Step Aerobics Certification Course

Still popular after all these years ! Qualify to offer step aerobic classes.

On successful completion you will have the skills and qualification to apply a safe and effective range of step aerobic training exercises to help your clients achieve their needs and goals.

CPD Approved

Course Content

The National Qualification in Step Aerobics covers all relevant areas to ensure that you hit the ground running.

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Overview

Successful completion of this step aerobics training course will give qualified health fitness instructors and personal trainers the knowledge and skills to prescribe safe, effective and appropriate step aerobic training methods which are suitable for group exercise training.

You will have the skills and qualification to apply a safe and effective range of step aerobic training exercises to help your clients achieve their needs and goals.

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Fees

The standard cost of the National Qualification in Step Aerobics course is €180.00.

The discounted rate for graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is €150.00.

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Eligibility

The National Qualification in Step Aerobics course is open to fitness professionals who hold a recognised, valid and current primary fitness instructor qualification accredited or mapped at EQF Level 3 or higher and which must include an assessed module in exercise to music.

Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If your primary fitness instructor qualification does not meet the requirements NTC will be unable to award a certificate for this programme, even if you have completed it, so if you have any doubt about whether your qualification meets the requirements please submit a copy of your primary fitness instructor qualification for approval at least two weeks prior to the start date, or contact the NTC prior to enrollment.

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Syllabus

The National Qualification in Step Aerobics course covers all relevant areas including:

  • Various Approaches to the Step
  • Platform Height
  • Increasing and Reducing Intensity
  • Muscle Balancing
  • Teaching and Cuing Skills
  • Injury Prevention
  • Lever Lengths
  • Foot Placement and Foot Strike
  • Music Tempo
  • Step Patterns and Choreography
  • Suitability for Pre Natal Clients
  • Assessment

OVERVIEW

Successful completion of this step aerobics training course will give qualified health fitness instructors and personal trainers the knowledge and skills to prescribe safe, effective and appropriate step aerobic training methods which are suitable for group exercise training.

You will have the skills and qualification to apply a safe and effective range of step aerobic training exercises to help your clients achieve their needs and goals.

FEES

The standard cost of the National Qualification in Step Aerobics course is €180.00.

The discounted rate for graduates of the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training is €150.00.

ELIGIBILITY

The National Qualification in Step Aerobics course is open to fitness professionals who hold a recognised, valid and current primary fitness instructor qualification accredited or mapped at EQF Level 3 or higher and which must include an assessed module in exercise to music.

Not all primary fitness instructor qualifications meet the minimum standard required. If your primary fitness instructor qualification does not meet the requirements NTC will be unable to award a certificate for this programme, even if you have completed it, so if you have any doubt about whether your qualification meets the requirements please submit a copy of your primary fitness instructor qualification for approval at least two weeks prior to the start date, or contact the NTC prior to enrollment.

SYLLABUS

The National Qualification in Step Aerobics course covers all relevant areas including:

  • Various Approaches to the Step
  • Platform Height
  • Increasing and Reducing Intensity
  • Muscle Balancing
  • Teaching and Cuing Skills
  • Injury Prevention
  • Lever Lengths
  • Foot Placement and Foot Strike
  • Music Tempo
  • Step Patterns and Choreography
  • Suitability for Pre Natal Clients
  • Assessment

Schedule and Location

This course is available as a one day advanced certification programme in Dublin at the National Training Centre in Dublin’s city centre and in Cork at the Mardyke Arena, UCC.

CourseDurationStart DateTimesVenueCPD ApprovedAvailabilityBOOKING
CORK

One Day Course

1 Day

January 19th 2020

Sunday
10am to 5pm

Mardyke Arena
Cork

Good Availability

CORKOne Day Course
DUBLIN

One Day Course

1 Day

January 26th 2020

Sunday
10am to 5pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINOne Day Course
DUBLIN

One Day Course

1 Day

June 28th 2020

Sunday
10am to 5pm

NTC
Dublin

Good Availability

DUBLINOne Day Course

Our Step Aerobics Team

Only fully qualified tutors deliver the National Qualification in Step Aerobics, with each tutor having recognised industry and educational experience in their individual fields.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Laura Connick BSc

In addition to the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, Laura holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Management from UCD and has worked in some of Dublin’s most established gyms.

Laura specialises in helping clients to achieve and maintain optimal body weight and ensures they achieve their goals in a healthy and sustainable fashion.

Laura is dedicated to continuing professional development and constantly expands her knowledge base and training to ensure she can provide the best advice to her clients.

Niamh McGuirk

Niamh has 16 years’ experience in the fitness industry, delivering Personal Training, Group Fitness classes and further education on an international level. She travelled the world as a Les Mills Master Trainer and Presenter and has appeared on 2 Les Mills Bodypump DVDs being the first person to represent Ireland.

She lived in South Africa for 3 years where she launched the Les Mills programs and worked as the National Product Manager for Planet Fitness, a fast-growing gym chain with over 40 clubs around South Africa.

Niamh’s other love is music and she works as a professional singer when not in the gym. This love for music and the ability to entertain a crowd gives her the edge and ability to thrive as a Group Fitness instructor.

Ray Lynch BSc, MA

Since graduating with the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2001, Ray has worked in the health fitness industry with various gyms and corporate health facilities, such as Ulster Bank and University College Dublin, mainly facilitating group exercise classes, indoor cycling classes and personal training.

In 2002 Ray was awarded his honours degree in Health Services Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and went on to complete a Masters in Management with the IPA/University College Dublin in 2006.

Michelle O’Melia, MSc

Michelle has been delivering educational excellence at the National Training Centre since 2000. She is passionate about all aspects of fitness and health and holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Nutrition Science from the University of Chester.

Michelle teaches exercise to music, anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise physiology on our primary health fitness programmes and also delivers suspension training and indoor cycling.

Laura Connick BSc

In addition to the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training, Laura holds a BSc in Sports and Exercise Management from UCD and has worked in some of Dublin’s most established gyms.

Laura specialises in helping clients to achieve and maintain optimal body weight and ensures they achieve their goals in a healthy and sustainable fashion.

Laura is dedicated to continuing professional development and constantly expands her knowledge base and training to ensure she can provide the best advice to her clients.

Niamh McGuirk

Niamh has 16 years’ experience in the fitness industry, delivering Personal Training, Group Fitness classes and further education on an international level. She travelled the world as a Les Mills Master Trainer and Presenter and has appeared on 2 Les Mills Bodypump DVDs being the first person to represent Ireland.

She lived in South Africa for 3 years where she launched the Les Mills programs and worked as the National Product Manager for Planet Fitness, a fast-growing gym chain with over 40 clubs around South Africa.

Niamh’s other love is music and she works as a professional singer when not in the gym. This love for music and the ability to entertain a crowd gives her the edge and ability to thrive as a Group Fitness instructor.

Ray Lynch BSc, MA

Since graduating with the National Qualification in Exercise, Health Studies and Personal Training in 2001, Ray has worked in the health fitness industry with various gyms and corporate health facilities, such as Ulster Bank and University College Dublin, mainly facilitating group exercise classes, indoor cycling classes and personal training.

In 2002 Ray was awarded his honours degree in Health Services Management from the Dublin Institute of Technology and went on to complete a Masters in Management with the IPA/University College Dublin in 2006.

Reviews

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