National Certificate: Fitness

Course Duration: 12 months

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A full qualification which allows you to work internationally as a Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach.

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National Certificate: Fitness

Course Overview for the National Certificate: Fitness

Online

Study online

R9,000.00

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Distance with Workshops

Study online and attend optional workshops

R11,000.00

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Payment Terms Available
Part Time

Attend part-time classes

R25,000.00 R22,500.00

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Full Time

Attend weekday classes

R42,500.00 R38,250.00

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Ways to Study This Course

Online
  • Students study online using the HFPA Online Learning Platform.
  • Students are assigned to an Online Tutor who will assist throughout the course.
Online
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

COURSE OVERVIEW

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

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.

  • The National Certificate: Fitness (NCIF) is a full qualification which qualifies you to work internationally as a Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach
  • Gain a strong foundation in personal training, including fitness principles and programme design to help your clients safely and effectively reach their fitness goals
  • Includes an overview of injury prevention and special considerations, enabling graduates to provide fitness instruction and conditioning to the general population as well as people with certain disabilities
  • Successful completion of the NCIF provides access to Part 2 of the NDIF – National Diploma: Fitness (Exercise Specialist and Sports Conditioning Coach)
  • 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.

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Course Requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate

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

Why you should study this course:

  • Internationally portable
  • Gain a strong foundation in fitness principles and programme design
  • Introduction to special populations

Core Subjects for the National Certificate: Fitness

EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY

INCLUDES:

  • The Skeletal and Muscular System
  • Joints
  • The Respiratory and Cardiovascular systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Levers

TESTING & PROGRAMMES

INCLUDES:

  • Screening & Testing
  • Flexibility
  • Muscle Strength, Endurance and Power
  • Periodisation and Programming
  • Sports Conditioning

SPECIAL POPULATIONS

INCLUDES:

  • Environmental Factors
  • Sedentary Clients
  • Injuries
  • Special Populations

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

INCLUDES:

  • The Fitness Industry
  • Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship

NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

INCLUDES:

  • Digestion
  • Food groups
  • Supplements
  • Food labelling

PRACTICAL TRAINING & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

INCLUDES:

  • Comprehensive, hands-on, practical tuition offered nationally from HFPA campuses and support centres

Payment Plans for the National Certificate: Fitness

Online Pricing
Study Online: R9,000.00  

FULL FEE: R9 000

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 3 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R3 000
  • Monthly Instalments: R3 000

FULL FEE: R9 900

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 6 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R1 980
  • Monthly Instalments: R1 584
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Distance with Workshops Pricing

Study Online and Attend Optional Workshops:

R11,000.00

 

FULL FEE: R11 000

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 3 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R3 666
  • Monthly Installments: R3 666

FULL FEE: R12 100

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 5 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R2 420
  • Monthly Instalments: R1 936

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Part Time Pricing

Part Time:

R22,500.00

FULL FEE: R22 500

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 3 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R5 000
  • Monthly Installments: R5 833

FULL FEE: R24 000

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 10 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R5 000
  • Monthly Installments: R1 900

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Full Time Pricing

Study on Weekdays:

R38,250.00

FULL FEE: R38 250

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 3 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R8 000
  • Monthly Installments: R10 083

FULL FEE: R41 500

TOTAL PAYMENT OVER 10 MONTHS

  • Deposit: R8 000
  • Monthly Installments: R3 350

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Career Opportunities for the National Certificate: Fitness

  • Work as a strength and conditioning coach, personal trainer in health clubs, or in private practice
  • Travel the world working on international luxury cruise liners or at holiday clubs
  • Continue on to the National Diploma to grow your expertise and employability

Career Paths to Follow

Accreditations for the National Certificate: Fitness

  • NQF Level: 5
  • Course Credits: 137
  • SAQA Registered
  • SETA accredited Full Qualification
  • National Certificate, (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 Certificate: Fitness is offered at the following training centres:

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