The science of health
In our Exercise & Wellness programs, you'll gain knowledge and expertise in sport and fitness, and learn how to prescribe exercise programs for people at all stages of life and health.
What to expect
The Exercise & Wellness programs are located at the Pacific Institute for Sport Excellence on the Interurban campus. The diploma program consists of Year 1 and Year 2, while the Bachelor's degree program adds a third and fourth year of study. Use this Personal Learning Plan to help you track your courses throughout your program.
In your first year, you'll cover the basics of human anatomy, psychology, biomechanics, physiology, fitness health and principles. You'll also gain competency in a variety of activities and sports.
In your second year, you'll focus on fitness and health assessment and the design of exercise prescriptions. You'll have the option of doing an internship, and by the end of this year, you'll graduate with a Diploma in Exercise & Wellness, and will be eligible to write the CSEP Certified Personal Trainer exam.
In the third year of the degree program you'll look more closely at the workings of the human body and how to adapt fitness programs to accommodate injury and disease. You'll also learn about business and logistical aspects of your upcoming career.
Fourth year provides you with another opportunity to put your skills into practice through an optional internship. You'll continue your studies of human biology, pathology and sport, and come out ready to obtain certifications in exercise physiology and public health.