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.
The NASM Certified Personal Trainer program is included as a part of our National Certificate in Fitness Qualification. This will provide you with the most scientifically accurate information:
- 6 Sections
- 23 In-Depth Chapters with Audio Summaries
- Utilizes a State-of-the-Art Digital Learning Platform
- 45+ Learning Videos
- 200+ Exercise Demonstration Videos
If you want to become one of the best, most respected fitness trainers, it’s as simple as getting certified with NASM.
Section 1: Professional Development and Responsibility
Chapter 1: The Modern State of Health and Fitness
Chapter 2: The Personal Training Profession
Section 2: Client Relations and Behavioral Coaching
Chapter 3: Psychology of Exercise
Chapter 4: Behavioral Coaching
Section 3: Basic and Applied Sciences and Nutritional Concepts
Chapter 5: The Nervous, Skeletal, and Muscular Systems
Chapter 6: The Cardiorespiratory, Endocrine, and Digestive Systems
Chapter 7: Human Movement Science
Chapter 8: Exercise Metabolism and Bioenergetics
Chapter 9: Nutrition
Chapter 10: Supplementation
Section 4: Assessment
Chapter 11: Health, Wellness, and Fitness Assessments
Chapter 12: Posture, Movement, and Performance Assessments
Section 5: Exercise Technique and Training Instruction
Chapter 13: Integrated Training and the OPT™ Model
Chapter 14: Flexibility Training Concepts
Chapter 15: Cardiorespiratory Training Concepts
Chapter 16: Core Training Concepts
Chapter 17: Balance Training Concepts
Chapter 18: Plyometric (Reactive) Training Concepts
Chapter 19: Speed, Agility, and Quickness Training Concepts
Chapter 20: Resistance Training Concepts
Section 6: Program Design
Chapter 21: The Optimum Performance Training® Model
Chapter 22: Introduction to Exercise Modalities
Chapter 23: Chronic Health Conditions and Special Populations
1. Online Theoretical Examination:
Option 1. NASM Personal Trainer Certificate (Non-Proctored Exam)
This non-proctored and open-book exam has 100 questions and requires a passing grade of 70%. This exam is administered online only. You will have 3 hours to complete the exam, and you must take the exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.
Option 2. NASM Certified Personal Trainer (NCCA Accredited Certification Exam)
The NCCA is a nationally recognized third-party agency that accredits certification programs which are able to meet and comply with its standards. The NCCA exam is a nationally accredited exam. This closed-book exam has 120 questions. You must pass with a scaled score of 70 or better. This proctored exam can be administered either in-person or online, and you will have 2 hours to complete the test. You must take this exam within 180 days of your enrollment date.
The choice is yours, and selecting which exam to take will depend on your goals.
2. Final Practical Examination
This takes place face-to-face and is conducted at one of our regional examination centre. It is conducted by a Physical IQ Accredited Assessor who will determine your competency in the practical elements of Personal Training.
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!