Higher Certificate in Exercise Science

BECOME AN ELITE TRAINER WITH OUR HIGHER EDUCATION QUALIFICATIONS!

Weekday Distance
Duration
12 MONTHS
Course Fee
R35,000.00
Credits
123 Credits
Internationally Recognised
Internationally
Recognised
NQF 5

A Higher Education qualification which qualifies you as a Personal Trainer and Sports Conditioning Coach and gives an introduction to working with Special Population Groups (such as the young and elderly).

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

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

You will need a Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (or equivalent).

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 access to our NQF 5 programmes

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 Higher Certificate in Exercise Science (HCES) – NQF5, is a Higher Education qualification which qualifies you as a Personal Trainer and Sports Conditioning Coach and gives an introduction to working with Special Population Groups (such as the young and elderly). The HCES leads to the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (ACES) – NQF 6 The Advanced Certificate covers High Performance Training, Advanced Strength and Conditioning and Special Population Groups (including those with certain medical conditions). This opens up further employment opportunities in Health, Fitness and Sport. 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

ADDITIONAL COURSES OFFERED FOR FREE WITH HCES – ADDED VALUE!

Note: These added value courses are optional and can be completed in your own time. They are not required in order to achieve the main qualification (HCES): Distance Learning Full Time

Course Commencement dates for 2022

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. Practical Training is also catered for on the HFPA Online Learning Platform

  • SAQA Registered Full Qualification
  • NQF level 5 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)
  • 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
  • Work as a health and fitness blogger, online personal trainer, fitness manager or wellness director
  • Open your own business, gym or studio
  • Add sports Performance, Wellness Management and Sport Science support to your resume
  • Continue onto the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (ACES) NQF6 to grow your scope of practice and earning potential