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Personal Trainer Kickstarter Package

Become a Qualified Personal Trainer via Distance Learning over a Shorter period of time
Duration: 7-9 months

From: R1,643.00 / month for 6 months and a R3,000.00 sign-up fee


Product Description

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.

Students who select this option cannot progress onto a National Diploma in Fitness, but can study further with other course offerings available.

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 Personal Training qualification.

Course cost includes:

  • Online learning
  • Exam fee
  • Certificate
  • FREE AFAA course

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.

Qualification Content

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)

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*Only applicable for the Kickstarter Package

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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