Diploma of Applied Fitness

  • Qualification:

    Diploma

  • Study mode:

    On Campus
    Blended

  • Payment options:

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration:

    1 year full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start date:

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  • Awarded by:

    Australian College of Physical Education

  • Location

    NSW

  • Career Outcomes:

    Fitness Trainer | Fitness Instructor | Strength and Conditioning Coach | Specialised Fitness Trainer |

Course Rundown

An excellent introduction to the health and fitness industry, this Diploma of Applied Fitness from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) gives you a deeper understanding of the foundations of human health and exercise.

You’ll learn how to create training and diet programs for your clients to help them achieve their health and fitness goals, provide motivation and encouragement and ensure their exercise and nutritional program matches up with their needs. This course also includes a primer on small business management in the fitness industry, giving you the tools you need to launch your own fitness enterprise.

This course offers a blended learning experience, so you can enjoy their host of awesome facilities on campus in Sydney Olympic Park, as well as study a few modules at your own pace, online. 

Why wait to make the leap to a new industry? Enquire about this recognised Diploma and get qualified in just one year! 

Eligibility

To study this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • A minimum HSC average of 60 or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • An Associate Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from TAFE or another VET provider; OR
  • 1 year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian University; OR
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified by ACPE board; OR
  • A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English; OR
  • Demonstration of good selection prospects for admission if ineligible for admission based on academic achievement.

Alternate entry pathways may be available for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria. Enquire now to find out more.

What You’ll Learn

In this fitness course, subjects you may study include:

  • Understanding Health
  • Foundation of Human Biology for Fitness
  • Fitness Principles and Programming
  • Introduction to Responsible Fitness Management
  • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Exercise Prescription Throughout the Lifespan
  • Small Business Management - Principles for the Fitness Industry

Why study with Australian College of Physical Education?

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

Student Support

A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

Campus locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

You can also choose to study this course online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a Diploma of Applied Fitness from Australian College of Physical Education.

You'll be qualified for employment opportunities as a fitness instructor or personal trainer in a range of contexts including private, corporate, community and commercial settings.

Curious about where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Finance options

ACPE gives students the option to choose a payment plan in addition to the option of paying upfront.

Eligible domestic students can apply for FEE-HELP loan to cover the upfront costs of all or part of their fees.

Enquire now to find a payment option that works for you.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.