Certificate in Fitness Instruction (Part time)

CertificateFitness Instruction (Part time)

Part Time
6 (20 cr.)
Cork Road
10 weeks

Fitness Instruction 

The Certificate in Fitness Instruction is an entry-level industry recognised qualification suitable for the health and fitness enthusiast. During this course students will gain knowledge and practical skills to design and teach a range of basic gym-based exercise programmes for the general population on a one-to-one basis. The award meets the standards required by REPS Ireland for entry to the Fitness Instructor category of the exercise professional register (www.repsireland.ie

Students who successfully complete the Certificate in Fitness Instruction or who hold another recognised qualification in Fitness Instruction can further enhance their skill set by applying for the 10 credit Certificate in Group Fitness and/or the 30 credit Certificate in Personal Training. 


This part-time course will be delivered over 10 Saturdays (9-5pm), commencing mid-October. The course will take place in Waterford Institute of Technology, utilising the excellent facilities and renowned expertise that the Department of Health, Sport and Exercise Science has developed.  This award will emphasise practical competencies and client communication skills, underpinned by a sound knowledge base. 


Certificate in Fitness Instruction (20 Credits, Level 6)



Further Information

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Fitness Instruction Course Structure

Year 1
Semester 1Semester 2
Health and Fitness Theory
Resistance, Conditioning and Testing

Fitness Instruction Entry Requirements

Ordinarily, applicants should be 17 years of age with 5 Leaving Certificate grade D passes, including English and Mathematics.

Applicants without these minimum requirements please see our Recogition of Prior Learning (RPL) process in the Student Information section.

Applicants must have an interest in their own personal fitness.

Fitness Instruction Careers

The health and fitness industry will be the principal source of employment for graduates.

Graduates may also apply for entry to relevant full-time programmes in WIT including the BA (Hons) in Exercise and Health Studies and the Bachelor of Business in Recreation and Sport Management. Exemptions may be granted on these full-time programmes for related fitness instructor modules. 

Course Leader(s)

WIT Dept. of Health, Sport and Exercise Sciences

Email: [email protected]

Course Leader

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