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Higher Certificate | 1 Year | NQF 5 (120 Credits) | SAQA ID 98962

More About The Personal Training Programme

The Higher Certificate in Personal Training studies has a scientific and practical approach and prepares students for the various careers in the field of sport, recreation and movement development. This programme combines fitness science, coaching and management subjects.

The Personal Training Programme Is Ideal For...

Individuals who:

  • wish to pursue a career in the fitness & personal training industry
  • would like to help other people lead a healthy lifestyle
  • wish to manage their own fitness or personal training business

Admission Requirements For Personal Training

NSC (Gr 12) with entrance to Higher Certificate studies or National Certificate (Vocational) with the minimum requirements for entrance to Higher Certificate studies, as specified by UMALUSI

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

A minimum of 340 hours is required for the year.

Personal Training Career Opportunities

  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Manager in Fitness Environment (Gymnasium Manager / Floor Manager / Staff Manager)
  • Entrepreneur / Business Owner

Curriculum Includes The Following Subjects

  • Functional Anatomy and Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Client and Facility Management
  • Co-operative Education
  • Initial Assessment Protocols
  • Program Design and Delivery

Compulsory Extras

Two industry-specific courses will form part of the programme.

Further Studies

Admission to the Diploma in Sport Management (NQF level 6)

Personal Training is offered as a:

  • Full Time Programme