Self-Employment has now become the new norm. One area which you can explore is Personal Training. However, there are specific qualifications needed before beginning your career. To become a Personal Trainer in South Africa, you need a personal training certificate. By taking the Trifocus Personal Trainer Course, you start your journey to doing so. We equip you with all the necessary knowledge that will ensure your way to the top.
Our Gold Package Personal Trainer Course takes a deep dive into the world of fitness. It is the starting point on the fundamentals of personal fitness. When finished, you earn the National Certificate of Fitness, which is both locally and internationally recognized. You also have an opportunity to take additional free courses in areas like Group Instructing and Sports Psychology. Other additional free courses include the Online BootCamp Course and Online Personal Trainer Course. The additional courses are not part of the initial coursework. You can opt to do them later.
What is involved in the coursework?
After enrolling in the program, you begin learning in the following areas:
- Sport and Exercise Physiology
Taking this module enables you to understand the body’s response to flexibility, speed, and power training.
- Nutrition Fundamentals
The human body requires food to function. This module helps you understand what the dietary requirements for each exercise regimen are. Different diets achieve different results from personal exercise. For example, the diet requirements for weight loss are different from those of power training.
- Human Anatomy and Physiology
There is a specific exercise for each body part. This module will enable you to know how to identify and execute each. Push-ups, bench press, and barbell rows are all exercises geared towards achieving upper body strength.
Understanding how the body moves is vital in making exercise effective. You will learn of the different body types and what exercise is suitable for each.
- Lead and Instruct Exercise programs
This module covers communication skills, exercise program development, among other skills. All this is necessary for making you an effective personal trainer.
Practical assignments are mandatory before attaining your certificate. These are necessary to show that you are fully competent in all the above modules.
How long does the course take?
The course is for eighteen months. However, with full dedication, you can attain your certification in four months. The course is accredited by CATHSSETA and endorsed by REPPSA. Trifocus Fitness Academy is ICE accredited, meaning your certification will allow you to practice in America.
There are three modes of study for this course. You can take online classes, correspondence, or lectures.
What do I need to begin?
An NQF level 4 or Matric qualification is required. A gym instructor certificate is also acceptable.
For more information on the personal training certificate, reach out to our student support managers. They are available from 9 am to 5 pm, every Monday to Friday.
When completed, you can now start working for both the local and private training facilities. Other opportunities include rehabilitation facilities, sports centers, or private practice.