Bachelor of Applied Fitness
At the ACPE you will 'train to train', immersing yourself in the latest industry innovations and developments. Applied Fitness is a 'hands-on' discipline that delivers specialist vocational training to those wishing to work at the top of the fitness and personal training industry.
If you aspire to a career as a high-level professional trainer working in an applied fitness environment, this course is specifically designed to give you a winning edge.
The Bachelor of Applied Fitness combines the theory and practice of the field - motivation and learning, ethics, communication, and administration are each balanced with the 'hard yard' demands of practical training.
Designed by professional fitness association members, providers of current industry accreditation, and academics with industry experience, the Bachelor of Applied Fitness is divided into four strands –
This qualification provides a superior gateway to such lucrative growth areas as personal training, corporate health, special needs training, fitness writing, and event presentation. It can also open doors to further study and research in fitness and health-related fields.
The degree is made up of the following courses –
The course program is divided into six semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 17 contact hours a week, (excluding examination and study weeks).
At the completion of first year, students are qualified to work as personal trainers. Many students launch personal training careers while undertaking second and third year studies, a model of experiential learning that accelerates academic development.
Science for Fitness
VET and Mgmt
Professional Skill Development
|Semester 1||Fitness and Active Lifestyles||Foundations of Fitness Science||Fitness Instruction
and Mgmt 1
|IT in Fitness Administration|
|Semester 2||Principles and Practices in Fitness Participation||Foundations of Physiology and Nutrition for Fitness||Fitness Instruction and Mgmt 2||Effective Personal Communication|
|Semester 3||Health Promotion||Mechanics of Movement||Fitness Instruction
and Mgmt 3
|Problem Based Learning 1: Theme of Exercise adherence|
|Semester 4||Special Populations and Fitness||Physiology and Nutrition among the Healthy Population||Fitness Instruction
and Mgmt 4
in the Fitness Industry
|Associate Degree of Applied Fitness Exit Point|
|Semester 5||Fitness Industry Trends and Issues||Mechanics of Prevention
|Small Business Mgmt
Principles for the Fitness Industry
|Adult Learning and Motivation|
|Semester 6||Research in Fitness||Physiology and Nutrition
for Special Populations
|Small Business Mgmt
Practices for the Fitness Industry
|Problem Based Learning 2:|
Theme of Fitness for Special
Employment opportunities include -