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Higher Certificate in Fitness

This one-year programme combines theoretical knowledge and practical application to pursue a career in the exercise, fitness and wellness industry.

  • Apply the principles of exercise science (screening procedures and fitness testing) to design appropriate and individualised training programmes for health, fitness and wellness.
 
  • Be exposed to various training methods of exercise to promote health and improve fitness.
 
  • Expand your knowledge on health promotion and how to communicate professionally.
 
  • Become a role model and a leader when heading up physical activities and training online.
 
  • Be equipped with the skills to start your own successful business.
 

So what are you waiting for? Take action and go on this learning journey! It’s your first step to lifelong learning!

Duration

1 Year

Location

Campus Programme

Credits

137 credits

Orientation Start Date

10 Feb 2025

Term Begins

17 Feb 2025

Fees

Choose the plan that's right for you

Early bird (year 1 only) R55 500.00 Reg fee R1 500.00
Balance due end of Dec 2024

Pay R1 500.00 Registration Fee

Term payments (year 1 only)R64 000Reg fee R1 500.00 Payment 1: R14 500.00 Payment 2, 3, 4: R16 000.00

Pay R1 500.00 Registration Fee

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Programme Timeline

Short courses included at no additional cost

1
2
Kettlebell
Training

Year 1

This course teaches you both styles of Kettlebell lifting.

Primal
Movement

Year 2
Learn how to develop strength, flexibility and dynamic movement.

Programme Timeline

Additional Information

This NQF Level 5 Learning programme is a three year programme accredited by the Council on Higher Education (CHE). The qualification it achieves is registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub Framework.

The National Certificate qualifies you to work in the fitness industry as personal trainers. All eta fitness qualifications are recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA) which links its members to the international registers of REPS, enabling you as an eta graduate to work where the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) operates, including Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.

This one year programme combines theoretical knowledge and practical application to pursue a career in the exercise, fitness and the wellness industry. More than ever, people are prioritizing lifestyle, health, self-care and well-being. This learning journey will enable you to apply principles of exercise science, including screening procedures and fitness testing, to design appropriate and individualised training programmes for health, fitness and wellness. You will be exposed to various training methods of exercise to promote health and to improve fitness. To ensure healthy lives and well-being, we all have to take action. You will expand your knowledge on health promotion and how to communicate professionally. Furthermore, you will become a role-model and leader for many, because of your ability to implement activities and training online and physically. We will equip you with the skills to start you own successful business

SPORT AND EXERCISE SCIENCE 

  • Kinesiology (Applied Anatomy, Biomechanics) 
  • Exercise Science (Exercise Physiology, Training Principles and Methods) 
  • Nutrition Principles (Nutrition Principles) 
  • Screening and Assessment (Screening, Testing) 
  • Exercise Programme Design (Exercise Programme Design) 
 

HEALTH, SAFETY AND SPECIAL NEEDS COACHING,TEACHING AND INSTRUCTION IN SRF 

  • Special Needs in Fitness (Special Needs and Disabilities, Principles of Coaching Disabled) 
  • Health and Safety in Sport and Exercise (Safety and Risk, HIV & Aids) 
 
COACHING,TEACHING AND INSTRUCTION IN SRF 
  • Instructing Exercise to Individuals and Groups (Instructing Groups, Instructing Individuals) 
  • Professional Communication (Professional communication) 
  • Health Promotion (Motivation, Lifestyle & wellness) 

 

BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES 

  • Entrepreneurship & Fitness Business Management (Entrepreneurship, Management Principles)
The minimum requirement for admission to this diploma is the National Senior Certificate (NSC), moderate achievement (40-49%) or NS (V) with minimum of 40% in English. Please refer to our admission policy for specific details on recommended subjects

Bloemfontein
Cape Town
Durban
East London
George
Johannesburg
Port Elizabeth
Pretoria
Stellenbosch

Personal Trainer
Corporate Wellness consultant
Group Exercise Instructor

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