National Diploma In Fitness

Course Duration: 12 - 24 Months

Work internationally in a variety of fitness and recreation environments as an Exercise Specialist by studying this full qualification

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National Diploma In Fitness

Course Overview for the National Diploma In Fitness

  • The National Diploma in Fitness (NDIF) is a full CATHSSETA qualification which qualifies you to work internationally as an Exercise Specialist
  • Become a multi-skilled Fitness Professional with a broad base of experts
  • Work internationally in a variety of fitness and recreation environments including Health Clubs, Sport and Recreation Centres, Holiday Clubs, Cruise Liners and in Private Practice
  • Note: Students may elect to enrol for the NDIF without first enrolling on the NCIF. The full 2 year NDIF programme includes all NCIF modules. Students are taken through all modules with the goal of achieving the National Diploma.
    Register for both and save R8 000! Add the value of the additional courses and you save a total of R18 600!
  • ADDED VALUE! Include all of this for free!
    • Distance with Workshops: Injury Prevention | Functional Training
    • Weekday Programme: Injury Prevention | Posture Specialist

Online (Start anytime with the support of an online tutor)

Distance with workshops (workshop programmes commence in February & July)

  • 5 x Workshops offered on Saturdays 09h00 – 12h30 (as per the Workshop Calendar)
  • Workshop Venues: Johannesburg (Rivonia, Bedfordview), Cape Town, Durban
  • Workshops are optional – Students receive a workshops itinerary and can choose which workshops they would like to attend. We recommend that all are attended as students gain much benefit
  • Register at any time – Study from anywhere

Full Time (weekday programme) (commences annually in February)

  • Offered over an academic year
  • Monday to Wednesday 09h00 – 12h30, Lectures & Workshops
  • CampusesJohannesburg (Rivonia), Cape Town
  • Perfect for school leavers and those that don’t have weekday commitments
Online or Distance

Study online & attend optional workshops


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Weekend Part Time

Study on weekends & attend optional workshops


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Weekday Programme

Study on weekdays & attend optional workshops


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Why you should study this course:

  • A National Diploma fully accredited by CATHSSETA
  • Includes both exercise specialist and sport conditioning modules
  • Learn to apply advanced programme design

Career paths you can follow:

Payment Plans for the National Diploma In Fitness

Online Pricing

Study Online:


  • Payment Over 2 Months: R7 333
  • Upfront Deposit: R7 333
  • Payment Over 10 Months: R1 870
  • Upfront Deposit: R5 000

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Weekday Programme Pricing

Study on Weekdays:


  • Upfront Early Bird Discount Fee: R36 000 (Ends 31 October 2019)
  • Course Fee: R39 000
  • Upfront Deposit: R8 000
  • Payment Over 3 Months: R10 333
  • Payment Over 10 Months: R3 410

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Core Modules for the National Diploma In Fitness

  • Module 1: Anatomy & Physiology
  • Module 2: Fitness Assessments
  • Module 3: Nutrition
  • Module 4: Special Populations
  • Module 5: Sports Conditioning
  • Module 6: Personal Development Training

Career Opportunities for the National Diploma In Fitness

  • Work internationally in a number of sport and fitness environments including health clubs, sport and recreation facilities
  • Work in association with a referral team of doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists, dieticians and sport scientists.
  • Start your own fitness business

Career Paths to Follow

Accreditations for the National Diploma In Fitness

  • NQF Level: 5
  • Course Credits: 247
  • SAQA Registered
  • Full National Diploma Qualification (CATHSSETA)
  • Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)

Training Centres

The National Diploma In Fitness is offered at the following training centres:

Calendar for the National Diploma In Fitness