Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science NQF6

DURATION

12 Months

MODE OF DELIVERY

Distance Learning Course

CREDITS

141

COURSE FEE

R17 500

DEPOSIT

R2 500

3 MONTH INSTALLMENT

R5 000

6 MONTH INSTALLMENT

R2 500

9 MONTH INSTALLMENT

R1 667

Introduction

The Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (NQF 6) is a Higher education qualification which covers Advanced Trainer, Strength and Conditioning Coach and Exercise Specialist. It focuses on special population groups meaning you will be able to work with a referral team of doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists, dieticians and sport scientists, with clients who have particular physical needs and goals. These include people with cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, immunological, neurological and metabolic conditions, as well as pregnancy, the youth and the elderly

Accreditation

NQF Level: 6 / Course Credits: 141 / SAQA Registered / Registered by the Department of Education (DOE) and accredited by the Higher Education Quality Controls & Training Committee (HEQCTO) and the Council for Higher Education (CHE) / Recognised and registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa). REPSSA is part of ICREPS (International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals)

Aim of Course

The Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (ACES) is a highly sought after, internationally portable, Higher Education qualification that follows on from the Higher Certificate in Exercise Science (which is a prerequisite)

Course Objective

Design, implement and manage a physical activity program for apparently healthy individuals, groups or special populations (sufferers from hypertension, obesity, diabetes and orthopedic conditions) and the elderly, and apply knowledge thereof to appropriately refer specific clients to other health care providers when seen to be necessary / Screen, assess, monitor and manage health related wellness programs under indirect supervision / Promote and provide safe and effective physical activity plans specific to individual participants’ requirements / Provide educated advice on lifestyle changes to improved well-being of relevant clients / Promote and provide nutritional advice within the scope of healthy eating guidelines / Apply the relevant legal and managerial skills to promote themselves as small business entrepreneurs within the professional personal fitness training framework / Further your own knowledge, scope of practice and career opportunities by continuing your professional development through specialization courses

Course Content

Module 1: Exercise Physiology / Module 2: Sport Training / Module 3: Pre-habilitation / Module 4: Special Considerations / Module 5: Exercise Nutrition / Module 6: Exercise Psychology / Module 7: Exercise Assessment / Module 8: Practical

Admissions Criteria

Higher Certificate in Exercise Science (NQF 5 or equivalent). Note: If you do not hold a level 4 NQF then apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate NQF 4. Successfully completing this will provide you access to the Higher Certificate NQF 5 program and a pathway into more advanced programs and further opportunities.

Career Opportunity

Work with Sports teams and Elite athletes assisting them to achieve their specific fitness goals. Work with Special Population groups and a referral team of doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists, dietitians and sport scientists, with clients who have particular physical needs or high-performance goals. These include people with cardiovascular, musculoskeletal, immunological, neurological and metabolic conditions, as well as pregnancy, the youth and the elderly.