Considering a career in the fitness industry? The following will help guide you in the right direction for a career in New Zealands Fitness industry.
Are you about to study to become and Exercise professional?
ExerciseNZ has a very clear message, make sure the course is reviewed by REPs to ensure they meet the full requirements to work in the industry and thereby register with REPs. This means completing one of these courses will take a person from completely unqualified, to fully able to work in the industry.
The successful completion of a qualification from a REPs registered education provider will meet the qualification requirements to REPs register in New Zealand.
If you have completed a qualification which is not listed, you should contact REPs on 0800 55 44 99 or firstname.lastname@example.org for information on the options available to you.
ExerciseNZ Online Education Portal
Exercise NZ has partnered with the world’s largest online education provider to bring a broad range of online education courses to your door. With just short of 200 new online courses everyone should be able to find something that appeals to them, whether it’s mainstream personal training concepts or more niche market areas that you want to explore.
As an added bonus, every single one of these courses has been recognised by REPs NZ. Ongoing education is measured by a system of credits called Continuing Professional Development points (CPDs) and the courses have been given their own CPD point value. Continuing Professional Development is designed to up-skill existing exercise professionals. One of the requirements of exercise professionals registering with REPs is ensuring adequate ongoing education (focusing on knowledge, research and exercise science). For more information click here
Guide to starting out
Developed by the NZ Register of Exercise Professionals, in conjunction with the PT Council, and supported by ExerciseNZ. This is a comprehensive guide that outlines many of the factors to think about when considering a career as an exercise professional.
Click on the image on the left to view the guide online, or download a pdf version here (note: 31 pages, 9MB file)
Looking for a job in the fitness industry?
For those looking for a career in the industry the best place to look is the jobsite www.fitnz.co.nz. Full details can be found on the website.