Study Sport science: Diploma in Fitness vs Degree in Exercise/ Sport science?
5 reasons why a Certificate or Diploma in Fitness is a good option!
There are many factors which one should consider when choosing whether to go the Degree in Exercise science or Diploma in Fitness route. If you can get accepted into University and plan on doing Post graduate studies in Biokinetics or Exercise Science, it is an option you should consider in the long term. However, there are a number of reasons why a Certificate or Diploma in Fitness is a great option too! Here are some factors to consider:
After year 1 (National Certificate in Fitness) you can work as a Personal Trainer-as opposed to waiting 3 years to qualify with a Degree. Most universities don’t offer exit levels i.e. if you quit after Year 2, you won’t possess a Qualification which enables you to work in the Fitness industry.
Specialize in Year 2 and become an expert in a field you choose (no unnecessary subjects)!
Discover if this is what you really want to do in Year 1! You can always look starting at a Degree in Sport Science next year. In fact, it will give you huge advantage over your peers, if your aim is to be top of class and get accepted for post graduate studies! Besides the fact that you will be able to work as a Trainer whilst studying at University, and earn money!
Physical IQ offers an internationally recognized Certification-that means you can work abroad, and travel the world working as a Fitness professional after Year 1! Way better than working as a barman!
A strong focus on practical competency: Physical IQ offers cutting information and content. Our primary focus however is not just on supplying excellent information, but ensuring that our students are able to apply their knowledge and skills in the workplace. As opposed to only offering theory exams, the requirements for a National Certificate in Fitness include constant assessment in the gym/ sports field, as well as a practical exam. We pride ourselves on knowing that our students don’t just have the knowledge, but also the practical skills to be successful in the real world.
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