Australian College of Physical Education
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2 years full time or part time equivalent
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Fitness Trainer | Strength and Conditioning Coach | Specialised Fitness Trainer | High Performance Manager
Turn your passion for health and fitness into a career that changes lives. The Associate Degree of Sports Business from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) helps translate your enthusiasm into professional expertise.
Learn everything you need to know to become a specialist fitness trainer! You'll develop your understanding of nutrition, weight control, lifestyle health and general wellbeing to help you deliver results for your clients.
This course also teaches you the fundamentals of small business management for the fitness industry. You'll not only learn how to deliver training programs and run sessions for both groups and individuals, but you'll also have a grasp on running your own business!
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.
In addition to your associate degree, you can become a qualified personal trainer or fitness instructor while you study at no extra cost! Why wait to start working towards your career goals? Take the plunge and start studying now!
Study Fitness at ACPE
To study this course, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Alternate entry pathways may be available for applicants who do not meet any of the above criteria. Enquire now to find out more.
In this fitness course, subjects you may study include:
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.
"ACPE has been great in understanding and being flexible to my needs as a student but also as a full-time athlete living mostly overseas. This is one of the main reasons i chose to study at ACPE because I had heard of the support given to elite athletes. The staff and unit co-ordinators within my faculty and course and have been overly helpful and always given me the best chance to complete all tasks wherever O am in the world. I would definitely recommend ACPE and my course in particular to anyone looking to study but to also have a good balance in life whether personal or sporting, and I am very grateful for having the support of ACPE."
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).
Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive an Associate Degree of Sports Business from the Australian College of Physical Education.
In addition to building your understanding of fitness fundamentals, this course provides the option to become a qualified personal trainer or fitness instructor while you study.
Wondering where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
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.
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).
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