Become a personal trainer with this internationally-recognised and locally-accredited fitness course.
Gain the theoretical and practical knowledge necessary for a successful career as a personal trainer. Upon completion of this qualification, you will be fully-equipped to:
- Design and implement a physical activity programme for healthy individuals.
- Screen, assess and monitor health-related fitness programmes.
- Promote and provide safe and effective physical activity participation to meet participants’ fitness requirements.
- Have the knowledge for appropriate referral to other healthcare providers.
This course is ideally suited to individuals who would like to study via distance learning over a shorter period of time. This is a more compact course compared to the National Certificate in Fitness, and offers the same level of recognition in the fitness industry.
Course cost includes:
- Online learning
- Exam fee
Requirements & Accreditation
The Personal Trainer course is provided to accredit school-leavers who have attained a matric qualification, or prospective students with NQF level 4 qualifications, with a recognised health and fitness course at an NQF level 5. The course will use South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Unit Standards (US) as its means of ensuring alignment with South African requirements. The qualification will use CATTSETHA as the quality assurance body.
The Athletics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA) is a registered body that is owned by the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the most respected fitness institution in the world. NASM is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies, USA.
Module 1: Introduction to the Fitness Industry (3 Credits)
Module 2: Anatomy and Biomechanics (15 Credits)
Module 3: Exercise Physiology (15 Credits)
Module 4: Screening and Fitness Testing (9 Credits)
Module 5: Exercise Programming (15 Credits)
Module 6: Health and Safety (15 Credits)
Module 7: Motivation (3 Credits)
Module 8: Business Management (5 Credits)
Module 9: Fitness Nutrition (6 Credits)
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.