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NASM Certified Personal Trainer

Become a Certified International Personal Trainer
Duration: 1 year

From: R1,634.00 / month for 6 months and a R3,000.00 sign-up fee


Product Description

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
  • Certificate
  • 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.

Qualification Content

Module 1: Introduction to the Fitness Industry (12 Credits)
The History and Role of the Fitness Industry in Society
Career Pathways
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
Preventing Overtraining

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
Physiological Considerations
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)
Entrepreneurial Skills
Administrative Techniques
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

Distance/Online Study

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.

How It Works

  • 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.
  • Complete your practical exam (no theory examination) in the designated examination periods throughout the year with a certified Physical IQ Assessor.

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