A World Leader and Innovator in Fitness Education

- Since 1979 -


Our wide range of courses help you become a multi-skilled professional in the health and fitness industry.


Our continuing education courses help you expand your scope of practice and expertise in the health and fitness industry.


Courses for the Fitness Fanatics!


Enriching courses from Life Coaching to Yoga!


Courses for Coaches, Athletes & Conditioning Specialists alike


Helping you give nutritional advice to health seekers, sports fanatics, weight jugglers, and more!

First Aid

Dealing with Immediate Injuries & Emergency Situations!

Campuses &

The best learning facilities in the industry. State-of-the-art weight, cardio equipment and studios.

Who We Are

Our Story

Founded in 1979, HFPA was one of the first organisations, internationally, to recognise and act upon the need for representation and specialised training for the sport and fitness industry. Since then we have lead the way as a Higher Education Institution for health, wellness and fitness professionals around the world.


Why Study With Us

Some Facts

  • Internationally recognised
  • Established and Credible
  • Higher Education Institution
  • Comprehensive Range of Courses
  • World-class Facilities
  • Customer focused
  • Inspirational Teaching
  • Flexible Study Options
  • Affordable Quality Education

Accrediting Bodies

Quality Education

  • International Register of Exercise Professionals
  • Canadian Fitness Professionals
  • Council on Higher Education
  • Department of Education
  • South African Qualifications Authority
  • National Qualifications Framework
  • Culture Art Tourism Hospitality and Sports Sector Education and Training Authority

Campuses & Training Centres

Due to the nature of fitness education, it is important that practical training is made available to students on a face-to-face basis in a suitable, practical environment. With this in mind, we have made it our mission to provide the best learning facilities in the industry.

  • HFPA Health & Fitness Centre (Rivonia Main Campus & Head Office)

  • HFPA Bedfordview Main Campus - Gym - HFPA Training Centre - HFPA Distance-learning Support Centre

    HFPA Family Fitness & High Performance Centre (Bedfordview Training Centre)

  • Durban Training Centre – FastFitness Health & fitness Centre

  • HFPA Cape Town Main Campus - Health and Fitness Professionals Academy - Fitness Courses

    Cape Town Main Campus (Claremont)

  • HFPA Pretoria Training Centre - Facilities - Gym - Fitness Courses

    Pretoria Training Centre – Enterprises at University of Pretoria

  • HFPA East London Training Centre - Campuses - Fitness Courses

    East London Training Centre – Body Culture Health & Wellness Centre

  • HFPA Malawi Training Centre - Health and Fitness Professionals Academy - Fitness Courses

    Malawi Training Centre – College of Medicine Sport Complex


Upcoming Courses & Events

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" Wherever your passion lies, HFPA provides the path for you to achieve your goal in becoming a professional in one of the fastest growing industries, internationally "