National certificate in fitness

PERSONAL TRAINER & CONDITIONING COACH

Full-Time
Duration
12 MONTHS
Course Fee
R44,500.00
Credits
137 Credits
Internationally Recognised
Internationally
Recognised
NQF 5

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

Check out our other study modes: Distance with Workshops | Online

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

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.

Payment Terms
Payment Terms

3 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R44,500 (Deposit R15,130 + 2 x Monthly Instalments of R14,685)

11 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R48,950 (Deposit R8,900 + 10 x Monthly Instalments of R4,005)

Step 1
Step 2
The National Certificate: Fitness (NCIF) is a full qualification which qualifies you to work internationally as a Personal Trainer and Conditioning Coach This is a comprehensive qualification in personal training and physical conditioning and includes fitness principles, injury prevention and programme design to help your clients safely and effectively reach their fitness goals. Includes an overview of special considerations, enabling graduates to provide fitness instruction and conditioning to people with certain disabilities. Modes of Study offered:
  • Online
  • Distance Learning (includes Workshops)
  • 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 Successful completion of the NCIF provides access to Part 2 of the NDIF (National Diploma in Fitness). 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.

ADDITIONAL COURSES INCLUDED FOR FREE WITH NCIF – ADDED VALUE

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

Course Commencement dates for 2022

February 2022
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ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY

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

ASSESSMENT AND PROGRAMMING

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

EXERCISE PSYCHOLOGY

  • Define stress
  • Symptoms of and physiological responses to stress
  • Coping with stress
  • Personality types and stress
  • Exercise and stress

ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • The Fitness Industry
  • Insurance
  • Entrepreneurship

SAFETY AND RISK MANAGEMENT

  • Basic legal terminology applicable to the fitness industry
  • Define professionalism
  • Legal responsibilities of the fitness professional

NUTRITION & WEIGHT MANAGEMENT

  • 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.

ELECTIVE MANUAL

  • Training in Different Environments
  • Sport Specific Training
  • SAQA Registered Full Qualification
  • NQF level 5
  • Full National Diploma Qualification (CATHSSETA)
  • Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals) The NDIF qualification is internationally portable enabling graduates to work anywhere in the world.
  • 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