New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 5)

  • 15 March 2022, 25 July 2022
  • Level 5
  • 1 trimester full-time; OR delivered in modular format, suited to those in work.
  • $3,321 - Domestic student (2022)

Qualification overview


Already working in the fitness industry and wanting to upskill? This programme, recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS), provides you with an opportunity to upskill part-time or fulltime. Students undertaking this programme learn skills and knowledge of exercise prescription across a variety of exercise environments and will be equipped with the skills needed to design and deliver advanced technical and personalised exercise programmes to meet the needs of their clients. Graduates will be eligible to register with REPS.
Practical work is a major component of the study, enabling students to graduate ready to hit the ground running. As part of their study students will undertake a 30-hour work placement in a gym. This placement helps the student to build a professional network, gives them relevant work experience, and sets them up to be effective members of the workplace in the future.

Graduates of this programme will be eligible to continue their educational journey via a pathway into WINTEC’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science degree.

You will learn how to:

  • Design exercise programmes to the industry standard and implement advanced exercise options to enhance client performance
  • Provide appropriate referrals and follow-up actions to address nutritional requirements as part of personalised exercise prescription.
  • Integrate a broad range of health and wellness factors into an extended exercise intervention programme to meet client goals and objectives.
  • Analyse and select from a range of advanced exercise options, underpinned by exercise science to customise exercise assessment and programmes.
  • Design programmes and apply exercise principles within scope of practice using understanding of the indications and contraindications for symptomatic or apparently healthy people.
  • Develop networks with other allied professionals to support exercise client outcomes.



Entry requirements

  • New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4); or
  • Equivalent knowledge, skills, experience or study
Regulatory requirements may apply.

Required forms

Note that the following forms will be required when applying to study Exercise at WITT. Please make sure to complete an application before submitting these forms.

Additional Information Required

Police Vetting Form (External link. Note that this form will have to be emailed, or printed out and handed in to reception staff)