Become a fitness professional with the internationally-recognised and locally-accredited National Certificate in Fitness.
The National Certificate in Fitness is a comprehensive course for the aspiring fitness professional, including both theoretical and
practical elements. Our key focus is on producing fitness professionals who demonstrate competency in the workplace. This certification
is carefully designed to ensure that you are immersed in the fitness industry while you study, so that you not only possess the
latest information available, but have the confidence and ability to apply your skills once qualified!
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.
Learn today, earn tomorrow!
This course has the option of a Kickstarter Package, a cost-effective learning solution that gives you your choice of a free AFAA course to allow you to enter the sports and fitness industry immediately so you can earn while you study.
With this package option, you will be able to purchase any extras you would like (such as testing equipment and Master Trainer sessions) before, during or after your National Certificate in Fitness qualification.
Course cost includes:
- Online learning
- Exam fee
- FREE AFAA course
Requirements & Accreditation
The Physical IQ National Certificate in Fitness is accredited by the Department of Education and CATHSSETA. Physical IQ courses are accredited with REPSSA (the governing body for fitness in SA) and are recognised by all major gyms, both locally and abroad.
You will also have the option to register for certification from NASM, gaining the only internationally-recognised and locally-accredited qualification in South Africa!
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 (12 Credits)
The History and Role of the Fitness Industry in Society
The Fitness Environment
Module 2: Anatomy and Biomechanics (15 Credits)
Introduction to Anatomical Structures
Introduction to Biomechanical Principles
Functional Anatomy and its Application to Exercise
Module 3: Physiology (15 Credits)
Introduction to Exercise Physiology
Exercise Preparation and Recovery Strategies
Module 4: Screening and Testing (9 Credits)
Design and Implication of Screening Procedures
Assessing the Physical Fitness of Adults
Module 5: Exercise Programming (13 Credits)
Programme Design Techniques
Designing Programmes for Disabled Individuals
Module 6: Health and Safety (11 Credits)
Ensuring Safety in the Fitness Environment
Risk Prevention and Management
Module 7: Motivating Fitness Clients (7 Credits)
Encouraging Participation in Physical Activity
Client Motivation Strategies
Principles of Wellness and Lifestyle Change
Module 8: Business Management (22 Credits)
Communication Skills and Networking Strategies
Financial Strategies and Planning
Establishing and Implementing a Business Plan
Module 9: Fitness Nutrition (6 Credits)
Basic Principles of Nutritional Guidance
Module 10: Professionalism (8 Credits)
Professional Values and Ethics
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.