Introduction to Physical Activity & Exercise

    Course details

    • Code: SPRT.3001
    • Fee: $654*
    • Level: 3
    • Credits: 15
    • EFTS: 0.125
    • Subject: Sports
Study optionsFull-time, Part-time
Time in class75 (approximate total hours)
Offered (indicative)Semester 1, Semester 2, Secondary Tertiary Pathway Delivery
LocationRotorua (Mokoia), Rotorua Trades Academy

Course Aim

Students will develop introductory knowledge and skills in assessing personal levels of fitness, developing and implementing basic exercise plans and providing basic exercise instruction.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Assess personal levels of fitness, under guidance, using reliable techniques and recording skills.
  2. Demonstrate and apply a basic understanding of the major muscle groups of the human body, movement progression and correct body positioning for exercise using reading and writing skills.
  3. Develop, implement, monitor and review basic personal exercise plans.
  4. Demonstrate and provide instruction in basic exercise and stretching techniques.

Embedded unit standards or achievement standards

This course includes NZQA unit standards 505, 7021, 21791 and 21794.

For more information on Unit Standards explore the NZQA Framework


*Course cost/fee: Indicative standard fee for New Zealand residents only. Fees for non-New Zealand residents will vary, visit the Programmes and Tuition Fees for International Students information page.

*Course cost/fee last updated 13-Dec-2016

Page last updated: 01 Sep 2017