A passion, a career, a way of life.
Welcome to eta College. We offer a wide range of courses, geared to equip students with the skills and experience to embark on careers in sport management,
sport coaching, project management, personal training, sport conditioning, event management and becoming an exercise specialist.
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The history of eta college
1983Our first courses were launched in 1983 under the Health Foundation; an organization formed by Dr Malcolm Marrison.
1983Established in 1983, eta College is a sports college offering internationally recognised fitness, coaching science and sport management courses at seven campuses around South Africa.
1985Our first learning programme was called Exercise and Fitness Studies, this was followed by the launch of the first practical course for exercise to music in 1985.
1994In December 1994, Linda Halliday and Steve Harris took over the reins of eta, transforming it into the accredited and registered instituiton that it is today.
1998This move to SSISA led to our first full time courses for school-leavers being launched in 1998, which started off with only 30 students.
2000In 2000, we embarked on registration with the Department of Education; now known as the the Department of Higher Education and Trainin (DHET).
2001In 2001, we received our first certificate for conditional registration with the Department of Education and in 2004 eta achieved full accreditation from THETA (later to become CATHSSETA).
20082008 was the year we had our first site audits by the CHE and eta was then accredited to offer its six higher education level 5 programmes.
2012Because there had been a number of changes in the laws governing education and training in South Africa in 2007, we then had to embark on a new alignment process.
2015Following the initiation of the alignment process of our programmes in 2012, by 2015, we were officially notified of our programmes' alignment.
2016Our conditional CHE accreditation came through for the Advanced Certificate in Fitness (Sport Conditioning) in 2015 and we will be our new level 6, advanced certificate programmes from 2018.