Health and Fitness Assessment

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Gain a theoretical and practical understanding of fitness assessments and learn how to interpret results. The course – which is ideal if you’re considering studying the Certificate in Fitness or Bachelor of Applied Science – covers how to assess body composition, cardio-respiratory fitness, anaerobic power, strength and flexibility tests. At the end of the course you’ll be able to utilise these principles when designing fitness assessments and exercise programmes.

This short course is only offered in Semester 2.

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Please note: You may be charged a portion of the Compulsory Student Services Fee that supports our services available to students. For full information on the Compulsory Student Services Fee, visit fees and finance.

How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a copy of the application form, available here, and email to or mail to Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

  • Apply principles of health, exercise and fitness to inform health and fitness practice.
  • Examine issues in health and fitness assessment.
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