This is a theoretical course and is essential if you intend to pursue a career in the health and fitness industry. The module is offered as interactive live- lectures or as self study. If you choose to attend the interactive live lectures, then this module is offered four times a year, the lectures are held early evenings 2-3 times a week and will also include at least one Saturday. The course runs for 5-6 weeks. If you are unable to attend lectures this course is also offered as a self study module with assisted self study worksheets. Registration for self- study can be applied for at any time and learners have six months from registration date to successfully complete this module.
Outcome of Course
The learning acquired from this module forms the foundation of knowledge that is a pre-requisite for all Professional Trainer (PFT or Group Trainers) courses offered by the Institute of Fitness Professionals.
Learners will also have proficient knowledge of human anatomy/ biomechanics/ kinesiology in correlation to exercise and be able to fulfill the role of a Fitness Instructor in a Health club/ Gym
Prior Learning Required
- Matric or equivalent
- Concepts of Health and Fitness
- Anatomy and Muscle Kinesiology
- Principles of Training
- Levers and Biomechanics
- Weight Control and Management
- Written Examination
- Pass Mark 60%
Exit Level: NQF Level 4
- Initial career opportunities: Floor Instructor