L6 Certificate in Fitness Instruction (20 Credits)

CertificateFitness Instruction

Part Time
Cork Road
10 weeks
27 Sep 19

The Certificate in Fitness Instruction is an entry-level industry recognised qualification suitable for the health and fitness enthusiast. During this course students will learn how the human body works and adapts to the stress placed on it during exercise.  They will also learn to design exercise programmes for a range of healthy clients to meet their health and fitness goals.  The practical component of the course will allow students to develop their own personal exercise technique and instructional skills to bring a client through a gym programme on a one-to-one basis.  This will include aerobic and body conditioning as well as resistance and flexibility training.

The award meets the standards required by REPS Ireland for entry to the Fitness Instructor category of the exercise professional register.


This part-time course will be delivered over 10 Saturdays, commencing early-October. The course will take place in WIT ARENA, utilising the excellent facilities and renowned expertise that the Department of Sport and Exercise Science has developed.


Certificate in  Fitness Instruction (20 credits, level 6)


The assessment for this course will entail 2 short answer question exams which take place during the allocated class time.  You will also have to complete a case study to illustrate your ability to plan and design an exercise programme for a given client and do a practical exam to demonstrate your instructional skills.

Fitness Instruction

• Health & Fitness Theory

Introduction to Physiology and Kinesiology
Exercise Programming and Prescription
Legal, Ethical and Safety Aspects of Fitness Instruction

• Resistance, Conditioning & Testing

Aerobic and Body Conditioning
Strength and Conditioning

Fitness Testing and Assessment

5 Leaving Certificate grade D passes, including English and Mathematics.   Applicants without these minimum requirements   please see our Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) process in the Student Information section 

Applicants must have an interest in their own personal fitness.

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 BSc(Hons) in Exercise Sciences and the BBS(Ord) in Recreation and Sport Management.  Exemptions may be granted on these full-time programmes for related fitness instructor modules.

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