Physical IQ is the only institution in South Africa that facilitates and supports qualifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine, the most respected fitness institution in the world. NASM certifications are the most sought-after in the personal trainer industry, setting the standards for leading sports medicine, performance enhancement, and health and fitness sciences. These qualifications are internationally-recognised and locally-accredited, giving our students a ticket to the world and preparing them for a successful career in sports and fitness.

We further offer National Certificates and Diplomas, specialisation certifications, and workshops help by industry professionals..

Physical IQ offers INTERNATIONALLY-RECOGNIZED and LOCALLY-ACCREDITED sports and fitness courses in South Africa. With qualifications from NASM, the most respected fitness institution in the world, and the latest trends and best practices guided by a global network of leading sports and fitness professionals, you will gain a deep understanding of state-of-the-art sports and fitness science, supported by practical industry experience.


To best equip students for the modern world, our educational model combines cutting-edge online learning technology and platforms with practical learning mentorship with the best Master Trainers recruited as student mentors. This program includes one-on-one tutorials, workshops and practical learning sessions. Our Master Trainer Student mentorship program is structured according to our students’ individual needs, and is available in all major South African cities.

Giving South Africans the gold standard in sports and fitness education, Physical IQ is the perfect place to build on and expand your existing qualifications, or start your career with a crucial competitive advantage!

I really enjoyed studying with physical IQ. Not only was it beneficial for my learning, but in a pandemic the physical IQ learning platform made it so easy for me to study in the comfort of my own home with a fair time line to get the work done in.
— Caleb Steinschaden
With Fitness and, sports being a great passion of mine. I am confident and, content enough to say. The foundation & knowledge to begin my journey in the Fitness industry is solid. Thanks to PhysicaliQ. You can have a very busy life but, still be able to pursue your Certification. With the pandemic hitting my studies were not really affected as other peers of mine were. Their online system and, website are easy to get around and, have wonderful online teachers/mentors who dedicate their time to help in any adversity you may face. Their prices being better than any other ones I've seen. Investing in studying with them will be a better option as you are guaranteed to make that money back in a short amount of time.
— Mpumelelo Nzuza
Physical I Q has opened doors for me by making my dream of studing PT possible. From the consultant in the beginning to affordable courses to the course content and exceptional ongoing student support. PIQ is always professional, courteous , inspiring and informative. Wayne Minnie is a wealth of knowledge in the fitness industry and I would highly recommend PIQ to anyone wanting to make fitness their career.
— Deshni Naidoo