NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN FITNESS

Building on the National Certificate in Fitness, this programme will see you expand your skills, specialise in a selected field, and gain the tools required for lifelong learning. Upon completion of this qualification, you will be fully-equipped to:

  • Design, implement and manage a physical activity programme for healthy individuals or groups and apparently healthy special populations (pregnant, children, youth, older adult, athletes).
  • Screen, assess, monitor and manage health related fitness and wellness programmes, without direct supervision.
  • Promote and provide safe and effective physical activity participation to meet participant/s fitness requirements as well as provide educated advice on lifestyle change for improved wellbeing. In addition, this qualifying learner will have the knowledge for appropriate referral to other healthcare providers.
  • Further your own learning, practice and career within the fitness and/or associated industries and through your own personal growth.

The National Diploma in Fitness is registered with CATHSSETA and the Department of Education.

Module 1: Introduction to the Fitness Industry (12 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

The history and role of the fitness industry in society

Career pathways

The fitness environment

 

Module 2: Anatomy and Biomechanics (15 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Introduction to anatomical structures

Introduction to biomechanical principals

Functional anatomy and its application to exercise

 

Module 3: Physiology (15 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Introduction to exercise physiology

Exercise preparation and recovery strategies

Preventing overtraining

 

Module 4: Screening and Testing (9 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Design and Implication of Screening Procedures

Assessing the Physical Fitness of Adults

 

Module 5: Exercise Programming (13 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Program Design Techniques

Physiological Considerations

Designing Programs for Disabled Individuals

 

Module 6: Health and Safety (11 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Ensuring Safety in the Fitness Environment

Risk Prevention and Management

 

Module 7: Understanding Special Population Groups (40 credits)

Nutritional Requirements of Special Population Groups

Unique anatomical, physiological and biomechanical considerations

Performing assessments on special population groups

 

Module 8: Sports Psychology (32 Credits – 7 Credits Completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Encourage Participation in Physical Activity

Client Motivation Strategies

Principles of Wellness and Lifestyle change

Behaviour change strategies

 

Module 9: Business Management (22 credits – shared with Certificate in Fitness)

Entrepreneurial Skills

Administrative Techniques

Communication Skills and Networking Strategies

Financial Strategies and Planning

Establishing and Implementing a Business Plan

 

Module 10: Fitness Nutrition (6 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Basic Principles of Nutritional Guidance

 

Module 11: Professionalism (8 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Professional values and ethics

 

Module 12: Chronic Disease Management

Understanding Chronic Disease (Diabetes, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Asthma, etc.)

Special Exercise Considerations

 

Elective Module (50 credits – 10 Completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Group Training (Certificate in Fitness)

Exercise Programming for Special Populations OR

High Performance Conditioning Techniques

Assessment

So you’re passionate about fitness, but can’t commit to lectures – we have taken this into account and designed a comprehensive distance learning course, allowing you the flexibility to study in your own time without compromising on the quality of your learning experience.

  • Register for the course.
  • We send you your course material, including a DVD detailing how the course works.
  • Expect a call from student support to set up your Master Trainer sessions, who will guide you through the practical components of the course
  • Complete online multiple-choice quiz assessments at the end of each module
  • At the end of the course, you will post us your Logbook and portfolio of evidence (with all of your completed tasks) – you are welcome to submit tasks electronically too, via our Student Online Learning Centre.
  • Email us if have ANY questions and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Online Package

The online package option includes a Physical IQ national diploma, which is to be completed in a 1 year duration.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option 7 Month Payment Option
One payment of R12,000.00 Registration fee R5,000.00

3 Monthly payments of R2,700.00

Registration fee R5,000.00

7 Monthly payments of R1,400.00

Course cost include;

  • Online learning with 5 Master Trainer contact sessions
  • Textbook
  • Anatomy manual
  • Testing equipment
  • Exam fee
  • Certificate
  • Graduation gift
  • Registration pack to the value of R2,500.00

 

 International Package

The international package option includes a Physical IQ national diploma and NASM CPT/advanced specialisation, which is to be completed in a 1 year duration.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option 7 Month Payment Option
One payment of R24,000.00 Registration fee R5,000.00

3 Monthly payments of R6,600.00

Registration fee R5,000.00

7 Monthly payments of R3,000.00

Course cost include;

  • Online learning with 5 Master Trainer contact sessions
  • Physical IQ and NASM textbooks
  • Testing equipment
  • Exam fee
  • Physical IQ and NASM certificate
  • Graduation gift
  • Registration pack to the value of R2,500.00

 

Optimum Package

The optimum package option includes a Physical IQ national certificate, NASM CPT and NASM advanced specialisation certification, which is to be completed in a 1 year duration.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option 7 Month Payment Option
One payment of R32,000.00 Registration fee R10,000.00

3 Monthly payments of R7,800.00

Registration fee R10,000.00

7 Monthly payments of R3,800.00

Course cost include;

  • Online learning with 5 Master Trainer contact sessions
  • Physical IQ and NASM textbooks
  • Your selection of one NASM advanced specialisation course
  • Testing equipment
  • Exam fee
  • Physical IQ and NASM certificate
  • Graduation gift
  • Registration pack to the value of R2,500.00

NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN FITNESS

Take your qualification to the next level and earn a living as a fitness professional

Building on the National Certificate in Fitness, this programme will see you expand your skills, specialise in a selected field, and gain the tools required for lifelong learning. Upon completion of this qualification, you will be fully-equipped to:

  • Design, implement and manage a physical activity programme for healthy individuals or groups and apparently healthy special populations (pregnant, children, youth, older adult, athletes).
  • Screen, assess, monitor and manage health related fitness and wellness programmes, without direct supervision.
  • Promote and provide safe and effective physical activity participation to meet participant/s fitness requirements as well as provide educated advice on lifestyle change for improved wellbeing. In addition, this qualifying learner will have the knowledge for appropriate referral to other healthcare providers.
  • Further your own learning, practice and career within the fitness and/or associated industries and through your own personal growth.

The National Diploma in Fitness is registered with CATHSSETA and the Department of Education.

Module 1: Introduction to the Fitness Industry (12 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

The history and role of the fitness industry in society

Career pathways

The fitness environment

 

Module 2: Anatomy and Biomechanics (15 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Introduction to anatomical structures

Introduction to biomechanical principals

Functional anatomy and its application to exercise

 

Module 3: Physiology (15 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Introduction to exercise physiology

Exercise preparation and recovery strategies

Preventing overtraining

 

Module 4: Screening and Testing (9 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Design and Implication of Screening Procedures

Assessing the Physical Fitness of Adults

 

Module 5: Exercise Programming (13 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Program Design Techniques

Physiological Considerations

Designing Programs for Disabled Individuals

 

Module 6: Health and Safety (11 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Ensuring Safety in the Fitness Environment

Risk Prevention and Management

 

Module 7: Understanding Special Population Groups (40 credits)

Nutritional Requirements of Special Population Groups

Unique anatomical, physiological and biomechanical considerations

Performing assessments on special population groups

 

Module 8: Sports Psychology (32 Credits – 7 Credits Completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Encourage Participation in Physical Activity

Client Motivation Strategies

Principles of Wellness and Lifestyle change

Behaviour change strategies

 

Module 9: Business Management (22 credits – shared with Certificate in Fitness)

Entrepreneurial Skills

Administrative Techniques

Communication Skills and Networking Strategies

Financial Strategies and Planning

Establishing and Implementing a Business Plan

 

Module 10: Fitness Nutrition (6 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Basic Principles of Nutritional Guidance

 

Module 11: Professionalism (8 credits – completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Professional values and ethics

 

Module 12: Chronic Disease Management

Understanding Chronic Disease (Diabetes, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Asthma, etc.)

Special Exercise Considerations

 

Elective Module (50 credits – 10 Completed in Certificate in Fitness)

Group Training (Certificate in Fitness)

Exercise Programming for Special Populations OR

High Performance Conditioning Techniques

Assessment

So you’re passionate about fitness, but can’t commit to lectures – we have taken this into account and designed a comprehensive distance learning course, allowing you the flexibility to study in your own time without compromising on the quality of your learning experience.

  • Register for the course.
  • We send you your course material, including a DVD detailing how the course works.
  • Expect a call from student support to set up your Master Trainer sessions, who will guide you through the practical components of the course
  • Complete online multiple-choice quiz assessments at the end of each module
  • At the end of the course, you will post us your Logbook and portfolio of evidence (with all of your completed tasks) – you are welcome to submit tasks electronically too, via our Student Online Learning Centre.
  • Email us if have ANY questions and we will get back to you within 24 hours.

Online Package

The online package option includes a Physical IQ national diploma, which is to be completed in a 1 year duration.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option 7 Month Payment Option
One payment of R12,000.00 Registration fee R5,000.00

3 Monthly payments of R2,700.00

Registration fee R5,000.00

7 Monthly payments of R1,400.00

Course cost include;

  • Online learning with 5 Master Trainer contact sessions
  • Textbook
  • Anatomy manual
  • Testing equipment
  • Exam fee
  • Certificate
  • Graduation gift
  • Registration pack to the value of R2,500.00

 

 International Package

The international package option includes a Physical IQ national diploma and NASM CPT/advanced specialisation, which is to be completed in a 1 year duration.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option 7 Month Payment Option
One payment of R24,000.00 Registration fee R5,000.00

3 Monthly payments of R6,600.00

Registration fee R5,000.00

7 Monthly payments of R3,000.00

Course cost include;

  • Online learning with 5 Master Trainer contact sessions
  • Physical IQ and NASM textbooks
  • Testing equipment
  • Exam fee
  • Physical IQ and NASM certificate
  • Graduation gift
  • Registration pack to the value of R2,500.00

 

Optimum Package

The optimum package option includes a Physical IQ national certificate, NASM CPT and NASM advanced specialisation certification, which is to be completed in a 1 year duration.

Payment Upfront in Full 3 Month Payment Option 7 Month Payment Option
One payment of R32,000.00 Registration fee R10,000.00

3 Monthly payments of R7,800.00

Registration fee R10,000.00

7 Monthly payments of R3,800.00

Course cost include;

  • Online learning with 5 Master Trainer contact sessions
  • Physical IQ and NASM textbooks
  • Your selection of one NASM advanced specialisation course
  • Testing equipment
  • Exam fee
  • Physical IQ and NASM certificate
  • Graduation gift
  • Registration pack to the value of R2,500.00