Sport conditioning and periodised training is an elective specialisation intended to extend the scope of practice of graduates who are qualified with a Diploma in Fitness but who may not have chosen this elective during their course of study.
This specialisation can also be taken for continued professional development (CPD) for graduates with a Diploma in Fitness. The course is recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA). REPSSA is part of ICREPS; an international confederation of registers for exercise professionals which operates world-wide, allowing members to work anywhere in the world.
The Sport conditioning and periodised training programme provides a good balance of theory and practice to enable graduates to develop sport conditioning programmes and work with apparently healthy clients or athletes who want to improve their sport performance.
• Design, implement and manage a physical activity programme for apparently healthy individuals or groups and apparently healthy athletes.
Course manual, a study guide and portfolio of evidence (PoE) file and Log Book.
Students wishing to attend this elective specialisation must have successfully completed their Diploma in Fitness (NQF level 5, 240 credits minimum). They should also have an understanding of the anatomical, physiological and nutritional implications for exercise for children and youth as well as screening and assessment so that they can apply this in the design of programmes for this population group.
Sport Conditioning Coach