A career in Applied Fitness is perfect for those enthusiastic about improving the health and fitness of others.
The Associate Degree of Applied Fitness will position you as a specialised fitness trainer who can deliver training programs and sessions for groups and individuals, instructing them in nutrition, weight control, lifestyle health and general wellbeing.
Includes the opportunity to become a qualified personal trainer or fitness instructor while studying your degree at no extra cost.
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A snapshot of the Associate Degree of Applied Fitness
- Course duration
2 years full time or part time equivalent
- Study mode
Face to face with selected subjects available online
- Online learning
Selected subjects available online
Online subjects are taught with a viable cohort of students. If the cohort is not the right size for interactive learning students may be asked to attend on campus.
29 July 2019
2 March 2020
27 July 2020
FEE-HELP approved (for domestic students)
Payment plans & direct payment available
Tuition payment arrangements must be confirmed upon admission to the college.
- Transfer credit
An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning at the time of applying for entry to an award course of the college.
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An overview of the Associate Degree of Applied Fitness.
About the course
The Associate Degree of Applied Fitness is awarded after successfully undertaking the first two years (when studying full time) of the Bachelor of Applied Fitness.
Classes are taught by experts who are highly experienced in their fields and who bring their own practical experience to help provide context to practical subjects. To balance the theory portion and enhance the learning experience, students attend practical classes. This will provide further opportunities for mastery of subject material and assist with development of practical application of the theory in each subject.
Begin your fitness and personal training career
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 full time course structure for the Associate Degree of Applied Fitness.
The Associate Degree of Applied Fitness can be completed in two years of full-time study. The degree program is divided into four semesters.
- Understanding Health
- Foundation of Human Biology for Fitness
- Fitness Principles and Programming
- Introduction to Responsible Fitness Management
- Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
- Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology
- Exercise Prescription Throughout the Lifespan
- Small Business Management – Principles for the Fitness Industry
- Health & Activity for Diverse Populations
- Applied Exercise Physiology
- Strength & Conditioning
- Introduction to Understanding Sport and Fitness Research
- Principles of Health Promotion
- Exercise & Social Development Through the Lifespan
- IT in Fitness
Discover where an Associate Degree of Applied Fitness can take you.
Associate Degree of Applied Fitness graduates are qualified to pursue a range of fitness and personal training careers including specialised fitness trainer, strength & conditioning coach, and high performance manager.
- Specialised fitness trainer
- Strength and conditioning coach
- High performance coach or manager
- Fitness instructor / group trainer
Further study options
- ACPE’s Bachelor of Applied Fitness
- Postgraduate studies in Fitness
- Fitness research
- High Performance training / coaching
We offer a convenient online application form for direct enrolment in to all of our degrees (Domestic students only).
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