14 October 2020

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa extends its reach

Submitted by: Amy
The Sports Science Institute of South Africa extends its reach

Study through the home of sport science in South Africa

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) is internationally recognised as a leader in the field of sport science. In 2019, the Sports Science Institute of South Africa launched its campus-based, SETA accredited one-year certificate and two-year diploma in personal training and conditioning. 2020 has seen continued growth, with the institute running at full capacity as the diploma students entered their second year and SSISA welcomed a new intake of first year students.

For the Sports Science Institute, the challenges of 2020 have provided the opportunity for innovation and change. “In true SSISA spirit, we have embraced the notion of remote study and have developed SETA accredited distance learning options for students in South Africa. Our unique distance learning qualifications are designed to offer a blended learning approach incorporating remote self-study, digital learning and practical training which will take place in a localised venue.” said Cathy Foden who is heading up SSISA’s distance learning.

Through its partners located across the country, SSISA’s distance learning qualifications will enable the student to benefit from the same learning material, additional resources, lecturer presentations, assessments as well as practical instruction and access to specialist equipment used in our campus-based courses. “It is critically important that our qualifications are standardised across all modes of delivery, campus-based and distance learning, as well as in all centres in order for our students to leave our institution with knowledge and skills that will set them apart, in what has fast become a competitive industry.” said Cathy. 

The health, wellness and sport performance industry continue to grow exponentially, and there are numerous opportunities for a career in health and fitness centres, schools and sports clubs. In addition, those with an entrepreneurial outlook will learn the skills needed to start their own venue-based or online business.

The launch of these distance learning qualifications provides all students in South Africa with the opportunity to study through our renowned institution where experts provide insight into fitness, strength and conditioning.

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) regularly hosts Student Open Days for all Grade 12’s (and those out of school) who are interested in studying a National Certificate/Diploma in Fitness or gaining more insight around study opportunities in the health, fitness and sports industry. The next Student Open Day is scheduled on the following days:

  • Saturday 17th October 2020
  • Tuesday 20th October 2020
  • Wednesday 21st October 2020

Registration for our 2021 distance learning programmes is now open.  For more information call 021 659 5647, email visit www.ssisa.com

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Published in Sports Range