Health Trainer Course Overview
Health trainer is a public health specialist who helps individuals and groups assess their lifestyles and wellbeing, set and achieve health goals, design health and fitness programmes and provide theoretical information and practical support that will help people to change their behaviors.
Health trainer’s interventions include health risk assessment, modification of health behaviors, counseling and application of lifestyle changes (including nutrition, physical activity, stress management) to maintain health and wellbeing, prevent and reverse the progression of chronic diseases.
Job prospects as a health trainer range from working in health clubs, wellness centers, fitness centers, gyms and personal training studios, leisure centers, hotels, resorts or spas, and sports clubs. Corporate fitness and wellbeing are growing rapidly, therefore health trainers could work for companies/organizations providing workplace wellness programmes or fitness facilities. Graduates will be prepared to set up one’ s own or freelance business as a health or personal trainer.
The study programme is also designed to prepare students who wish to have personal trainer certification and take exams offered by the American Council on Exercise (ACE), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and other internationally recognized organizations.
How to apply ?
The application procedure is competitive in nature and takes into account the sum of points received by a candidate according to the rules set out in The application guide 2023/2024 in the part “Points for the Final Secondary School Certificate” (final secondary school certificate) as well as the health assessment - the ability to undertake studies, confirmed by a medical certificate issued by a specialist in occupational medicine or a doctor authorised to carry out preventive medical examinations. People qualified for admission are those who obtained the highest number of points consecutively, according to the admission limit. In the case of a larger number of candidates with the same number of ranking points, placed on the borderline of the admission limit, an additional criterion is applied, consisting in the conversion of the average of the ranking points awarded for all subjects on the final secondary school certificate, or equivalent certificates. Candidates qualified for admission need to enter into their account in IRK system scans of documents mentioned in The application guide 2023/2024 in part ”Entry requirements.” Failure to upload scans of documents within seven days of the announcement of the final ranking list of candidates qualified for admission will result in a refusal of admission.
Winners and finalists of the central level contests are accepted in the first place without the qualifying procedure, on condition that scans of relevant documents are entered into IRK by the final closing date for registration.