OUR courses are designed specifically for you

Starting your fitness journey?

Our baseline courses unlock the majority of our other courses. If you're just starting your fitness journey and have never completed one of our baseline courses before, that's where you'll need to start.

The following are baseline courses:

  • Personal Trainer
  • National Certificate in Fitness
  • Higher Certificate in Exercise Science
  • Fitness Instructor
  • National Certificate in Coaching Science
Personal Trainer

Personal Trainer

13 Campuses
Online course
Blended learning course

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

13 Campuses

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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National Certificate in Fitness

National Certificate in Fitness

13 Campuses
Blended learning course

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

7 Campuses
Blended learning course

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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Higher Certificate in Exercise Science

Higher Certificate in Exercise Science

2 Campuses

This Higher Education course is an international Personal Training qualification that leads onto the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (NQF 6).

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Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science

2 Campuses

The Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science is an NQF 6 Higher Education Qualification which is accredited by the Council on Higher Education.

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Fitness Instructor

Fitness Instructor

4 Campuses

If you’re looking for a fast-track into a career in fitness, or a bridging qualification into more advanced personal training certifications, the Fitness instructor Course is for you.

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Group Fitness Instructor

Group Fitness Instructor

4 Campuses

This is a practical, fun and versatile course that will allow you to give group fitness classes in a high-energy atmosphere.

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Latinix Instructor

Latinix Instructor

Online course

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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Aqua Aerobics Instructor

Aqua Aerobics Instructor

4 Campuses

Become a more versatile trainer by learning how to design and deliver safe, effective and innovative water-based training sessions.

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Studio Cycle Instructor

Studio Cycle Instructor

3 Campuses

Indoor cycling (commonly known as spinning) is a group exercise class that takes place on a stationary indoor bike and focuses on endurance, strength, interval and high intensity training, as well as cycling race simulations and recovery.

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Pilates Mat Instructor

Pilates Mat Instructor

4 Campuses

Pilates is a worldwide physical fitness system that improves flexibility, builds strength and develops control and endurance.

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Yoga Fitness Instructor

Yoga Fitness Instructor

3 Campuses

The Yoga Fitness Instructor course is strictly based on the physical practices of yoga and its exercise benefits, and does not cover any philosophical teachings.

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200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher

200-Hour Yoga Alliance Teacher

1 Campus

This comprehensive yoga course will qualify you to implement advanced yoga practices, as well as leading your clients to a better, more stress free and mindful way of life.

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Kettlebell Fundamentals

Kettlebell Fundamentals

3 Campuses

This course has been designed for personal trainers and fitness instructors to create challenging strength and fat-burning sessions for their clients with the use of kettlebells.

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Fighting FITT Instructor

Fighting FITT Instructor

3 Campuses

Mixed Martial arts has taken the fitness world by storm with many people incorporating fighting elements into their workouts.

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Functional Training Specialist

Functional Training Specialist

1 Campus

This course will teach you all the principles of functional training and equip you with the skills to incorporate functional training into your current service offering or offer functional training boot camp classes.

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Pre-Post Natal Instructor

Pre-Post Natal Instructor

4 Campuses

Training clients with specialist needs is a great way for fitness professionals to carve out a niche and gain a reputation in the industry.

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Kids Development Specialist

Kids Development Specialist

Online course

Physical activity is vitally important to ensure proper development of the body and mind in children.

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Jnr Fit – Youth Fitness Speciality

Jnr Fit – Youth Fitness Speciality

Online course

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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Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription for All Ages

Fitness Assessment & Exercise Prescription for All Ages

Online course

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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Strength Training Older Adults

Strength Training Older Adults

Online course

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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Snr Fit – Mature Fitness Speciality

Snr Fit – Mature Fitness Speciality

Online course

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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Injury Prevention Specialist

Injury Prevention Specialist

Online course

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

Online course

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

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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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Cancer and the Older Adult

Cancer and the Older Adult

Online course

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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Exercise & Cancer Survivorship

Exercise & Cancer Survivorship

Online course

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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Introduction to Exercise Science

Introduction to Exercise Science

Online course

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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CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

CPR – Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation

3 Campuses

CPR is a lifesaving technique used in situations where medical help is not immediately available for people who cannot breathe or who do not have a pulse.

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EMS License Trainer

EMS License Trainer

3 Campuses

EMS is a training technique that applies electric impulses to muscles, making them contract in much the same way they do during exercise (but is gentler on the joints).

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Essentials of Nutrition

Essentials of Nutrition

Online course

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

Online course

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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Combined Nutrition Packages

Combined Nutrition Packages

Online course

We’ve combined them into 3 different packages (at a discounted rate) to suit your specific study requirements and give you an all-rounded understanding of nutrition, sports nutrition and weight management concepts.

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Understanding Human Movement

Understanding Human Movement

Online course

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

Online course

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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Understanding Common Movement Dysfunctions

Understanding Common Movement Dysfunctions

Online course

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

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Integrative Training

Integrative Training

Online course

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

Online course

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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Advanced Training Specialist

Advanced Training Specialist

Online course

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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Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching

Introduction to Neuroscience Coaching

Online course

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

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Neurosciences: Visual Skills Testing & Training

Neurosciences: Visual Skills Testing & Training

Online course

Learn to help improve athletic performance for individual athletes and athletes within a team.

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The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

The Janda System of Evaluation and Treatment of Muscle Imbalance

Online course

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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Cancer Management

Cancer Management

Online course

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

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