Exercise Specialist

Course Duration: 6-12 Months

This internationally portable occupational qualification certificate is a great way to broaden your scope of practice

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Exercise Specialist

Course Overview for the Exercise Specialist

  • Our Exercise Specialist course is a full occupational qualification
  • Offers you the best of both specialised fitness training and sport conditioning, meaning that you can train special groups like the elderly, children and pregnant clients, as well as train sports people to compete at their highest level
  • If you are an already qualified personal trainer looking for the competitive edge, this internationally portable certificate is a great way to broaden your scope of practice

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

Course Requirements

Personal Trainer Certificate (or equivalent)

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


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Why you should study this course:

  • Become a more versatile trainer: specialise in training the elderly, youth and pregnant clients.
  • Study from anywhere: we offer both full online learning and distance learning options.
  • Hold an accreditation that is internationally portable – work at home or abroad.

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Payment Plans for the Exercise Specialist

Online Pricing

Study Online:


  • Upfront Deposit: R2 500
  • Payment Over 2 Months: R3 000
  • Payment Over 5 Months: R1 320

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Core Modules for the Exercise Specialist

  • 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 Exercise Specialist

  • Grow your existing client base
  • Establish a unique reputation as a specialist trainer for specific groups
  • Work as a strength and conditioning coach for schools, sports teams and clubs
  • Start your own business and work in association with a referral team of doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists and dieticians

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Accreditations for the Exercise Specialist

  • NQF Level: 5
  • Course Credits: 101

Training Centres

The Exercise Specialist is offered at the following training centres:

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