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Personal Training Course

Begin your first step into the field of fitness with the Physical IQ Accredited Personal Training Course.

From: R1,750.00 / month for 6 months


Product Description

Become a personal trainer with this internationally-recognised and locally-accredited fitness course.

  • Duration: Up to 12 months to complete
  • NQF Level: 5
  • Credit Value: 86 Credits

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:

  1. Design and implement a physical activity programme for healthy individuals.
  2. Screen, assess and monitor health-related fitness programmes.
  3. Promote and provide safe and effective physical activity participation to meet participants’ fitness requirements.
  4. 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,

Module 1: Introduction to Personal Training
Module 2: Anatomy and Biomenchanics
Module 3: Exercise Physiology
Module 4: Screening and Testing
Module 5: Exercise Programming
Module 6: Health and Safety
Module 7: Motivating Clients
Module 8: Nutritional Advice
Module 9: Managing a Personal Training Business

Final Assessment: Practical Examination

Blended learning, or hybrid learning, is a method of teaching that integrates technology and digital media with traditional instructor-led activities or workshops. This allows students more flexibility to customize their learning experience.

The blended learning option at Physical IQ will involve the student completing the theoretical aspects of their studies online through our Online Learning Portal. There will then be scheduled practical workshops held at various venues around the country. These practical workshops will cover the key aspects of practical training that we believe best equip the student to be prepared for the work environment they will be entering. Not only will you be able to interact with an experienced and well-trained lecturer, but you will also be able to interact with classmates and colleagues while learning.

Please see our campus sites to determine whether blended learning is available in your region.

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 CATHSSETA as the quality assurance body.

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