National Diploma in Fitness

Course Price

R22 000

R23 000
per annum

Full time
R36 000
per annum


Course Duration

12-24 months

Entry requirements

You must hold a National Certificate in Fitness qualification (NQF 5)

Students will need to log 50 experiential hours to qualify

Course Credits


247 credits

Course overview

The National Diploma in Fitness (NDIF) is a full qualification which qualifies you to work internationally as an Exercise Specialist.

Note: Students may elect to enrol for the NDIF without first enrolling on the National Personal Trainer Certificate (National Certificate in Fitness - NCIF). The full 2 year NDIF programme includes all NCIF modules. Students are taken through all modules with the goal of achieving the National Diploma. Students who hold the National Certificate in Fitness (or equivalent) will commence with Part 2.

Part 2 (year 2) of the programme will cover the unique anatomical, biomechanical and physiological characteristics of various population groups and how these characteristics will impact programme design and testing. You will be able to work in association with a referral team of Doctors, Physiotherapists, Biokineticists, Dieticians and Sport Scientists, assisting your clients achieve their unique physical goals.

Full Time programme includes electives:

You will become a multiskilled Fitness Professional with a broad base of expertise and many employment opportunities both local and international.

Work internationally in a variety of fitness and recreation environments including Health Clubs, Sport and Recreation Centres, Holiday Clubs, Cruise Liners and in Private Practice. Add HFPA Continuing Education Programmes and grow your career in the direction of your interests and passions.

Offered nationally: Rivonia, Linksfield, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth

Study Modes

  • Full Time: Johannesburg, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban
  • Part Time: As above
  • Correspondence with Workshops structured nationally at HFPA Campuses and Regional and support centres
  • Online: Study anytime, anywhere

Full Time Fee: R36 000 Per Annum

Weekday Part Time fee: R23 000 per annum

Online fee: R22 000

(easy payment terms available)

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