Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

Course Duration: 12 months

Become a physical conditioning specialist including advanced personal training & sports conditioning – an NQF6 Higher Education qualification

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Ways to Study This Course

Distance with Workshops Full Time

Study At These Campuses

Bedfordview Cape Town Durban

Higher Ed. NQF6

Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

Course Overview for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

  • The Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (NQF 6) is a Higher education qualification which covers Advanced Personal Training and Sports Conditioning.
  • It focuses on special population groups meaning you will be able to work with a referral team of doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists, dieticians and sport scientists, with clients who have particular physical needs and goals. These include people with cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, immunological, neurological and metabolic conditions, as well as pregnancy, the youth and the elderly
  • The Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (ACES) is a highly sought after, internationally portable, Higher Education qualification that follows on from the Higher Certificate in Exercise Science (which is a prerequisite)
  • Become a Respected Fitness Professional of the highest caliber with our Higher Education qualifications
  • Graduates enter the workplace as multi-skilled Fitness Professionals with a broad base of expertise
  • Work internationally in Fitness, Sport or Recreation environments, or start your own business

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

  • 7 x Workshops offered on Saturdays 09h00 – 12h30 (as per the Workshop Calendar)
  • Workshop Venues: Johannesburg, 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
  • Study from anywhere

Course Requirements

Higher Certificate in Exercise Science (NQF 5 or equivalent)

Note: If you do not hold a level 4 NQF then apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate NQF 4. Successfully completing this will provide you access to the Higher Certificate NQF 5 programme and a pathway into more advanced programmes and further opportunities.

Distance with Workshops

Study online and attend optional workshops

R20,500.00


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Full Time

Attend weekday classes

R39,500.00


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Why you should study this course:

  • Covers all aspects of advanced training including special population groups who have particular physical needs and goals. You will also receive advanced training in sports conditioning, enabling you to take on professional athletes.
  • Can provide access for students wishing to enter any Bachelor’s Degree in Exercise Science, at NQF Level 7.

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Career paths you can follow:

Payment Plans for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

Distance with Workshops Pricing

Study Online and Attend Optional Workshops:

R20,500.00

 

  • Course Fee: R20 500
  • Upfront Deposit: R7 166
  • Payment Over 2 Months: R7 166
  • Upfront Deposit: R5 000
  • Payment Over 5 Months: R3 600

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Core Modules for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

  • Module 1: Exercise Physiology
  • Module 2: Sport Training
  • Module 3: Pre-habilitation
  • Module 4: Special Considerations
  • Module 6: Exercise Nutrition
  • Module 7: Exercise Psychology
  • Module 8: Exercise Assessment
  • Module 9: Practical

Career Opportunities for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

  • 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 Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

  • NQF Level: 6
  • Course Credits: 141
  • SAQA Registered
  • Registered by the Department of Education (DOE) and accredited by the Higher Education Quality Controls & Training Committee (HEQCTO) and the Council for Higher Education (CHE)
  • 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 Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science is offered at the following training centres:

Calendar for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science