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Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

One of our most popular courses at HFPA, this Personal Trainer Certificate is an occupational skills programme which qualifies you to work internationally as a Personal Trainer, offering one-on-one fitness instruction to individuals and small groups.

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Exercise Specialist and Sports Conditioning Coach

Exercise Specialist and Sports Conditioning Coach

If you are an already qualified personal trainer looking for the competitive edge, this internationally portable occupational skills certificate is a great way to broaden your scope of practice.

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Sports Conditioning Coach

Sports Conditioning Coach

This course is intended for already qualified personal trainers who would like to take things to the next level by specializing further in training sports people and athletes.

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National Certificate in Fitness

National Certificate in Fitness

The National Certificate in Fitness is both a full qualification on its own, and a crucial step towards achieving the National Diploma.

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National Diploma in Fitness

National Diploma in Fitness

This is the next year on from a National Certificate in Fitness and is a full qualification that allows you to work internationally as both an exercise specialist for the general population, and as a sports conditioning coach for athletes.

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National Certificate in Sports Management

National Certificate in Sports Management

The National Certificate in Sports Management course aims to provide students with the ability to promote principles of good management in sports organisation and structures.

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National Certificate in Coaching Science (NCCS)

National Certificate in Coaching Science (NCCS)

This National Certificate is the first step to reaching your dreams as a coach for elite athletes or sports teams.

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ILS Life Coach

ILS Life Coach

We have partnered with Inner Life Skills (ILS) to bring you their internationally recognised, ICF-accredited life coaching course.

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Introduction to Exercise Science

Introduction to Exercise Science

This course is incredibly useful for potential career changers who want to see whether a career in fitness is really for them, and for new entrants who want a bridging course to gain access to another qualification like the Group Fitness Instructor course.

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Applied Sports Psychology

Applied Sports Psychology

Great athletes are not just physically strong, but mentally strong – particularly when facing competition.

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Injury Prevention Specialist

Injury Prevention Specialist

Improve your knowledge of common injuries, learn about the effects of muscle imbalances and how to identify them through functional testing.

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Posture Specialist

Posture Specialist

Posture refers to the way in which body parts are arranged in relation to each other.

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Essentials of Nutrition

Essentials of Nutrition

This course has been designed to enhance your personal and professional knowledge of nutritional basics, enabling you to lay the foundation for optimal health for yourself and others.

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Weight Management Coach

Weight Management Coach

This course is designed to provide clear, simple and accurate facts based on the scientific principles of weight management necessary to promote optimal health and weight-loss for the general population.

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Sports Nutrition

Sports Nutrition

The correct eating regimen can go a long way to enhance a physical training programme and help towards improving overall sports performance.

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Cancer Management

Cancer Management

Research shows that exercise can be both safe and beneficial during cancer treatment.

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Latinix Instructor

Latinix Instructor

Latinix™ (Latin Technique Aerobics) is a group-exercise programme that combines Latin dance techniques with aerobics, kickboxing, Pilates, callanetics and other dance programmes to create an energy-packed, full-body workout.

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Advanced Training Specialist

Advanced Training Specialist

Advanced Training Specialist, in cooperation with Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems, examines the anatomy and biomechanics behind daily and sport specific movements.

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Understanding Human Movement

Understanding Human Movement

Understanding Human Movement, brought to you in partnership with Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems, teaches you the foundational science behind movement.

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Human Movement Analysis

Human Movement Analysis

This course brought to you in partnership with Pinnacle Training and Consulting Systems delves into functional static and dynamic movement assessments to be used to analyze daily and sport-specific movements.

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Integrative Training

Integrative Training

This course brought in partnership with Pinnacle Training and Consulting Systems, further explores human movement through an introduction to both neuromuscular and stabilization training.

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Foundations of Periodization Training

Foundations of Periodization Training

Foundations of Periodization Training, brought to you in partnership with Pinnacle Training & Consulting Systems, teaches you the basics of how to plan training in cycles to achieve the best possible form for your clients for specific times in the year, or for specific competitions.

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Understanding Common Movement Dysfunctions

Understanding Common Movement Dysfunctions

The course forms part of a bigger, 5-module course that addresses all topics around human movement.

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Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching

Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching

This course, in cooperation with the University of Pretoria, provides a comprehensive introduction to the neuroscience approach to coaching.

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Advanced Exercise Science

Advanced Exercise Science

This course, in cooperation with the University of Pretoria, provides an in-depth understanding of the different aspects of exercise science.

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Snr Fit – Mature Fitness Speciality

Snr Fit – Mature Fitness Speciality

Offered in cooperation with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, this course gives those with a personal training or exercise background an opportunity to train older clients.

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Jnr Fit – Youth Fitness Speciality

Jnr Fit – Youth Fitness Speciality

With childhood weight gain and obesity becoming a real problem, it is becoming more important for people to introduce kids to formalized exercise programmes earlier on, to ensure healthier habits later in life.

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The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

Janda’s approach to the evaluation and management of chronic musculoskeletal pain focuses on the importance of the central nervous system in mediating chronic pain through neuromuscular imbalance.

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Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription for All Ages

Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription for All Ages

This course, brought to you in partnership with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, is specifically designed to enable fitness professionals to dramatically increase their knowledge of fitness assessment and exercise programming for clients of all ages.

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Back Stability: Integrating Science & Therapy

Back Stability: Integrating Science & Therapy

This course offered in cooperation with the American Academy of Health and Fitness is specifically recommended for biokineticists and physiotherapists, as it deals with the identification and improvement of back pain and core instability.

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Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

Nutrition for Special Dietary Needs

This course, offered in cooperation with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, is specifically designed to give you an overview of nutrition for those of specific ages and circumstances.

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Cancer and the Older Adult

Cancer and the Older Adult

This course, offered in cooperation with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, is specifically designed to enhance your knowledge of cancer in older adults – both how to avoid it, and how to address it.

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Strength Training Older Adults

Strength Training Older Adults

This course, brought to you in partnership with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, provides you with all the tools you need for designing and directing sensible strength training programmes for seniors.

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Exercise & Cancer Survivorship

Exercise & Cancer Survivorship

This course offered in association with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, assists health and fitness professionals in using exercise to help cancer survivors with recovery and rehabilitation.

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Developing Agility & Quickness for Sports Performance

Developing Agility & Quickness for Sports Performance

If you have a specific interest in training athletes, this course, offered in association with the American Academy of Health and Fitness, will help you understand the physical and mental components of agility and quickness.

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