With fitness industry continuing to grow at a rapid speed, there is no time like the present to achieve your professional goals as a personal training and fitness instructor with a Bachelor of Applied Fitness course. Offering a rounded overview of the fitness industry, this course provides you with instruction in nutrition, anatomy, physiology, health planning, motivational strategies, biomechanics, kinesiology, exercise and eating plan selection and rehabilitation.
Graduates will have a breadth of knowledge across all aspects of fitness, both practically and professionally. Delivered as on campus course at ACPE, this qualification will ready you for the rigours and challenges of a career within the fitness industry.
Early exit points
Students who complete two years of this course will be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Applied Fitness.
This course is offered for study at the following location:
Sydney - 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Have completed the NSW HSC with minimum average of 65 (calculated from the highest 10 units completed) or equivalent; OR
Hold a qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
Hold an associate diploma or higher from a recognised VET provider; OR
Have completed at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree from an Australian university; OR
Satisfy entry requirements specified under formal articulation agreements as determined by the ACPE academic board
Areas of study
In this personal training course, the subjects you will study include:
Foundation of human biology for fitness
Fitness principles and programming
Introduction to responsible fitness management
Methods of motivation in fitness
Anatomy and physiology
Exercise prescription throughout the lifespan
Small business management - principles for the fitness industry
Health and activity for diverse groups
Applied exercise physiology for fitness
Strength and conditioning
Principles of health promotion
Exercise and social development through the lifespan
IT in fitness
Fitness industry trends and issues
Mechanics of prevention and rehabilitation
Introduction to understanding and using research
Professional practice and reflection in the fitness industry
Physiology and nutrition for populations with lifestyle diseases
Small business management - practices for the fitness industry
Problem based learning: theme of fitness for diverse populations
Hear from ACPE students who are studying the Bachelor of Applied Fitness.
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.
Affordable payment plans are also available.
You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Campus locations Sydney – 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127 Brisbane – 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
The staff at ACPE comprises both academics and industry professionals, each dedicated to ensuring you receive useful feedback and continual guidance. As a student of ACPE, you will receive ongoing support via the Academic Development Office (ADO), which offers a variety of education and career-related resources targeting professional development. The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.
Get ahead of the pack by earning your Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210) in as little as five weeks. Whether you choose to study online or on campus, the Certificate IV in Fitness (SIS40210) course will equip you with the skills and knowledge to pursue work as a qualified personal trainer.