Gym Instructor course content and delivery/assessment method
The Gym Instructor course consists of 5 units:
Anatomy and Physiology
Providing a Positive Customer Experience
Lifestyle and Health Awareness Management
Gym-based Programme Delivery and Preparation
Gym-based Programme Delivery and Professional Instruction
Taught element (taught courses only)
You will receive 5 taught days during which you will learn all practical elements of the course. We teach you the movement patterns of: Squat, Hinge, Press, Pull, Rotation and Anti-rotation. You will become proficient at all of the major freeweight lifts and will learn how to coach these, plus resistance machines and cardiovascular exercise to clients. Gym experience is useful - but not essential!
Distance learning element:
You will receive learning resources including manuals or elearning (extra cost) that give you the knowledge that you need to back up your practical ability.
A sample of the elearning content can be found here.
Anatomy and physiology multiple choice exam
Online self-marking worksheets
A Learner Assessment Record that includes a number of fitness case studies and worksheets
3 practical assessments
Assessments can be completed either during the taught days, or via elearning (attendance at a centre is only required to complete the Anatomy & Physiology unit exam).
You have up to 12 months* to complete your course. However, it is common for students to complete their Gym Instructor qualification in 2-3 months.
*elearning lasts 300 days after which time you must re-purchase. All assessments must be passed within 6 months of each other or reassessment of specific units will be required.
A full Gym Instructor qualification specification can be found here.