Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science - Higher Ed. NQF6

Course Duration: 12 months

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Become a physical conditioning specialist with our NQF6 Higher Education qualification, including Advanced Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Exercise Specialist

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Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

Course Overview for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

Distance with Workshops

Study online and attend optional workshops

R22,000.00 R16,500.00

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Part Time

Attend part-time classes

R23,500.00

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Full Time

Attend weekday classes

R44,500.00 R40,050.00

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Ways to Study This Course

Distance with Workshops
  • Students study online using the HFPA Online Learning Platform.
  • Hard Copy manuals available on request.
  • Students are assigned to an Online Tutor who will assist throughout the course.
  • Students attend Structured Workshops which are offered nationally from all HFPA Campuses and Support Centres. (Workshop cycles commence 3 x per year which enables you to work at your own pace).
Online Johannesburg Pretoria Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Nelspruit
Part Time
  • Students attend Lectures and Workshops (Saturday mornings or evenings).
  • Highly qualified Course Presenters lead you systematically through the course material.
  • Programmes commence in February & July.
  • Students receive a full Course Pack.
  • Students have access to the HFPA Online Learning Platform.
Johannesburg Pretoria Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Nelspruit
Full Time
  • Programmes are offered over an Academic Year.
  • Students attend weekday lectures and workshops at HFPA Campuses as per the course calendar.
  • Students benefit from Course Leaders and Presenters who guide them through the course.
  • Full Time programmes include extra courses and industry exposure which provide broader skills and therefore earning potential.
  • Students graduate with the confidence to start their business.
  • Graduation Ceremony.
  • Students receive a full Course Pack.
Johannesburg Pretoia Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth

2021 Full Time Registrations are now open. Register now and take advantage of our Early Bird Special!

  • The Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (NQF 6) is a Higher education qualification which covers Advanced Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Exercise Specialist.
  • 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

ADDED VALUE! INCLUDE ALL OF THIS FOR FREE!

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.


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.

Offered at the following campuses:

Career paths you can follow:

Payment Plans for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

Distance with Workshops Pricing

Study Online and Attend Optional Workshops:

R16,500.00

 

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 3 MONTHS: R16 500

  • Upfront Deposit: R5 500
  • Payment Over 2 Months: R5 500

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 10 MONTHS: R17 500

  • Upfront Deposit: R2 500
  • Payment Over 10 Months: R1 500

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Part Time Pricing

Part Time:

R23,500.00

  • Course Fee: R23 500
  • Upfront Deposit: R7 833
  • Payment Over 2 Months: R7 833
  • Upfront Deposit: R6 000
  • Payment Over 5 Months: R3 970

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Full Time Pricing

Study on Weekdays:

R40,050.00

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 3 MONTHS: R40 050

  • Upfront Deposit: R8 000
  • Payment Over 3 Months: R10 683

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 10 MONTHS: R43 500

  • Upfront Deposit: R8 000
  • Payment Over 10 Months: R3 550

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Core Subjects for the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

INCLUDES:

  • Functional Anatomy
  • Bioenergetics
  • The Endocrine System
  • Neural system in Movement
  • Physiological Adaptations to Exercise
  • Kinesiological Analysis

SPORTS TRAINING

INCLUDES:

  • Individualised Exercise Programmes
  • Flexibility
  • Anaerobic and Aerobic Exercise Prescription
  • Energy Expenditure
  • Sport SkillsEntrepreneurship of a Sports Conditioning Facility
  • Periodisation

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

INCLUDES:

  • Health Risks and Exercise
  • Special populations: Weight Reduction – Insulin Resistance – Cardiac Health – HIV/Aids – The elderly – The youth – Prenatal – Amputee – SCI Exercise Prescription

REHABILITATION

INCLUDES:

  • The Sports Medicine Team
  • Injuries and Healing
  • Aqua Programming
  • Psychological Considerations with Injuries

EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

INCLUDES:

  • Communication
  • PA and Psychological Well-Being
  • Stress Management
  • Performance Psychology of Athletes

EXERCISE ASSESSMENT

INCLUDES:

  • Principles of Assessment and Evaluation
  • Pre-Participation Screening
  • Body composition
  • Posture
  • Flexibility
  • Balance
  • Muscular Strength
  • Endurance Tests
  • Prehabilitation
  • Sport Specific Assessments

EXERCISE NUTRITION

INCLUDES:

  • Foundations of Nutrition
  • Nutritional Factors
  • Nutrition and Performance

PRACTICAL

INCLUDES:

  • Injury Prevention
  • Techniques of Powerlifting and Weightlifting
  • Plyometrics
  • Speed
  • Agility

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

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