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Physical IQ National Certificate: Coaching Science

Become a qualified Sports Coach, understanding the principles of skill acquisition, planning and delivering sports sessions as well as team management.
Duration: 1 year

From: R3,500.00 / month for 6 months


Product Description

Study the principles of sports coaching and specialise in a sport of your choice with the National Certificate in Coaching Science.

Become a qualified coach with a strong understanding of the principles of coaching science, and choose a speciality sport. Upon receiving this qualification, you will be fully-equipped to:

  • Coach beginning and intermediate sport performers in your chosen sport.
  • Provide sport opportunities to beginning and intermediate sport participants in a manner that will contribute to community development as well as raise the standard of sport in South Africa.
  • Assume job responsibilities as a sports coach in schools, clubs and private institutions.


  • Textbooks and Online Learning Centre Access
  • Course Pack
  • Testing equipment
  • Examination fee
  • Physical IQ Certificate

Requirements & Accreditation

The Physical IQ National Certificate in Coaching Science 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 sports facilities, 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!

Qualification Content

Module 1: Introduction to Coaching
Module 2: Exercise Science for Sports Coaching
Module 3: Planning and Implementing Coaching Sessions
Module 4: Coaching Disabled Athletes
Module 5: Sports Event Management
Module 6: Sports Psychology and Team Management
Module 7: Coaching Research
Module 8: Sports Electives (20 Credits)

Can include a national federation level 1,2 or 3 coaching accreditation.

Final Examination

This will be a 2 hour practical examination which will assess coaching skills and coaching session implementation.

Distance/Online Study

So you’re passionate about sports, 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.

Additional Information

Payment Options

Full Fee, 3 month payment, 6 month payment

Study Types

Blended Learning, Online

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Student Support
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