2 years
Study mode
Full-time & Part-time
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 22,024
NZD 33,000
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

Graduates from this programme will be able to work in the fitness industry both in a health centre and in the community. They will be able to assess client fitness and provide advice on fitness and lifestyle matters that is consistent with current scientific knowledge and accepted professional practice within the industry.

Graduates of the Diploma in Applied Fitness also have the option to transfer to the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) Bachelor of Sport & Recreation. The AUT University’s Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (BSR) is available at Nelson Campus to graduates of the Diploma in Applied Fitness. Graduates are able to transfer into the BSR programme, with less than one and half years of study necessary to complete.

Entry Requirements

Applicants under 20 years of age

  • 48 credits NCEA level 2 across 4 subjects
  • Or equivalent

Applicants 20 years and over

  • No formal qualifications needed

English Language Requirements

  • An International English Language Testing System (IELTS) overall Academic score of at least 6 issued within the last two years
  • Or an equivalent qualification