Fitness Instructor Course

Are you a fitness enthusiast? Do you have a strong passion for inspiring others to keep fit and healthy?

Join this course to gain the theoretical and practical knowledge required to become an effective fitness instructor. Learn how to carry out basic fitness assessments and prescribe exercise. Find out the techniques to better handle gym equipment safely and how to conduct orientation programmes for new gym users.

Through this course, you will also be equipped with the understanding of basic physiology and the effects of exercise on muscles. In addition, you will understand the basic principles of exercise which will enable you in planning suitable training programmes for your trainees,

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of the course, participants will be able to:

  • Conduct the basic exercises correctly and proficiently

  • Guide trainees to perform the exercises in a proper and safe manner

  • Prescribe appropriate and effective exercise training programmes which support the fitness and health goals of their clients

Who should attend?

Suitable for individuals who would like to:

  • Expand their knowledge and skills in the area of fitness and health

  • Obtain the theoretical and practical knowledge required for Fitness Instructors

Entry Requirement

  • Must have passed either:

         - Basic Sports Science;
         - Basic Exercise Science;
         - Intermediate Sport Science; or
         - An equivalent qualification.

  • Must possess a valid Sport Singapore accredited Standard First Aid with AED certification (prior to the commencement of the attachment hours). Click here for list of Accredited SFA training centers

  • Familiarity with gym equipment is highly recommended.

  • Be able to physically demonstrate exercises with gym equipment (assessment requirement).

  • Certificate in Foundation Sport Science is not admissible and cannot be considered as an Entry Requirement.


Participants will be awarded the Certificate of Achievement issued by Sport Singapore and Republic Polytechnic upon meeting the required attendance of 32-hours (80% of the course), achieving at least a 70% passing rate for a multiple-choice and practical examination and complete a 30-hours attachment which may be self-sourced.

Please click on the "Register" button to view the updated course schedule and fees on the Skills Training & Enhancement Portal (STEP).
Please click on the "Register" button to view the updated course schedule and fees on the Skills Training & Enhancement Portal (STEP).

Last updated on 01 Mar 2024

Need more help?

If you are still unsure about which course to pursue, please contact our Academy for Continuing Education