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FITREC eases path to fitness employment for exercise and sport students
In a move to support University of Canberra students and fitness employers in the ACT, FITREC is now providing certificates of gym instructing and personal training for undergraduate students that have completed key units in the Discipline of Sport and Exercise Science degree.
With these certifications, FITREC can then provide students with the registration they need to be able to work as a fitness professional in the ACT opening up a pool of new talent for fitness employers.
Registration is a requirement for fitness employment in the ACT. In the absence of any intermediate certifications, accomplished undergraduate students have been denied registration, and therefore could not work in the fitness industry until completion of their three-year degree.
In a meeting that included FITREC management, University of Canberra representatives and management from Club Lime, it was determined that the completion of key undergraduate units could form the basis of a Gym Instruction Certification and Personal Training Certification.
This will enable University of Canberra Sport and Exercise Science students to gain additional qualifications while they complete their undergraduate degree.
Explaining the development, FITREC Managing Director, Dennis Hosking, states that "beyond the opportunity to earn money in a related field, we look forward to helping undergraduate students gain valuable industry experience and get a better understanding of the business of fitness. It will also enable them to make lasting and worthwhile connections.
"Ultimately, this is a chance for us all to help develop more informed and job-ready graduates."
Advising that, for industry employers, this initiative will broaden the base of potential talent, providing access to well-educated individuals that are scheduled to complete further study as part of their undergraduate degree, Hosking adds “our mission is to help build longer and more successful fitness careers and businesses. Providing undergraduates with a pathway to the start of their fitness career sits perfectly with both sides of this equation."
Students can click here to view the requirements for the gym instructor certification..
Students can click here to view the requirements for the personal trainer certification.
For more information, please contact FITREC on 03 9021 0836.
15th May 2019 - Club Lime further expands ACT presence with Conder club opening
29th March 2019 - FITREC announces new registration options
27th September 2018 - FITREC names Mel Tempest as Global Ambassador
16th September 2018 - FITREC to stage inaugural Summit
26th February 2016 - Study finds Personal Training set to be a stable future job
11th February 2016 - Fitness instructor numbers set to grow by up to 50% in five years
30th April 2015 - Fitness, recreation and sport employment grew by 34% over five years
8th December 2014 - Fitness Club managers average annual salaries approach $70,000
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