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. For fitness employers, this represents a wealth of new talent.
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 3-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.
Managing Director of FITREC, 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,” Dennis adds, “this is a chance for us all to help develop more informed and job-ready graduates.”
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.
“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 view requirements for the GYM INSTRUCTOR certification (and get started) here.
Students can view requirements for the PERSONAL TRAINER certification (and get started) here.
For more information, please contact our office on 03 9021 0836 or email Luis@fitrec.org