HFPA is a Registered Higher Education Institution
Join tens of thousands of HFPA Graduates who are employed internationally as highly respected Fitness Professionals in a variety of health, fitness, recreation and sporting environments. We’ve been providing quality fitness education since 1979.
Benefits of Studying with us
- We’ve been offering quality education since 1979
- Higher education Institution offering Higher Education Qualifications, Certificates and Diplomas
- Internationally Recognised Qualifications
- Modes of Delivery to suit All: Full-Time, Part-Time, Distance and Online
- Distance Learner Workshops offered from ALL HFPA Campuses & Support Centres – at NO additional fee
- Distance Workshops offered in 3 x cycles throughout the year. Start at any time and work at your own pace!
- Outstanding student support structures
- Innovative teaching techniques from a wide variety of respected experts
- Continuing Education and Specialisation programmes to grow your scope of practice and career prospects
- Comprehensive Online Learning Platform
We’ve given tens of thousands of students a competitive edge in the health & fitness industry since 1979.
Our courses are registered by REPSSA, REPsUAE and fall under the ICREPS (International Confederation for Registers of Exercise Professionals)- Work Internationally.
Excellent Student Support
We employ a team of highly qualified Lectures, Online Tutors, Presenters and Student Advisors, who will assist and guide you throughout your journey with us.
Choose Your Study Method
We give you flexible study options. You can either study full-time, part-time, distance or entirely online. The choice is yours.
Covid-19 Measures in Place
We have strict COVID-19 measures in place to protect our students, including no penalty refund for matrics registering for 2021.
Our teaching material is always up to date with the latest and best practices and is taught by leading experts in their respective fields.
What PEOPLE Are Saying
ALPHA SPORTS NUTRITION ATHLETE & FITNESS MODEL
“I’ve always been a firm believer in institutions that have stood the test of time. So with 40 years of excellence and an incredibly wide selection of courses to offer, HFPA was the obvious choice for me to continue broadening my horizon to endless possibilities.”
“I’ve studied with HFPA before and enjoyed the flexibility it allowed me, so when I felt ready for a new challenge and saw a gap in what I could potentially be offering my clients, I was pleased that HFPA were offering a way for me to become a certified life coach. “
Heavyweight IFBB Body Builder
HFPA is the leading fitness academy in the country. Their graduates are coming out of their programmes at the top of their game. I am truly excited to further my studies with HFPA, and also to be able to point aspiring trainers and fitness enthusiasts in the right direction; that being HFPA.”
“I believe that my personal mission is very much aligned with that of HFPA. I always strive for excellence, and HFPA is no different, which is why I am excited to work and learn from the best Fitness Education Academy in South Africa.”
Actress & Sponsored Athlete
“HFPA is unique not only regarding the international standards of the educational experience, especially when it is reflected through their nationwide, state of the art, campuses, but as an educator myself, the support staff, trainers, lecturers and senior staff are family. “
“Fitness is without a doubt my absolute passion and seeing that HFPA exudes the same affection for the industry, picking them is an easy and obvious decision. International accreditation, innovative teaching methods and flexible learning are only a few of the key factors that influenced my decision.”
Mandla Amos Nhleko
Trainer & Coach
“Studying at HFPA has given me the opportunity to grow my knowledge and help me improve my skills in the fitness industry. It has also benefited me to become one of the respected and trusted personal trainers and sports conditioning …”
Julian Lee Ramdhari
“If there is anything I have learnt in life, it is that hard work, perseverance and education always pay off. Which is why I have chosen to study at HFPA, where there is no limit to education. “
WBFF PRO MUSCLE MODEL
“The reason I felt very comfortable choosing HFPA is because of the recognition that they have worldwide, and the fact that their courses are designed by experts in their fields. “
“HFPA gave me the confidence to become the best Personal Trainer I could be. The course was interactive, my lecturer was very engaging and the course material is carefully curated to help you understand the biomechanics of the body. “
ONLINE COACH – OWNER OF DUBLIN’ STRENGTH
“Anyone considering a career in the fitness industry that they should look no further than HFPA when it comes to getting a head start into their fitness education. They make the distinction between relevant and irrelevant content in an industry full of smoke and mirrors and they have stood the test of time as one of the leading fitness education institutions in South Africa. “
REGISTRATIONS FOR COURSES IN 2021
To our prospective students,
We are aware that due to the pandemic, you may have concerns about registering for contact courses commencing this year. We realise that these concerns are due to Matric Results being issued late and the apprehension that there may be further lockdowns into this year.
Don’t let this delay your registration for courses. We are taking provisional registrations now and prospective students are encouraged to book their place.
We have put measures in place that should allay your concerns:
Should you not achieve your matric pass:
- We can provide you with a “bridging” course (on NQF Level 4), which on successful completion, will provide you access onto our NQF 5 and 6 qualifications OR
- If you decide to return to Grade 12 in 2021, we will cancel your registration and refund your deposit without penalty.
Should we go into further lockdowns in 2021 we will continue to provide ‘live’ and ‘interactive’ lectures and practical workshops online, facilitated by your individual class tutors. These classes will follow the normal annual calendar and be offered at the same times and days as if you were in class. Students have access to class tutors outside of class times using various platforms of communication.
All students have access to our comprehensive Online Learning Platform.
During lockdown last year, we were successful in providing our students uninterrupted tuition and support. Students were able to keep up to date with their studies and we have received positive feedback in relation to the measures that we put in place to guide and support our students. Almost our entire full-time class of 2020 are returning for the 2nd year in 2021 to study the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (NQF6)
NEW MODE OF DELIVERY FOR 2021!!
For those who are apprehensive about attending daily lectures & workshops on campus, we have included a new mode of delivery which offers a weekday workshop, 1 day per week (as per the annual academic calendar).
Students will use the HFPA Online Learning Platform, be supported by an Online Tutor and then attend 1 x practical workshop per week, on-campus.
This mode allows for peer interaction, the support of a dedicated class tutor, discussion groups and 1 day per week in the practical training facility. We have all the safety measures in place and the practical training venues allow for easy distancing in a safe environment.
DISTANCE LEARNING FOR HIGHER EDUCATION AT THE FOLLOWING CAMPUSES:
JOHANNESBURG | PRETORIA | CAPE TOWN | DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH | NELSPRUIT
All Modes of delivery are discussed further on the individual Course Pages.