- Deposit R8 000
- Balance due by the end of December 2018
- Deposit R8 000
- Balance due by the end of March 2019
- Please contact your closest region for more details
The Higher Certificate in Fitness will qualify you to work in the Fitness Industry as a personal trainer.
All eta fitness qualifications are recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA) which links its members to the international registers of REPS, enabling you as an eta graduate to work where the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) operates,including Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.
This NQF level 5 Learning programme is accredited by the Council onHigher Education (CHE). The qualification it achieves is registered on the Higher Education Qualifications Sub Framework
The Higher Certificate qualifies you to work in the fitness industry as personal trainers. All eta fitness qualifications are recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA) which links its members to the international registers of REPS, enabling you as an eta graduate to work where the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) operates, including Europe, UK, Australia, New Zealand, USA and South Africa.
Anatomy and Biomechanics: Learn about the anatomical structures of the human body as well as their relationship to each other. Describing the skeletal and muscular structures and explaining their movements.
Sport and Exercise Physiology: This module covers the physiological functions of the associated structures of the human body. You will learn how physiological systems work in relation to exercise and sport and the physiological process that govern the different body systems.
Biomechanics and Training Methods: The concept of biomechanics, and how it relates to human movement, learning about the physical laws of movement in relation to the execution of a given movement, skill or training technique.
Screening, Assessment and Programme Design
Screening: Learn how to conduct a screening process that identifies a client’s readiness to participate in physical activity. You will also learn about the scope of practice of a personal trainer, and who you are able to train.
Assessment and Fitness testing: Learn procedures that are scientifically validated so that you can carry out sub-maximal tests and interpret results, based on scientifically accepted norms.
Nutrition principles: This module covers the principles of nutrition with practical ways to identify a client’s diet and provide educated recommendations, based on current scientific principles of healthy eating.
Designing Exercise Programmes: Learn to designing exercises programmes based on current fitness levels and goals and ensuring sound, technically correct with the principles of progression and modification.
Wellness: This module deals with the concepts of wellness and how to practically apply wellness practices to fitness programmes.
Motivation and communication: Understand theories of motivation, goal setting and how to help clients with this knowledge.
Leading and Instructing individuals or groups
Instructing individual and group exercise sessions: Identify key aspects of teaching exercise and learn class planning and how to instruct safe and effective exercise sessions.
Health and Safety
Safety and risk management: Plan, manage and implement a risk management strategy in the workplace. Learn the immediate actions required in the event of injuries.
Special needs and disabilities: Understand criteria involved in training a client with special needs or a disability; how to include, assist and support clients with disabilities, adapting exercise and the environment.
HIV and AIDS: This module deals with issues surrounding HIV and AIDS, giving insight into the complexities of training individuals with HIV and AIDS.
Entrepreneurship and business management: Learn the fundamentals of business management in the context of a running a small private business.
Fitness Facility Management: Focus on risk management plans based on current practice, which will give you an understanding of the rigour involved in operating and managing your own fitness facility.
Workplace Communication: Identify the most appropriate method of communication within the work environment.
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