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Tuesday 30 May 2017


Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

Course Details

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NOW ENROLLING FOR AUTUMN 2017

Course Fees: €650.00
Course Code: DK_BCIFI_Q
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Course Presentation

Candidates will train to a professionally competent level enabling them to plan, instruct and evaluate safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment. The qualification consists of six mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 - Anatomy and physiology for exercise
  • Unit 2 - Know how to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • Unit 3 - Health, safety and welfare in a fitness environment
  • Unit 4 - Principles of exercise, fitness and health
  • Unit 5 - Planning gym-based exercise
  • Unit 6 - Instructing gym-based exercise Successful achievement of all six units must be achieved for the full qualification.

Awarding Body

Active IQ (www.activeiq.co.uk)

The Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Gym) is a level 2 qualification on the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework). This qualification provides access onto the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs) at level 3 and is fully accredited by the European Health and Fitness Association (www.ehfa.eu).

Who Should Apply?

This course is relevent to adults who wish to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as a gym-based fitness instructor. The Active IQ Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym) is a Level 2 qualification on the UK National Qualifications Framework. It provides access onto the UK Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at level 2 and also the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) at level 2. Candidates will train to a professionally competent level enabling them to prescribe and deliver safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

How To Apply

Apply via the green Enrol Now button above.

Course Duration

Wednesdays 6.30-9.30pm for one academic year (subject to change).

Starting Date

Wednesday 27th September at 6.30pm (subject to change)

Entry Requirements

Some experience of gym-based exercise, including free-weights is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential; therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and candidates should have basic skills in communication.

Fees Information

Tuition fee is €650.00. (This includes professional registration, assessment and certification fees for the qualification).

Further Information

Michael McCorry,
Department of Humanities,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk.

Email: michael.mccorry@dkit.ie

Lifelong Learning Centre,
Dundalk Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Call: 042-9370290
Fax: 042-9370291
Email: parttime@dkit.ie

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