Sports Conditioning Coach

Sports Conditioning Coach

Course Description

Are you interested in becoming a Sports Conditioning Coach?

If you are already involved in training Athletes, then completing an accredited Sports Conditioning Course could be one of the most important steps you take as a coach.

However, if you are wanting to still get involved in upskilling athletes in Sports and get into the game completing this course could be your one-way ticket to success.

To be a truly exceptional sports conditioning coach, you need an accredited qualification in the field.

Trifocus Fitness Academy Sports Conditioning Course is accredited by CATHSSETA as an NQF 5 qualification and endorsed by REPSSA. This means you will be able to excel in your sporting profession locally and internationally as a Sports Coach.

This course additionally includes the Personal Training Skills course which will allow you to register on REPSSA for this qualification.

The course covers important topics such as:

  • How each sports person differs anatomically, physiologically, and biomechanically,
  • What nourishment sportsmen and women need to optimise their performance,
  • What injuries sports people are most likely to suffer from, and
  • How to periodise their training year.

This course will allow you to then apply for more advanced courses in the sporting and coaching field if you may wish to do so.

This Sports Conditioning Coach is specifically designed for anyone who is passionate about sports and conditioning athletes towards their full potentials.

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Module 1: Anatomy and Biomechanics of Sports People

  • Analyze movement of sports people biomechanically.
  • Analyze the anatomy of movement in sports people.
  • Adapt exercises using biomechanical principles for a particular sports person.

Module 2: Sports Nutrition

  • Explain the science behind eating and sports as a sports coach.
  • Put together an eating plan for sports people.
  • Discuss the effects of drugs on sports.

Module 3: Common Injuries, Illnesses, and Special Considerations

  • Describe the implications of exercise for sports people at risk.
  • Detail contraindications of exercise for sports people with common injuries.
  • Examine the benefits and risks of exercise for sports people with communicable diseases.

Module 4: Periodizing Training and the Training Year

  • Compare and contrast the schedules of training periodization.
  • Compare the advantages and disadvantages of different kinds of training.
  • Describe the differences in training periodization. 

Module 5: Sport and Exercise Physiology

  • Understand how the body’s physiology responds to resistance training.
  • Understand how the body’s physiology responds to flexibility training.
  • Understand how the body’s physiology responds to speed and power training.


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How to Study


Your Sports Conditioning Course will be offered we presented on an exciting and dynamic online learning platform. Through the sporting videos, questionnaires, and forums on your dedicated learning portal, you will be able to have the full benefit of our world-class education – when it’s convenient for you.

Online platform includes:

  • All course assessments
  • Animated and interactive games to test your knowledge
  • Progress trackers
  • Thousands of learning slides with informative and colourful images
  • Videos including exercise and anatomical footage

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    Becoming a fitness professional requires a lot more from you than just reading the course content! All South African Accredited Fitness Qualifications require the student to complete a stipulated number of experiential shadowing hours.

    You must complete and pass your fitness course because it will help you obtain work experience before entering the fitness industry.

    Trifocus Fitness Academy and teamed up with ShadowMe.Fitness to enable you to complete your certified fitness shadowing hours virtually. ShadowMe.Fitness has the world’s best fitness instructors demonstrating and upskilling you in your chosen fitness niche.

    Benefits of this include:

    • Faster completion of your Personal training course
    • Complete your certified shadowing hours in the comfort of your own home
    • Can be done from any device
    • Save on travel costs, gym entrance fees
    • No need to visit a gym or fitness studio to get your shadow hours
    • Your certified shadowing deck is authenticated through bespoke software
    • Lifetime access to your chosen fitness niche

    Frequently Asked Questions

    What does a sports and conditioning coach do?

    A Sports Conditioning Coach plans, reviews and delivers the physical and physiological preparation of athletes aligned to specific outcomes that are applicable with a particular sporting modality.

    What does strength and conditioning involve?

    Strength and conditioning training involve a wide array of exercises which are designed to build skills focus on stability, mobility, strength, power, speed, endurance, agility and mental focus for athletes.

    What do I need to start the course?

    You need a grade 12/ National Senior Certificate, and a personal training qualification. We have included the Personal Training Skills Programme within our qualification.

    How long will the course take me?

    The course will take you roughly 4-8 months to complete. However, you have a year to complete the course with Trifocus Fitness Academy.

    What are the payment plans for the course?

    There are various ways to pay for the Sports Conditioning course. We offer payment plans, debit orders and discounts for upfront payment methods.

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