Study Fitness

Why study Fitness at UOW College?

Studying fitness at UOW College is unique. With over 200 hundred hours of direct teaching from experts in Strength and Conditioning, Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Business Creation and Strategy, Customer Service and Communication, UOW College will set you up for your future in the fitness industry.  

As a UOW College student, you will be able to use the University of Wollongong's own high performance training facility, and access the latest in strength and conditioning, fitness testing, and fitness programming equipment. You will be able to enjoy specialised tutorials and workshops from local industry experts in the field of Sport and Exercise Science as well as access the University's full range of facilities and support services for the most outstanding educational experience. 

Fitness courses offered at UOW College

Smart and Skilled Government Funding 

UOW College Fitness courses are subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. If eligible for the subsidy, the course fee payable will be substantially reduced. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to the smart and skilled website. 

Fitness courses offered at UOW College

Smart and Skilled Government Funding 

UOW College Fitness courses are subsidised by the NSW Government under the Smart and Skilled funding scheme. If eligible for the subsidy, the course fee payable will be substantially reduced. To check your eligibility for NSW Government Smart and Skilled funding, refer to the smart and skilled website. 

 

What’s different about each course?

The SIS30315 Certificate III in Fitness is an entry qualification into the fitness industry. It aims to equip students with the fundamental knowledge and skills required to work as a gym instructor, or group exercise instructor in the fitness industry. Students who complete the Certificate III in Fitness are eligible to enter the Certificate IV in Fitness.

The SIS40215 Certificate IV in Fitness reflects the role of personal trainers who have specialist skills to train individual clients, or groups of clients, on a one-on-one or group basis, to improve health-related components of fitness in relatively low risk situations.  They have a substantial depth of knowledge to plan, conduct and evaluate exercise training; provide leadership and guidance to clients and other staff; and deal with unpredictable situations applying defined guidelines and procedures from the fitness industry and the organisation. 

UOW College has developed this unique FitPro program that allows you to complete all qualification requirements for a Personal Trainer within one year of study. It is a ‘fast-track’ program that combines the essential elements of Certificate III and full Certificate IV of Fitness qualification into one course and allows students to get qualified to be a personal trainer in a shorter amount of time. Students must be 20 years and over to enter this program.  

Meet Erin

High School wasn’t for me and I discovered that UOW College offered a fitness course I could study after completing year 10. UOW College taught me skills in not only the fitness industry but skills within myself to be the best person I can be for my future. The teachers made everything very relatable to real life and have set me up for the future.ERINCertificate III and IV in Fitness