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    Hi ladies.
    I think I am 100% sold on the idea of having a career in fitness (whether a personal trainer/gym instructor) or nutrition or both lol
    Has anyone studied or is studying any of these subjects and can offer a little advice on where to begin..
    Thanks so much xxxx

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    You could probably try a Bachelor of Human Movement. I think my uni is replacing it next year with something like the bachelor of exercise and sport science, and a bachelor of health sport and physical education.

    you can try here and do a career/course search
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    I would do a cert 3 and 4 in fitness You can do them through TAFE or a private college. It is quite expensive ($4kish as a ballpark) but definitely worth it! It is a great job to have with children. I studied through TAFE and The Australian Institute of Fitness. Good luck

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    I too have decided I want a career change. I am currently working as a Pharmacy Technician but I have lost all motivation and interest in it. I have decided (after losing 17kg and feeling better than ever) that I want to do Nutrition. I have found AIAS, they do an Advanced Diploma of Nutritional Medicine which is available online. I have asked for an information pack to be sent out. If I do go in this direction I think I would also complete the degree, but that is a long term goal.

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    Hi Ladies,

    Subscribing to this thread as I'm also interested in studying towards a career in Fitness.
    I've contacted Australian Institute of Personal Trainers, Open Colleges and a few other organisations. There are so many out there!!

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    I have just completed my studies in Children's Nutrition and am now about to start Sports Nutrition, and slowly move forward to others (Human Nutrition Foundations I, II and III).

    However, if you want to do Nutrition as a career and consult clients, the ONLY course that allows you to legally practise are the Cert IV in Food Coaching or the Advanced Dip of Nutritional Med.
    But these courses are close to $4000.

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    TAFE cert3&4 @ TAFE.

    AIPT also have really good online courses available.

    My only advice is don't waste thousands of dollars on 'quick courses' (privately ran, 2-4 week cert 3/4 courses) they are not worth the paper they're written on, & everyone in the industry knows it.

    Cert 3/4 at Tafe are about $500 for 6 months. Dip is about $2000 for 2 years.

    I'm about to do a nutrition course aswell.

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    Who is everyone doing their nutrition courses through? I live is Brisbane.

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    I did mine through southbank tafe and AIF

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    I've had to go private (WEA) because TAFE here doesn't offer cert 2,3 or 4. Only Dip, & I'm just doing it For insurance. (so I can offer nutritional advice to my fitness clients still be covered by insurance.)


 

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