Study at the renowned The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) with state of the art facilities and internationally recognised experts to transform your career aspirations into reality.
SSISA was established in 1994 and was the first institution in South Africa to promote the advancement of sport through science. SSISA’s goal was; and continues to be “optimise the sporting performance and health of all South African’s through the application, execution and dissemination of science.” One of the governing principles is to “endeavour to provide internationally recognised sports science services, programmes, teaching and research.”
Over the past 23 years, SSISA has continued to provide a holistic approach to fitness, performance and wellness. “Science continues to play a central role in the activities of SSISA and is the focus of our qualifications.”
Course content: Written by specialists currently working in their respective fields, the course content is innovative and contemporary. Authors include professors, doctors, and biokineticists the majority of whom work for SSISA or UCT’s Exercise Science and Sports Medicine (ESSM) department, housed at SSISA. The lecturers have the qualifications and experience to transfer knowledge and skills in an interactive environment. 30% of the course is theoretical and 70% is practical. Assessments are conducted directly after each module to enable regular monitoring and to provide learner support should the need arise.
SSISA is an accredited service provider for the Cultural, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality, Sports Education Sector Education and Training Authority (CATHSSETA) and boasts a state of the art fitness centre with the latest training equipment, indoor track and heated swimming pool. In addition SSISA has a high performance gym, yoga/pilates studio, an endurance studio and several testing laboratories for high performance athletes. To optimise learning, SSISA has several multimedia classrooms, a student hub with computers, unlimited WiFi access and air conditioning throughout the building.
Graduates of SSISA’s Personal Training and Conditioning Certificate and Advance Personal Training and Coaching Diploma could enter the following careers: Personal fitness trainers, Fitness facilities manager, Floor supervisor, Group fitness instructor, Health and wellness coach, Physical education, and Fitness club owner/operator.
The workplace options include: Fitness centres, gyms or health clubs, Corporate fitness facilities, Sports clubs, Schools, Community centres, Holiday camps, Hotels, Spas and Cruise liners.