Trainers
  • Personal Trainers wanting to know the latest in metabolic conditioning, advanced programming and strength and conditioning in fitness

Why Should I Do The Course?

This is the only Diploma of Fitness in Australia that focuses on metabolic conditioning and advanced programming techniques for both the fit and unfit client. It will challenge you to not only rethink your ideas about fat, health and fitness, but also to change your approach.

This course is hands-on from day one. You’ll learn the latest practical and innovative research methods (including the latest in technology and social media) you can use while continuing your business.

Your Coaches

Your Coaches are all university qualified in exercise science, coaching, or physiology, and hold a teaching qualification. They have vast amounts of practical experience and know-how in the fitness industry, and will give you the research-based information you need to ensure you get results with your clients.

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John Field

"There is very little else that is as satisfying as helping your clients achieve their goals."

John Field

Institute graduate and owner of Fields Gold Personal Training

Personal Training Specialist

Course Information

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course, students must hold a minimum Certificate IV in Fitness. Students must also have a computer and internet access, and meet the Institute’s acceptance criteria.

Training and Assessment

This course is a combination of face-to-face and online delivery, using a variety of training and assessment methods to apply knowledge and practical skills. Students are encouraged to apply their skills within their own personal training position. It is a course requirement that students attend in-house practical training and assessment days as well external assessments. Course components include eChecks, online and written tasks and practical tasks.

AREAS COVERED IN THIS COURSE

  • Metabolic conditioning
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Advanced programming
  • Training the recreational athlete
  • Training the fit and unfit older client
  • Fitness for prevention
  • Management of risk factors for cardiorespiratory, metabolic and musculoskeletal conditions
  • Current concepts, such as TOFI (thin on the outside, fat on the inside)
  • Latest fitness trends in body weight training
  • Using social media and technology to catapult your PT business

Units of Competency

Diploma of Fitness (SIS50213)

Print Table
Competency Code Competency Title Training Package
Core (8 units of competency)
SISFFIT523A Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with cardiorespiratory conditions Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISFFIT524A Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with metabolic conditions Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISFFIT527A Undertake health promotion activities to decrease risk factors and prevent chronic disease Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISFFIT528A Apply research findings to exercise management strategies Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISXIND405A Conduct projects Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISFFIT525A Advise on injury prevention and management Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISFFIT526A Deliver prescribed exercise to clients with musculoskeletal conditions Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISXCCS404A Address client needs Sport, Fitness and Recreation
Electives (4 units of competency)
SISFFIT531A Deliver prescribed exercise to older clients with chronic conditions Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISSSC0513 Plan and implement high-performance training and recovery programs Sport, Fitness and Recreation
SISXIND408 Select and use technology for sport, fitness and recreation Sport, Fitness and Recreation
CUAWHS501 Maintain a high level of fitness for performance. Sport, Fitness and Recreation
Please note: HLTAID006 Provide Advanced First Aid will be externally provided.

Ready for the challenge?

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Career Opportunities

  • Personal Trainer specialised in strength and conditioning
  • Personal Trainer specialised in advanced programming
  • Personal Trainer specialised in metabolic conditioning
  • ASCA certified Strength and Conditioning Coach

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"It’s so important that graduates keep learning and multi-skilling as changes are occurring so rapidly."

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Ready for the challenge?

Take the first step towards your fitness career today.

Call now on 1300 669 669 or