Certificate in Sports Science

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About this programme:

The programme is offered as a stand-alone programme targeted at qualified educators, and other sport professionals who want to upskill their current sports science knowledge. Many teachers and novice coaches in schools need to teach Physical Education (PE) or sport but do not have the necessary theoretical basis. This programme aims to upskill teachers in the field of Sport Sciences and PE.

How you will benefit:

  • Understand the impact computers have on society, especially businesses
  • Develop an ability to understand the Windows operating system, MS Word, MS Excel, MS and Powerpoint
  • Use email and the World Wide Web
  • Develop the ability to explain the basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology
  • Develop the ability to explain the basic knowledge of physiology
  • Develop the ability to use anatomical terminology to identify and describe locations of major organs of each system covered
  • Acquire the knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of selected human body systems
  • Develop the ability to define the main structures composing of the human body
  • Acquire knowledge in essential kinesiological theory, concepts and its application for optimal sports performance in practical situations
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sports coaching skills which are responsive to the characteristics of individuals
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of the principles and practices of sports coaching
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of sports-specific coaching theory to prevent injury and promote health and fitness at a public health and individual client care level
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of the structure and function of selected human body systems
  • Acquire knowledge and basic understanding of exercise physiology as it relates to sports science
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the effect of acute exercise training on cardio-respiratory, vascular and skeletal muscle physiological responses
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the theory that underpins conditioning in sport
  • Acquire knowledge and understanding of foundational concepts, principles and practices of conditioning
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of fitness requirements, in general, and for specific sports
  • Apply knowledge and understanding of sports coaching methodologies
  • Acquire knowledge of basic instruction in specific sports codes
  • Acquire knowledge of the theory on how to describe and facilitate specific testing protocols

Key focus areas:

  • Business Computing and Logical Reasoning
  • Elements Human Anatomy
  • Introduction to Kinesiology
  • Introduction to Human Physiology
  • Basic Exercise Physiology
  • Foundations of Sport Coaching
  • Basic Principles of Conditioning
  • Introduction to Sports Coaching Methodologies

Who should attend:

  • Educators who want to upskill their Sport Science knowledge and improve their PE teaching
  • Coaches/trainers/sport personnel who want to strengthen their basic sport science knowledge and understanding

Entrance Requirements:

As a standalone qualification: Any tertiary qualification, or at least two years of industry experience as a sports coach

Estimated NQF level:

Short learning programmes are not registered on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF); hence they do not have NQF levels. This programme is delivered at an estimated NQF level 5.

Duration:

One year

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Start Date Programme Fee
6th February 2023 R42 320