Certificate in Exercise Science

Get the skills you need to work in sports and fitness. Study anatomy and physiology to understand what is happening in a sportsperson’s body. Learn nutrition and fuel the body with healthy foods. Design effective exercise programmes.

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What you will learn

  • Learn about anatomy, exercise physiology and nutrition
  • Carry out fitness testing
  • Practise specialised training methods eg agility, plyometrics and speed
  • Gain knowledge in resistance training and programme design
  • Learn to provide group training, coaching and group exercise
  • Develop industry-relevant business skills
  • Participate in an industry work placement
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I like learning open and functional fitness. Movements you can complete in workouts without equipment.
Elliot
Elliot, Exercise Science Student

Career options

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Coach
  • Sports Coordinator
  • Health and Nutrition Promoter

Further study options

What your week will look like

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Study timetable
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Morning
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Afternoon
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Evening

Timetable is indicative only, a full timetable will be available prior to course start. 

Entry criteria

Under 20

  • 50 credits NCEA at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of 3 subjects, including English, Sciences (from Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and one other subject.
  • Or equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind.
  • You will also need a current comprehensive Certificate in First Aid or have completed one by the end of Trimester One, Year 1 and have the physical capability to complete the programme.

20+

If you’re 20 years or over, contact us to see if you qualify for special admission on this programme.

You will also need a current comprehensive Certificate in First Aid or have completed one by the end of Trimester One, Year 1 and have the physical capability to complete the programme.

International

  • 50 credits NCEA at Level 2 or above with at least 12 credits in each of 3 subjects, including English, Sciences (from Biology, Chemistry and Physics) and one other subject.
  • Or equivalent personal, practical, professional or educational experience of an appropriate kind.
  • You will also need a current comprehensive Certificate in First Aid or have completed one by the end of Trimester One, Year 1 and have the physical capability to complete the programme.
  • International students - minimum IELTS (academic) score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required, or equivalent.

What it will cost

Local

  • Fee: $6,272

    For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $400

  • Student services fee: $220

    Your student fee is included in your course fees. It is not billed separately. Amount shown is based on full year study. More details.

This programme qualifies for student loans and allowances. More details

International

  • Fee: $20,500

    This fee is in New Zealand dollars.

    For part-time fees, contact a Student Advisor. 

  • Course related costs: $400

Where will my course be?

The Petone campus is at 21 Kensington Avenue, Petone.

Read more about our Petone campus.

Ready to enrol?

Local

Applying online is easy and takes only about 10 minutes.

You will need a few details:

  1. An email address you check regularly.

  2. The phone number of someone willing to be your emergency contact.

  3. Your date of residency if you are a permanent resident in NZ.

If you have your NZQA National Student Number and/or a WelTec Student ID it will help us process your application faster.

International

To enrol as a international student you will need to download and complete our international enrolment form.

Once completed, you may submit the form and accompanying documentation directly to WelTec International, or go through one of our registered recruitment agents.

Documents and other details


Offered by:
School of Creative Industries
Offered by:
Te Ranga Ahumahi o ngā Hāpori
Formal programme title:
Certificate in Exercise Science (Level 5)
Programme code:
HV4304
I like learning open and functional fitness. Movements you can complete in workouts without equipment.
Elliot
Elliot, Exercise Science Student