National Personal Trainer Certificate

NATIONAL CERTIFICATE IN FITNESS
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Total Payment: R6,987.50
Initial deposit: R2,333.80
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Initial deposit: R2,333.80
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Johannesburg Online Pretoria Cape Town Durban Port Elizabeth Nelspruit

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Course Description

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.

Study Modes Offered:

  • DISTANCE LEARNING (includes workshops and hard copy manuals)
  • ONLINE

Distance Learner Workshops are offered nationally from our support centres at no additional fee (we offer 3 workshop cycles per annum so you can register at any time and work at your own pace).
Workshop attendance is optional.
All students access our comprehensive HFPA Online Learning Platform.
Our team of HFPA Online Tutors offer structured online support to all Distance and Online students

Campuses and Distance Learner Support Workshops in these regions:

JHB | PRETORIA | CAPE TOWN | DURBAN | PORT ELIZABETH | NELSPRUIT | ONLINE

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).

Subjects & Modules

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
Accreditations & Certifications

NQF Level: 5

Course Credits: 137

SAQA Registered

SETA accredited Full Qualification

National Certificate, (CATHSSETA)

Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)

Career Opportunities
  • 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

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.

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