Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

BECOME AN ELITE TRAINER!

Part-Time
Duration
12 MONTHS
Course Fee
R28,000.00
Credits
141 Credits
Internationally Recognised
Internationally
Recognised
NQF 6

An internationally Portable Higher Education Qualification which covers Advanced Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Exercise Specialist.

Check out our other study modes: Full Time | Weekday Distance | Distance with Workshops

Where to Study
Campuses and Support Centres are located in the following regions
JOHANNESBURG | PRETORIA | CAPE TOWN | DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH | NELSPRUIT | POTCHEFSTROOM
Course Requirements
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.

Payment Terms
Payment Terms

3 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R35 000 (Deposit R11 900 + 2 x Monthly Instalments of R11 550)

11 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R38 500 (Deposit R7 000 + 10 x Monthly Instalments of R3 150)

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BECOME AN ELITE TRAINER with our HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS

The Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (ACES) (NQF 6) is an internationally Portable Higher Education Qualification which covers Advanced Personal Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Exercise Specialist. The Higher Certificate in Exercise Science (HCES) is a prerequisite and this programme builds on the knowledge already gained in the HCES. This qualification focuses on high performance training and analysis as well as special population groups. You will be able to work with a referral team of sport scientists, doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists, and dieticians, and with clients who have particular goals or physical needs. These include people with cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, immunological, neurological and metabolic conditions, as well as pregnancy, the youth and the elderly. Modes of Study offered:
  • Distance Learning (includes Workshops)
  • Part-Time (Weekend Lectures)
  • Weekday Distance (Includes 31 workshops as per the academic calendar year)
  • Full-Time (Weekday Lectures, Workshops and work integrated learning (WIL)
All students access our comprehensive HFPA Online Learning Platform. Our team of HFPA Online Tutors offers structured online support to all Distance and Online students Become a Respected Fitness Professional of the highest calibre 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

ADDITIONAL COURSES INCLUDED FOR FREE WITH ACES – ADDED VALUE!

Course Commencement dates for 2022

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 TRAINING & EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING

Comprehensive, hands-on, practical tuition offered nationally from HFPA campuses and support centres. Practical Training is also catered for on the HFPA Online Learning Platform.

INCLUDES:
  • Injury Prevention
  • Techniques of Powerlifting and Weightlifting
  • Plyometrics
  • Speed
  • Agility
  • SAQA Registered Full Qualification
  • NQF level 6 on the National Qualifications Framework
  • 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). The Personal Trainer Certificate is internationally portable enabling graduates to work anywhere in the world
  • Gain a broad base of expertise to offer your services as an ELITE TRAINER
  • Work with elite athletes, or in private practice as a physical conditioning specialist, Advanced Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Exercise Specialist
  • 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 and open your own business, gym or studio
  • Travel the world working on international luxury cruise liners or at holiday clubs
  • Add sports Performance, Wellness Management and Sport Science support to your resume