It's Easy to Enrol

Select a Learning Method


£5,450.00 Payment plans available.

Courses can be started at any time from anywhere in the world!
Please note that if you choose the 'e-learning' (course on USB) method, be aware that due to current covid-19 restrictions there are some countries we can not send USB sticks to.

We recommend you choose the online learning method as all online courses provide access to download course notes to access offline or print. If you do require your course to be supplied on USB stick then please contact us first to check availability for your country.

Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Recreation Studies - Fitness

Course CodeVRE007
Fee CodeAD
Duration (approx)2500 hours
QualificationAdvanced Diploma


A management oriented training for people wanting to work in the health and fitness or recreation industries in a technical or management capacity. Graduates will have a broad understanding of human health together with specialised skills may be developed through your choice of elective units.


Core ModulesThese modules provide foundation knowledge for the Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Recreation Studies - Fitness.
 Industry Project BIP000
 Industry Project II BIP001
 Biochemistry I (Animal) BSC103
 Business Studies BBS101
 Health and Fitness I (Fitness Leadership) BRE101
 Human Biology 1A (Anatomy and Physiology) BSC101
 Human Nutrition and Food 1 BRE102
 Recreation Management - Human Resources BRE104
 Recreation Marketing BRE103
 Research Project I BGN102
 Workplace Health & Safety VBS103
 Workshop I BGN103
 Leisure Facility Management 1 BRE205
 Recreation Management - Financial & Clerical BRE204
 Leisure Facility Management II BRE306
 Recreation Management - Policies & Procedures BRE305
Elective ModulesIn addition to the core modules, students study any 9 of the following 16 modules.
 Instructional Skills BGN101
 Sports Psychology BPS106
 Advanced Aerobics BRE208
 Aquafitness BRE207
 Health and Fitness II (Fitness Program Management) BRE201
 Healthy Buildings I BSS200 (Building Construction and Health) BSS200
 Human Nutrition II BRE202
 Nutrition For Weight Control BRE210
 Resistance and Gym Supervision BRE206
 Workshop II BGN203
 Cardiorespiratory Health BSC301
 Health and Fitness III (Fitness Evaluation and Management) BRE301
 Human Nutrition III (Disease & Nutrition) BRE302
 Life Coaching BPS305
 Sports Nutrition BRE303
 Weight Loss Consultation Course BRE307

Note that each module in the Qualification - Advanced Diploma In Recreation Studies - Fitness is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Indoor and Outdoor Locations for Recreational Fitness 

(Adapted from Aerobic Fitness, by John Mason)
Many fitness activities can be performed both inside (as in a gym or a hall) and outdoors. The type of facilities required will depend on the specific activities being undertaken. For instance, many people think of aerobic exercise as mainly occurring in structured aerobics classes, held in gymnasiums or community halls. However, the same aerobic benefit can be obtained from a wide range of other activities that do not require a building. Bike riding, running, swimming etc can be done outside and in public areas. Structured aerobics or exercise classes can be held in local parks, or at the beach.

Indoor locations

Below are some benefits of holding fitness activities indoors:

  • Protection from the elements (e.g. rain, wind, sun)
  • Control of air temperature (which can be a great advantage of indoor activities in hot or cold weather)
  • May be fewer distractions (e.g. passing vehicles, animals, people, noises etc)
  • Greater privacy (which might help participants – and leader – feel more comfortable and relaxed)
  • Person safety is easier to maintain
  • May be better access to more facilities.
Some possible disadvantages of indoor activities are:
  • Less room to move, so that participants may feel restricted or enclosed
  • Less natural fresh air. Also, some people are quite sensitive to air conditioning
  • Greater possibility for transmission of disease, such as colds or flu
  • The noise or music from an exercise to music class may annoy others in the gym, residents living nearby, or people working nearby.

Where will this course lead?

The following are just some examples of work opportunities this course may provide:
  • Start your own Fitness Business n- personal trainer, gym, health club, fitness equipment supplies
  • Buy and manage a fitness business
  • Work for a resort, health club or other organisation as a fitness/health club manager
  • Gain employment in the Leisure industry
  • Work as a manager for a sports facility (indoor, playing fields, swimming pool, etc)


Note: Fees cover all tuition and "essential" texts. They do not include fees for any Industry conferences or seminars which are attended) and do not include exam fees and workshop fees.

Meet some of our academics

Jade SciasciaBiologist, Business Coordinator, Government Environmental Dept, Secondary School teacher (Biology); Recruitment Consultant, Senior Supervisor in Youth Welfare, Horse Riding Instructor (part-completed) and Boarding Kennel Manager. Jade has a B.Sc.Biol, Dip.Professional Education, Cert IV TESOL, Cert Food Hygiene.
Lyn QuirkM.Prof.Ed.; Adv.Dip.Compl.Med (Naturopathy); Adv.Dip.Sports Therapy Over 30 years as Health Club Manager, Fitness Professional, Teacher, Coach and Business manager in health, fitness and leisure industries. As business owner and former department head for TAFE, she brings a wealth of skills and experience to her role as a tutor for ACS.
Melissa Leistra B.Ed., Masters Nutrition 16 yrs experience - in hosapitality, teaching, cooking Lives a self-sustainable lifestyle on a farm and raising all types of animals. experienced vegetarian/vegan cook and loves to create wholesome food using her slow combustion wood stove.

Check out our eBooks

Working With PeopleA job and careers guide for people who like working with people -covering everything from counselling and personnel management to marketing, health and education
Aerobic FitnessAerobic fitness contributes more to your quality of life than perhaps any other aspect of fitness! This updated version of Aerobic Fitness is full of information about the body and its functions. It also contains detailed illustrations of which exercises to use for individual muscle groups. 93 pages. 64 illustrations.
Human NutritionBoth a text for students, or an informative read for anyone who wants to eat better. While covering the basics, the book approaches nutrition a little differently here to some other books, with sections covering ”Modifying diet according to Genetic Disposition or Lifestyle”, “How to find Reliable Information on Nutrition” and “Understanding how Diet relates to Different Parts of the Body” (including Urinary, Digestive, Respiratory and Circulatory System, the Brain, etc). This ebook was written to complement the ACS Nutrition I course, and provides a solid foundation for anyone wanting to grasp a fundamental understanding of Human Nutrition. 41 pages
LeadershipWhat makes a good leader? Is it an innate personality trait or a skill that can be acquired? This book is an excellent guide to the theories and practice of leadership. It is full of interesting facts about social dynamics and examples of leadership styles. For those who are curious or in need of some leadership skills, this book will provide both entertainment and advice.