Gym & Personal Training

Study Gym and Personal Training at Otago Polytechnic and help people improve their fitness, train for events or excel at professional sports.

At Otago Polytechnic, you’ll learn how to adapt your training style to the needs of different clients. Develop the competence to advise on strength and conditioning training, coaching and performance management as you learn with real PT clients.

Our practical industry approach to personal training allows you to apply business skills, training analysis and rehabilitation techniques to a variety of different environments. You will master the fundamentals with our purpose-built gym facilities gain invaluable support from our experienced team of teachers.

Gym & Personal Training qualifications

Sport

Learn how to teach functional exercise movements whilst gaining a clear understanding of human anatomy and physiology. Discover how the role of behavioural change can lead to lasting results for your clients. With hands-on teaching in our purpose-built gym and real industry work experience, you will gain the skills and knowledge to become a first-class exercise professional.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Fitness Instructor , Gym Instructor

Sport

Get the specialised skills and knowledge you need to become a Personal Trainer. With this practical qualification, you’ll discover how to plan, implement and evaluate specific exercise programmes tailored to your clients’ needs and abilities. This programme will also take you through nutrition and behaviour, so you will become fully prepared to work with clients in a holistic manner.

Duration

17 Weeks

Delivery

On campus

Location

Dunedin

Career potential

Exercise Consultant, Health and PE Teacher, Health and Wellness Advisor, Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach

Michael Murray

Michael Murray

“The practical side is strongly suited to my learning style. The teaching staff show and demonstrate, which helps me gain a deeper understanding.“

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