National Diploma in Fitness

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Course Price


Online: R23 200

Blended: R26 400

Part-Time: R26 000,00

Full Time: R41 500,00


Online: R14 500

Blended: R16 500

Easy payment terms available. Enquire with us.

Course requirements

Grade 12 National Senior Certificate (matric)

Note: If you do not hold a matric of NQF4 equivalent, apply to study our Fitness Instructor Certificate (NQF 4, which will give you access to NQF5 programmes and further study.

Course date and duration

12-24 months

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 and Sports Conditioning Coach. Students may elect to enrol for the National Diploma in Fitness without first enrolling in the National Certificate in Fitness. The full 2 year NDIF programme includes all NCIF modules. 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 to achieve their unique physical goals.

Key features

  • A National Diploma fully accredited by CATHSSETA
  • Includes both exercise specialist and sport conditioning modules
  • Learn to apply advanced programme design
  • Get extra elective specialisation modules included in the course fee if you register for our full time option

Study modes

  • Online
  • Full Time: Interactive weekday workshops
  • Part Time: Structured workshops on weekends or during the evening
  • Distance/Blended: Online with workshops structured nationally at HFPA Campuses and regional training centres.

Career opportunities

  • Work internationally in a number of sport and fitness environments including health clubs, sport and recreation facilities
  • Work in association with a referral team of doctors, physiotherapists, biokineticists, dieticians and sport scientists.
  • Start your own fitness business


  • SAQA registered NQF 5 on the national qualifications framework
  • Fully accredited by CATHSSETA
  • Registered with REPSSA (Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa)

  • ILS Life Coach
  • National Certificate in Coaching Science
  • Combined Nutrition Packages

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