Active IQ Certificate in Fitness Instructing (Gym)

Course Duration
1 year
Course Level
Level 3
Course Places
20 Places
Course Start Date
Wednesday 25th September 2019 @ 6.30pm

Course Summary

This 1-year course will train learners to a professionally competent level enabling them to plan, instruct and evaluate safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

Important notice about this course

NOW ENROLLING FOR AUTUMN.

The aim of this qualification is to train learners to a professionally competent level enabling them to plan, instruct and evaluate safe and effective exercise programmes within a gym or health club environment.

The qualification consists of five mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 Principles of anatomy and physiology and fitness
  • Unit 2 Professionalism and customer care for fitness instructors
  • Unit 3 Health and safety in the fitness environment
  • Unit 4 Conducting client consultations to support positive behaviour change
  • Unit 5 Planning and instructing gym-based exercise

 Successful achievement of all five units must be achieved for the full qualification.

One evening (Wednesdays 6.30pm-9.30pm) per week for one academic year.

This qualification sits at Level 3 on the EQF and entitles learners to gain professional accreditation with the Register of Exercise Professionals in Ireland (REPS Ireland).  It also enables progression to the EQF Level 4 qualification in Personal Training for learners who wish to further their knowledge and skills and become personal trainers.

Learners may also progress on to the Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy or Pilates mat work qualification where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice these skills sports massage alongside gym instructing in the health club environment.

Tuition fees for this course are €650.00.

(This includes professional registration, assessment and certification fees for the qualification).

Some experience of gym-based exercise, including free-weights is highly recommended. The course requires physical exertion and individual participation is essential therefore, a degree of physical fitness is necessary. There is also an element of communication (discussing, presenting, reading and writing) involved and candidates should have basic skills in communication.

Adults (aged 18+) wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as gym-based fitness instructors.

Michael McCorry (Lecturer, School of Business & Humanities, DkIT)
Phone: +353 42 9370200
Email: michael.mccorry@dkit.ie

Lifelong Learning Centre, DkIT
Phone: +353-0429370290
Email: parttime@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_BCIFI_Q
Level 3
Duration 1 year
Places 20
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Recognition Information

The Active IQ Certificate in Gym Instructing (Gym) is a level 2 qualification on the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (level 3 on the European Qualifications Framework). This qualification provides access onto the European Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS Ireland) at level 3 and is fully accredited by the European Health and Fitness Association (European Health and Fitness Association).

Awarding Body Active IQ
Fees €650.00
Starting Date Wednesday 25th September 2019 @ 6.30pm
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