Sports and Fitness Studies
What is Sport Studies?
Sport Studies is an umbrella term that includes everything from actual coaching and physical training to administrative tasks and financial skills associated with sport event management. The different courses all have a good balance between theoretical knowledge and practical experience, so students who enrol for one of the Sport Studies Courses would be well prepared to enter the job market within the field of sports and fitness. It is a common misconception that Sport Studies only focus on physical activities such as coaching and personal training, but in actual fact other factors such as science, psychology, business management, social skills, organisational tasks and logistics also feature very prominently. If you are interested in working in this interesting and ever-growing industry, enrol for a Sport Study Course today!
What Sport Studies Courses does College SA offer?
College SA has teamed up with the Exercise Training Academy (eta) to offer you a wide range of qualifications within the field of Sport, Recreation and Fitness. The eta is an accredited education provider and has branches all over South Africa. All their qualifications are benchmarked against sport and fitness practices around the world, so the quality of education is of international standard and aimed at giving their students the best possible training to have successful careers in this industry.
The Full Qualifications comprises the following:
The Short Courses comprises the following:
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What do the Full Qualification sport studies courses entail?
The Full Qualifications could be divided into two categories, namely that of Certificates and Diplomas. As indicated above, Certificates are one year courses, whilst Diplomas are obtained over a two year period. Although the first year content of the Diploma Courses is exactly the same as that of the Certificate Courses, it is not a criterion that students need to first complete a Certificate Course. If they wish to start with a two year Diploma Course straight away, they have the opportunity to do so. Should they, however, choose to end their studies after the first year – having completed all the assignments and exams successfully – they would receive a Certificate for that specific programme.
Becoming a Sports and Fitness professional
Whether you want to become a sports and fitness advisor, or whether your interest in sports courses is more general, College SA has a course to suit your needs.
Our society has become increasingly aware of the notion of wellbeing. This involves a holistic approach to life, incorporating many different disciplines. Sports and fitness solutions have evolved out of the gym and into our everyday lives.
The courses available range from Sports and Fitness Short courses, to full Certificates and Diplomas in sports and fitness – allowing our students the freedom to choose the course or field which best suits their needs.
Thinking outside the box
Choosing a career in Sports and Fitness means you will have a lot of freedom with the way in which you structure your life. The field is quite flexible, with many different options available to the student. Receiving appropriate sports and fitness training could allow you to open your own business, work in a commercial gym, work privately with clients, manage or coach a sports team, work outdoors – the possibilities are endless.
How do I gain experience in Sports and Fitness?
Gaining experience in the field of sports and fitness is challenging for most students. Applying to ‘shadow’ a coach, or fitness expert is one creative way of doing this. For more ideas on gaining experience in Sports and Fitness fields, simply click here.
Want to learn more about the Courses?
College SA has dedicated articles for each of the courses we offer in Sports and fitness. Simply click on the area you are interested to learn more about:
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