National Diploma in Fitness

Become an Advanced Personal Trainer!

Online
Duration
2 YEARS
Course Fee
R22,500.00
Credits
247 Credits
Internationally Recognised
Internationally
Recognised
NQF 5

A full qualification which qualifies you to work internationally as an Advanced Personal Trainer.

Check out our other study modes: Full 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 and a pathway into more advanced programmes and further opportunities.
Payment Terms
Payment Terms

3 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R22,500 (Deposit R7,650 + 2 x Monthly Instalments of R7,425)

11 Month Payment Terms

• Course fee: R24,750  (Deposit R4,500 + 10 x Monthly Instalments of R2,025)

Step 1
Step 2
The National Diploma in Fitness (NDIF) is a full qualification which qualifies you to work internationally as an Advanced Personal Trainer. The first part includes the National Certificate in Fitness (NCIF) modules which means that you will qualify as a Personal Trainer half way through the full course. This is a comprehensive qualification which includes exercise prescription for the young, elderly, elite athletes and those with certain medical conditions and disabilities. This qualification will provide you with a broad base of expertise which will increase your employment opportunities and client base, and therefore increase your earning potential. 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 Note: Students may elect to enrol for the NDIF without first enrolling on the NCIF. The full NDIF programme includes all NCIF modules. If you have completed NCIF, and would like to expand your scope of practice, why not sign up for our Advanced Personal Trainer Diploma Year 2 Only course?

ADDITIONAL COURSES INCLUDED FOR FREE WITH NDIF – 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 (NDIF).

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN FITNESS

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

ELECTIVE MANUAL

  • Training in Different Environments
  • Sport Specific Training

NATIONAL DIPLOMA IN FITNESS

SPECIAL POPULATIONS – PREGNANCY & EXERCISE

  • Learn to train pregnant women safely

SPECIAL POPULATIONS – CHILDREN, YOUTH & EXERCISE

  • Learn to train young children and youth safely

SPECIAL POPULATIONS – OLDER ADULTS

  • Learn to train older adults safely

PERIODISED TRAINING

  • Periodisation and Programming

SPORTS CONDITIONING

  • Training principles and methods of developing sports conditioning programmes

PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT TRAINING

  • Understanding your own, and others, intra-personal dynamics

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
  • 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 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