Education Hub


Are you thinking of pursuing a career in the sport or fitness industry? The SSISA Education Hub is launching its first two qualifications in January 2019, and registrations are now open:

  • National Certificate in Fitness (137 credits)
  • 2-year National Diploma in Fitness (247 credits)

These CATHSSETA accredited qualifications will give you the knowledge and skills you need to excel in your field. All the content was created by specialists in their fields including Exercise Science and Sports Medicine Professors, Doctors, Biokineticists, Dietitians and Psychologists. The area of specialisation for the Diploma is Sports Conditioning and the topics include performance assessments, resistance and endurance conditioning and sports programme design. In addition you will be upskilled in presentation skills, personal development and lifestyle changes. These qualifications will primarily be aimed at school leavers wanting to practice as personal fitness trainers or sport conditioning coaches and other related occupations.



Training Essentials and Programme Design for Endurance Running

Learn how to design training programmes for endurance runners as well as key concepts behind endurance training such as exercise physiology, periodisation, VO2 max, and taper.

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Periodisation of football conditioning and fitness testing

Learn the key fundamentals required to periodise soccer conditioning and the various fitness test and norms one can use to evalute its effectiveness.

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Nutrition Reconsidered: a relook at the science and practice

A course designed to help you understand the nuances of nutrition and how to optimally integrate science and best practice.

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The role of movement in childhood development and health

Learn about key concepts and the importance of physical activity, fundamental movement skills, sedentary behaviour and sleep in childhood and adolescence.

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Cycling Science - The essentials of cycling physiology and coaching

Learn about the determinants of endurance cycling performance and how to structure a training programme to improve performance.

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Optimise your sleep

A personalised journey to optimise your sleep by learning more about sleep, evaluating your own sleep and applying basic principles of good sleep practise.

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Training Essentials & Programme Design for Swimming

This course is for the Intermediate to elite swimmer, health professional, parent and student who wants to learn how to design training programmes to maximise performance and reduce the risk of injury.

Previous experience and knowledge is not required.

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Learning has never been easier! Take a short course – online, in your own time.

Register for one of the online short courses developed by our exercise professionals. These courses are focused on teaching you practical skills that you can apply in your career and personal life. To ensure that you are able to maintain a work-life balance while completing the course, the content is available as online self-paced learning. Start the course at any time and work at your own pace.

Health Professionals benefit from receiving Continuing Professional Development Programme (CPD) points for many of the online courses.

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SSISA hosts numerous health, wellness, fitness and sports related events. The objective of these events are to create platforms that allow delegates to learn, engage and network with industry peers, share best practice and stimulate debate so that attendees can walk away enriched with knowledge and inspired to make a difference



We love keeping good company and welcome learners who are interested in the health and fitness industry to register to work shadow at SSISA.



The Education Hub consults to organisations on various projects within education including:
* Guiding schools in creating frameworks to grow and develop school sport
* Talks and workshops on talent identification and development in sport
* SAQA Material alignment
* Training programme design and development



SSISA’s Speaker Bureau allows you to get access to the wealth of experts (from both the Sports Science Institute & UCT-ESSM) who offer value in their fields of expertise  –  whether it be at conferences or workshops or events – all within the field of Exercise Science and Sports Medicine.
Click here to view and book the members of our SSISA/UCT Speaker Bureau.



The Education Hub runs bi-weekly Live Webinars on our Facebook page through Facebook Live around a variety of topics relevant to the courses running and often includes interviews with course creators. Check out our next session coming up: EDUCATION HUB LIVE

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa is a CATHSSETA accredited provider: 613/P/000126/2008