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Home Study Health and Fitness Course

  • Learn to understand and manage health and wellbeing by studying at home
  • Self paced fitness course, 100 hours, study from anywhere
  • Exceptional support from health and fitness professionals in both Australia and the UK
  • Help yourself, family, friends, or take a step toward a career in Health and fitness
Health and Fitness are only two of the many different words used to describe people’s physiological condition. The Health and Fitness industry is not a clearly defined industry, for it includes many aspects, and it overlaps onto many other fields, such a medicine, sports, recreation, tourism, education and so on. As you commence this course, your perception of the scope of this field may be limited, but by the time you complete the course, your perspective will have broadened considerably. Your ability to identify prospects for employment, and to pursue those that suit you, will have also broadened.

Many different services and products are on offer, all promising to improve or maintain the state of person’s wellbeing. They include such different things as medical services, sport, recreation services, food, and natural therapies. Any and all of these goods and services can be considered to be part of the health and fitness industry.

Job opportunities in health and fitness are equally varied. The following are just some of the organisations/businesses that might employ people with management skills in the health and fitness industry:


Leisure Centres


Swimming Pools

Sporting Clubs

Medical Practitioners

Chiropractors or naturopaths

Health Food Shops

Health food manufacturers


Sports equipment retailers

Sport equipment manufacturers

Sport Facilities



Tourist industry

Course Details

If you are doing the course full time you can complete it in 6 weeks, if you are studying part time then it will take 3-6 months on average to complete the course. Your course will expire after 1 year. You can start the course at any time as it is a self-paced online course.

Course Outline

There are 8 lessons in this course:

1.Introduction to Health and Fitness
◦Scope and Nature of the Health and Fitness Industry
◦Exploring the Definition of Fitness
◦Components of Physical Fitness (Strength, Muscular Edndurance, Flexability, Motor Skill Performance, Cardiorespiratory Endurance)
◦Health and Fitness Resources
◦Health and Fitness Organisations

◦2.Exercise Physiology
◦Muscle, and Muscle Contraction
◦Fast and Slow Muscle
◦Exercise and Muscle
◦Cardiorespiratory System
◦Pulse Rate
◦Food as an Energy Source
◦Recommended Daily Intake of Nutrients
◦Exercise Recovery

3.Exercise Principles and Cardiorespiratory Programming
◦Relationship between heart rate and workload
◦Biology of the Circulatory System
◦Blood Composition
◦Blood Functions; clotting, immunity
◦Blood Vessels
◦The Heart
◦Pulse Rate, Cardiac Output
◦Heart Disease, Cardiovascular Disease
◦Spleen, Lymphatic System

4.Biomechanics and Risk
◦The Skeleton
◦The Muscular System -Tendons, Ligaments, Bursas
◦Training and Risk
◦Common Musculoskeletal Injuries
◦Back Injuries, Spinal Injuries
◦Tips for Preventing Injury

5.Fitness Program Design
◦Typical Fitness Program Design Process
◦Kinds of Exercise
◦Developing the Physique
◦A Balanced Program
◦Indoor and Outdoor Locations -facilities and equipment in each

6.Delivering a Fitness Program
◦Fitness Leader Functions; teaching, planning, counselling, motivation, evaluation, creating opportunity, etc
◦Leadership Communication, and Communication Barriers
◦Communicating with Children and Young People
◦Communication Techniques eg. Whistle, Raising arm, etc
◦Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation
◦Factors Affecting Motivation
◦Self Belief and Self Talk
◦Relationship with Participants
◦Motivation for Fitness and Weight Control
◦Nutrition and Sport
◦Weight Control
◦Sports Psychologists and Fitness Programmes
◦Program Delivery
◦Elements of a Session or Class; Introduction, Warm Up, Stretch, Body of Exercise Session,Recovery, etc
◦Concluding a Session
◦Writing an Exercise Program
◦Supporting Participants Needs
◦Communication Strategies, Active Listening, Giving Instructions, Reinforcement, etc
◦Dealing with Problems and Conflict

7.Safety, Injury and General Wellbeing
◦Safety Considerations
◦Incorrect Exercises
◦Safety in Aerobic Activities
◦Dealing with Injury; First Aid
◦Occupational Health and Safety Regulations
◦Identifying Hazards
◦Fitness Legalities
◦Pre Screening Clients
◦Suitable Surfaces
◦Clothing and Footwear
◦Pre Screening
◦Anthropometric Measurements
◦Cancer and General Wellbeing

8.Fitness Programs for Special Groups
◦Inclusive Program Management
◦Exercise Variables (frequency, duration, intensity)
◦Special Considerations
◦Training Zones
◦Older Adults
◦Mental Disabilities
◦Physical Disabilities
◦Ethnic Groups
◦Programs for Weight Control
◦Evaluating Cardio Respiratory Endurance
◦Evaluating Muscular Strength and Endurance
◦Principle of Weight Control

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