Higher Certificate in Exercise Science

Course Price

R26 000.00

Full time
R39 000.00


Course Duration

6-12 months

Entry requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (matric)

If you do not hold a matric of NQF 4 equivalent, apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate (NQF 4) which will give you access to NQF 5 programmes and further study

Students will need to log 50 experiential hours to qualify

Course Credits


123 credits

Course overview

The Higher Certificate in Exercise Science (HCES) is an internationally portable, Higher Education qualification and leads to the Advanced Certificate in Exercise Science (ACES) (NQF 6). The HCES is a comprehensive programme covering Personal Fitness Training and Sports Conditioning Training. This programme qualifies you to work internationally as a multi-skilled trainer.

Drawing from the latest research in exercise science (with a comprehensive introduction to special population groups) this course prepares you to work in a variety of fields including Strength Conditioning, Sports Performance, Personal Training, Wellness Management and Sport Science support.

Work in Sports Departments, Health Clubs, Recreation Centres or start your own business!

*If you are interested in this course, but not near the main campuses, consider our National Diploma in Fitness Programme which is countrywide.

Full Time programme includes:

Johannesburg & Cape Town Campuses only

Study Modes

  • Weekday Full Time: Rivonia, Cape Town
  • Weekend Part Time: Rivonia, Cape Town

Full Time Fee: R39 000

(easy payment terms available)

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