This qualification reflects the role of instructors who perform a range of activities and functions within the fitness industry. Depending on the specialisation chosen, this qualification provides a pathway to work as an instructor providing exercise instruction for group, aqua or gym programs.
Thank you for inquiring about the Mark McGaw Institute of Sports Science (MMISS) qualification to become a Personal Fitness Trainer. Mark McGaw has been involved in fitness education and sports science for 20 years. Creditable continuing education and mentors at the highest level are important to help strive to achieve the best knowledge available, eventually disseminating this information to the learner.
One of my mentors was Dr Fred Hatfield PhD world-renowned strength and conditioning coach who has broken over 30 world records in powerlifting.
MMISS education includes many formats; part of the theory learning includes practical theory utilising simulation fitness toolboxes. While the learners are completing the theory, you can simulate the workplace at home through the fitness toolbox before moving into the real-life workplace for supervised training and self-practice. The different delivery modes we utilise help you learn and then earn as a highly-qualified Gym instructors and fitness trainers.
As the owner of MMISS, I will be your main point of contact, you will have access to my technical support, and MMISS will certify you as a top-line Fitness trainer respected in the industry.
MMISS is proud that Mark McGaw was the first in Australia to deliver the Correspondence fitness course format. This format was submitted to SA fitness back in 1995 for approval.
What you will need access to:
This course is completed online with practical assessments recorded in the workplace. In order to achieve the Certificate III, you will need to have access to a gym with the following:
- A qualified supervisor who holds a Certificate III in Fitness (a copy of their qualification will need to be provided at signoff)
- You will need to undertake activities and work with a range of clients including:
- a female adult
- a male adult
- a client aged 55 years or over
- sedentary clients
- active clients
- a client for whom medical guidance has been received
- one group that is predominately comprised of female adults
- one group that is predominately comprised of male adults
- one group that is predominately comprised of participants aged 55 years or over
Over 18 & a passion for helping others or can be undertaken if 16 years of age with parents permission.
Learn at your own pace, 12 months to complete.
Expected Modes of Learning
Fitness online toolbox, electronically distributed workbooks, real-life practice.
Customised payment plans available
Discounts apply for upfront payments: refer to the pricing.
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Why Study with MMISS
MMISS has highly comprehensive courses and are renown in the industry as one of the highest standards of fitness trainers in Australia.
Why is MMISS an industry leader?
- The most comprehensive course available
- The mentor is the owner of the business. Mark McGaw has 20 years as a lecturer and assessor and has been a professional athlete at the highest level (Australian Rugby League representative)
- Mark McGaw was the first to bring distance education into Australia
- Interactive online learning
- Quality and unlimited technical support by Mark McGaw
This method of technical support is quick and effective. The turn around for a response in most cases is the same day. If your workplace assessor does not return your email, then there may be up to a 48-hour response.
If a response has not been given by the next day, please resend the email as we pride ourselves on same day help. A call to us on 02 9692 0455 to let us know a support email has been sent will ensure another workplace assessor can take this support request if the assigned mentor is in lectures.
Just call us on (1300 542 563) to organise face to face time with a Fitness Workplace Assessor for one on one support. You must have all the questions in order and ready to go before the meeting so time effective responses are maintained.
Another option is for the student wishing to travel to our office/gymnasium at Pyrmont and spend a day or a few hours practicing exercise techniques and sitting and studying on site with other students.