Diploma in Sport and Exercise Technology

This qualification is aimed at producing graduates who intend pursuing a career in the field of Sport and Exercise Technology. A graduate who has achieved this qualification will be able to design, implement and manage a physical activity programme for all groups including special populations. They will screen, assess, monitor and manage health-related fitness, lifestyle and wellness programmes. Graduates will be able to provide personal training or lead and instruct safe and effective physical activity participation to meet participants’ fitness requirements, as well as provide educated advice on lifestyle change for improved well-being.  In addition, this graduate will have the knowledge for the appropriate referral to other healthcare providers. Career opportunities include: Sport Coach, Sport Organiser, Health and Fitness Instructor, Fitness Adviser for Sport Teams, Sport and Fitness/Gym Manager, Lifestyle Consultant, School Physical Education and Sport Instructor.

 

FACULTY Faculty of Science and Agriculture
DEPARTMENT: Biokinetics & Sport Science
Diploma (Designator) N/A
Qualifier Diploma in Sports & Exercise Technology
MAJORS Fundamental Unit Standard
UNIZULU Code SNDP01
NQF EXIT Level 6
Admission Requirements English HL or FAL 4 (50%)
Minimum Credits for Admission National Senior Certificate with Diploma endorsement and a minimum of 26 points
Minimum duration of Studies 3 YEARS
Presentation mode of subjects: DAY CLASSES
Intake for the qualification: JANUARY
Registration Cycle for the subjects: JANUARY
Readmission: Subject to prior performance and current applicability of passed modules
Total credits to Graduate: 360

 

FIRST YEAR

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS SUBJECT LEVEL PREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
Sport Didactics And Coaching SHMD119 30 NQF 4 None
Sport management SHMD129 30 NQF 4 None
Sport & Exercise Technology SHMD139 30 NQF 5 None
Sport & Physical Recreation Studies 1 SHMD149 30 NQF 5 None
TOTAL   120    

SECOND YEAR

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS SUBJECT LEVEL PREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
Human Movement Science SHMD219 30 NQF 5 None
Kinesiology SHMD239 30 NQF 5 SHMD149
Exercise Physiology SHMD229 30 NQF 5 SHMD149
Sport & Exercise Technology SHMD249 30 NQF 5 SHMD139
TOTAL   120    

THIRD YEAR

SUBJECT NAME SUBJECT CODE SUBJECT CREDITS SUBJECT LEVEL PREREQUISITE SUBJECT(S)
Health Sciences SHMD329 30 NQF 5 SHMD119, SHMD129, SHMD139, SHMD149
Sport & Exercise Technology SHMD349 30 NQF 5 SHMD249, SHMD119, SHMD129, SHMD139, SHMD149
Sport Psychology SHMD319 30 NQF 5 SHMD119, SHMD129, SHMD139, SHMD149
Exercise Physiology SHMD339 30 NQF 5 SHMD229, SHMD119, SHMD129, SHMD139, SHMD149
TOTAL   120