Registration enhances employability, connection and professionalism
The registration levels and categories help to define the exercise professional's relevant competency, scope of practice and developmental stage. Registration with Fitness Australia enhances employment opportunities and helps identify career progression.
The fitness industry continues to grow and those who qualify to be registered excise professionals can expect to find employment instructing to individuals or groups in traditional settings such as fitness centres, health studios, gymnasiums, sport and leisure centres, community organisations, hospitals, nursing homes and with allied health professional practices.
New roles in the fitness industry have emerged. These include assessment, consulting, health promotion and management roles across a variety of settings such as community, sport, workplace, clinical, outdoor and mobile services.
Registered exercise professionals may be employed on a casual basis and work at a number of different locations. Shift work is usually involved including early mornings, late nights and weekend. Although full time employment of fitness instructors has increased, there is a high incidence of part time and casual employment. Many personal trainers may become self-employed and start their own business once they have accrued experience within the industry. Fitness specialist is a relatively new occupation and consequently there are few people appropriately qualified.
More than ever before, exercise professionals are able to plan and extend their career through the delivery of a range of services, in a variety of settings, to an expanding proportion of the community. For current employment opportunities visit the National Fitness Industry Job Board, powered by Sportspeople.