Fitness Instructor

Bridging course to personal training certifications

Online
Duration
6 MONTHS
Course Fee
R4,500.00
Credits
28 Credits
Internationally Recognised
Internationally
recognised
NQF 4

A bridging course to personal training certifications

Where to Study
Campuses and Support Centres are located in the following regions
JOHANNESBURG | CAPE TOWN | DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH | NELSPRUIT | POTCHEFSTROOM
Course Requirements
Course Requirements
A grade 11 or NQF3 equivalent is required to do this course
Payment Terms
Payment Terms

3 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R4,500 (Deposit R1,530 + 2 x Monthly Instalments of R1,485)

Step 1
Step 2
If you’re looking for a fast-track into a career in fitness, or a bridging qualification into more advanced personal training certifications, the Fitness Instructor Course is for you. This course will equip you with all the skills necessary to meet the duties of a fitness instructor, including assisting clients with proper technique and use of gym equipment as well as advising on generic exercise programmes. This course Includes:
  • Online course with online assignment submission
  • Orientation guide
  • E-manuals online
  • Additional online resources videos
  • Online Tutor support
Study Mode Offered: DISTANCE WITH WORKSHOPS This course is completed using the HFPA Online Learning Platform. Support workshops for this course are available in the following regions: JOHANNESBURG | CAPE TOWN | DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH | NELSPRUIT | POTCHEFSTROOM
MODULE 1: ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY
  • Chapter 1 – Homeostasis
  • Chapter 2- Anatomical Terminology
  • Chapter 3 – Organ Systems
  • Chapter 4 – The skeletal system
  • Chapter 5 – The muscular system
  • Chapter 6 – The cardiovascular and circulatory system
  • Chapter 7 – The respiratory system
  • Chapter 8 – The nervous system
  • Chapter 9 – The endocrine system
  • Chapter 10 – Energy Systems
  • Chapter 11 – Adaptations to Physiological Systems through aerobic and anaerobic exercise
  • Chapter 12 – Principles of Exercise, Fitness & Health
  • Chapter 13 – Principles of training
  • Chapter 14 – Cardiovascular Fitness
  • Chapter 15 – Muscular Strength & Endurance
  • Chapter 16 – Warm-up & Stretching
  • Chapter 17 – Motor Fitness
  • Chapter 18 – Safety
  • Chapter 19 – Communication
  • Chapter 20 – Customer service
  • Chapter 21 – Introduction to nutrition
  • Chapter 22 – Role Players in The Fitness Industry
MODULE 2: HEALTH SCREENING, EXERCISE AND PROGRAMME RECOMMENDATIONS
  • Chapter 1: Physical activity, health and fitness
  • Chapter 2: Benefits and Risks associated with physical activity
  • Chapter 3: Principles of Training
  • Chapter 4: Introduction to Resistance Training Programme Design
  • Chapter 5: Introduction to Cardiovascular Programme Design
  • Chapter 6: Introduction to Warm-up, CoolDown and Flexibility Programme Design
  • Chapter 7: Motivation, Behavioural change, Communication and Exercise Adherence
MODULE 3: SUPERVISING THE USE OF A FITNESS FACILITY AND EQUIPMENT
  • Chapter 1: Introduction to the Duties of Fitness Instructors in a Gym Facility
  • Chapter 2: Orientation of a Fitness Facility
  • Chapter 3: Safety
  • Chapter 4: Common Exercise Equipment
  • Chapter 5: Gym Facility Etiquette
MODULE 4: RESISTANCE TRAINING TECHNIQUES MODULE 5: WORKPLACE LOGBOOK
  • 28 credits
  • SAQA Registered
  • NQF Level 4
  • Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)
  • Work as a fitness instructor in commercial gyms and private studios
  • Use this as a bridging course to see if a career in health and fitness is for you, or to give you an NQF 4