Fitness Instructor

DURATION

4 Months

MODE OF DELIVERY

Distance Learning Course

CREDITS

28

COURSE FEE

R7 500

DEPOSIT

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3 MONTH INSTALLMENT

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6 MONTH INSTALLMENT

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9 MONTH INSTALLMENT

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Introduction

A Fitness Instructor is an exercise professional/fitness practitioner responsible for orientating members’ into an exercise setting; able to induct members and supervise members exercise sessions according to a predesigned exercise programme. Qualifying as a Fitness Instructor, you can enter the world of fitness training, helping clients change their lifestyles through exercise while using a predesigned programme.

Accreditation

This qualification is registered on the NQF at level 4 and is 28 credits. It is quality assured by CATHSSETA as mandated by the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO). The learning programme is delivered through mixed-mode which combines contact workshops and seminars with self-study. The duration of this learning programme is approximately four months. Students can also study through eta Distance Learning.

Aim of Course

On completion of this course, you will be able to: • Apply knowledge of anatomy and physiology to exercise training • Recommend an exercise programme or fitness activity to facility members • Supervise the use of a fitness facility and its equipment • Instruct exercise to individuals and groups

Course Objective

This course will give you the knowledge and skills to work as a Fitness Instructor in a range of fitness facilities, gyms or equipment-based environments. The course provides you with up to date and well- researched principles of exercise science along with practical learning that will provide you the knowledge and skills to take up work as a Fitness Instructor.

Course Content

Module 1: Anatomy and physiology for Exercise Instructors (ANIN) Module 2: Exercise screening and preparation (EXPR) Module 3: Fitness facility orientation and supervision (FISU) Module 4: Leading exercise sessions (LESE)

Admissions Criteria

There are no admission criteria to the programme but it is assumed that an applicant is able to: collect and use written information; communicate clearly with colleagues, clients or members of a facility; compile and write work-related reports.

Career Opportunity

Fitness Instructor