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Andrew Gray, National Academic Manager at eta

We wanted to get to know Andrew Gray, National Academic Manager at eta College. Read what questions we asked in today’s blog and what thought provoking answers we received!

Q: What is your title at eta College?

A: National Academic Manager at eta College  

Q: What is your role at eta College?

A: I have a number of roles. The first is to manage the academic delivery and accreditation nationally. I am also working on a project called the National Performance Register – which is a testing and capturing system that can rank and evaluate athletes, and compare their results. Our aim is to set up a national database of fitness results.

Q: How long have you been involved with eta College?

A: For almost 20 years. I joined them originally as a lecturer on their part time course. I have been involved with them in different capacities since then.

Q: What led you to working in the Fitness industry?  

A: I love it. I love making a difference in peoples lives.

Q: What are you currently studying and why? 

A: I am studying a course in curriculum design at UCT. The designing of programmes and refinement of our current programmes is crucial in ensuring that eta remains a world leader in education. I want to keep up to keep up with the trends in education and instructional design.

Q: What are you passionate about?

A: Exercise, changing peoples lives

Q: How do you see fitness education evolving in South Africa?

A: It has changed radically in the last 10 years. I think the education is seeking legitimacy, wth a number of private providers providing competition to the universities who have held onto the industry u until now. The industry requirement is for trainers and coaches to be knowledgeable in a number of fields, while being ble to adapt their knowledge to different situations. That is the challenge of the fitness education industry, to get this right.

Q: What’s your favourite qualification at eta?

A: Diploma in Sport and Exercise

Q: Why?

A: I designed it. It is also a course that offers the student a number of working opportunities and specailities. They can coach, train or analyse sport movement. In essence, they are a `one stop shop’ for any school or sport club to hire, they can use their knowledge and skill to develop, analyse and ultimately train and coach any team.

Q: What advice can you give to our readers?

A: Explore all the opportunities within the fitness industry. It is an evolving career, with neverending opportunities to grow into new fields and careers. If exercise is your passion, pursue it.

By | 2017-11-28T09:45:54+00:00 November 28th, 2017|Management|

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