Active IQ Certificate in Personal Training

Course Duration
1 year
Course Level
Level 4
Course Places
10 Places
Course Start Date
Wednesday 18th September 2019

Course Summary

This 1-year course will develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training.

Important notice about this course

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This course aims to develop learners with existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to pursue a career in personal training. This qualification consists of a total of 6 mandatory units at EQF level 4.  A suitable qualification at EQF level 3 is a pre-requisite for entry to this course.

This qualification consists of a total of 6 mandatory units:

Unit 1: Applied anatomy and physiology for exercise, health and fitness

Unit 2: The principles of nutrition and their application to exercise and health.

Unit 3:  Understanding lifestyle, health, wellbeing and common medical conditions

Unit 4:  Encouraging positive health and fitness behaviours in clients

Unit 5: Programme design and delivery for personal training.

Unit 6: Professionalism and business acumen for personal trainers.

The course is one academic year in duration and runs during the daytime.

  • The theory classes will run on Wednesday afternoons 2-5pm and online for units 2, 4 and 6.
  • Practical classes will run on Thursdays 9-11am or 11-1pm (students can choose their slot).

This qualification will enable learners, who have existing knowledge and skills in gym instruction, to pursue a career in personal training.

Learners may also progress onto qualifications in related sectors, such as Sports Massage or Pilates, where they will be provided with the knowledge and skills to practice these skills alongside personal training in the health and exercise environment.

The fees for this course are is €995.00. (This includes professional registration, manuals, workbooks, assessment and certification fees for the qualification).

A suitable EQF level 3 qualification in Gym Instructing. 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) and numeracy involved in this course.

This course will be of interest to gym instructors wishing to pursue a career in the health and fitness sector as personal trainers and/or individuals, who already hold a gym instructor qualification, wishing to become self-employed running their own personal training business.

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

Lifelong Learning Centre
Phone: +353 42 9370290
Email: parttime@dkit.ie

Course ID DK_BCIPT_Q
Level 4
Duration 1 year
Places 10
School School of Business & Humanities
Department Humanities
Recognition Information

This Active IQ qualification provides access onto the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS Ireland) at level 4 and is fully accredited by the European Health and Fitness Association(www.ehfa.eu). 
The Diploma in Personal Training is a level 3 qualification on the UK Qualifications and Credit Framework (level 4 on the European Qualifications Framework).

Awarding Body Active IQ
Fees €995.00
Starting Date Wednesday 18th September 2019
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