Course Description

Exercise & Fitness (QQI Level 5)



The aim of this newly validated Exercise & Fitness 5N2668 module is to teach knowledge and understanding in the field of Exercise and Fitness. The learner will be introduced to the principal theories of planning and evaluating exercise programmes. They will then be expected to apply these theories in a practical fitness instruction context. This will be enabled when the learner has a detailed understanding of human physiology and how the body works during exercise.

The Exercise and Fitness module will provide learners with specific information on how to interact with people in a fitness environment. You will work through these interactions and interventions and understand how these interactions effect change in athletes. The learner’s goal of improving the health and fitness of clients will be underpinned by the practical learning of exercise to music skills, resistance training, circuit training, floor work and flexibility techniques. With this theoretical and practical understanding of Exercise and Fitness the learner will be confident in the application of techniques in a practical fitness environment.

On final and successful completion, the learners will be able to describe how Exercise programmes can effect change in clients. They will understand the key physiological responses to Exercise and understand desirable and undesirable effects of exercise programmes and how to control the environment to elicit the correct response in each circumstance. The learner will need to adapt different theories and interventions to different clients with varying health circumstances to affect these positive responses.

Finally, this module will prepare the learners for the execution of tests and programmes to create a holistic approach to health and sports performance. After certification the learners will be able to carry out exercise progammes while maintaining a safe environment.

 

The course is ideal for:

  • Students who wish to receive an internationally recognised certificate at QQI level 5 in a Sports Environment
  • People involved in the Sports and Leisure Industry looking for an understanding of Exercise & Fitness training and its applications in sporting environments.
  • Coaches looking to complete a qualification to enhance their learning in the Exercise & Fitness  field.
  • Athletes and Leisure participants.

Programme Content

  • Unit 1: The Role of The Exercise and Fitness Instructor
  • Unit 2: The Exercise and Fitness Instructor and Fitness Theories
  • Unit 3: Physiology and Exercise Systems
  • Unit 4: Resistance, Circuit, Exercise to Music and Flexibility Training. Developing Training Programmes and Techniques
  • Unit 5: Managing Exercise Sessions.
CollegeThe Open College
Course LocationLeopardstown, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 18
Course CategoryFitness & Sport
Course TypeDistance Learning
Course QualificationLevel 5 Certificate
Awarding BodyQQI
Awarding Body DetailsQQI Level 5 component Certificate in Exercise & Fitness (5N2668)
Course Duration8 weeks
Course TimeThis QQI Level 5 Exercise & Fitness 5N2668 course is completed through Distance Learning and one attendance day in Dublin which is normally held on a Saturday in a Gym environment. This attendance day is used to assess the Skills Demonstration element of the assignments and also to sit the Theory Exam. Students can complete this course within 8 weeks which is ample time and can start it at any time of the year that is convenient. If students need to extend this period for any reason during or near the end of the course they can request an extension through the college.
Course Fee295
Entry RequirementsLeaving certificate, Level 4 certificate or equivalent in a relevant subject area (Sports & Exercise) and/or relevant practical experience (3 years minimum) – Please ask about our requirements surrounding Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for entry. Mature students (over 23 years) may be exempt from the above prerequisites. English Language Requirement: Students entering programmes leading to awards at Level 5 are expected to be able to: be proficient at reading, drafting, preparing and understanding information across a broad range of topics, including quantitative information. There is one attendance day required in Dublin which is normally held on a Saturday in a Gym environment. This attendance day is used to assess the Skills Demonstration element as listed below and also to sit the Theory Exam. Learners undertaking this programme must have basic IT skills and access to the necessary equipment to enable them to undertake an online programme: computer, broadband, email, Microsoft, recording equipment necessary for some skills demonstration tasks, and where applicable any other specialised software/equipment. As this programme is delivered through distance learning or eLearning, students must be capable of studying on their own initiative. If required The Open College provides insurance cover for their learners while on placements. Please ask for details.
Carear PathThe course is ideal for: Students who wish to receive an internationally recognised certificate at QQI level 5 in a Sports Environment People involved in the Sports and Leisure Industry looking for an understanding of Exercise & Fitness training and its applications in sporting environments. Coaches looking to complete a qualification to enhance their learning in the Exercise & Fitness field. Athletes and Leisure participants.
Phone+353 1 206 1828
Course Code5N2668
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Unit 9, Leopardstown Business Centre,, Ballyogan Road, Leopardstown, Leopardstown, Dublin, Ireland. Eircode: D18KX34

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