The predominant sports culture of South Africa in conjunction with the government’s constant push to achieve excellence has opened new avenues for sports courses in the African nation.


From full-time, diploma, and other short courses, institutes in South Africa offer a wide variety of sports courses.


Here’s a glimpse of sports courses in South Africa: 





1 on 1 Cricket coaching 

10 weeks

R2000 - 4000

Football training 

5-12 Weeks

R21396 for 5 weeks

Private tennis lessons


R480 per hour


Why take Sports classes in South Africa?


There are a number of ways how taking Sports classes in South Africa can benefit you.


  • Benefits your health - That’s more than enough reason to look your best and have a healthy life.


  • Provides a number of career opportunities - Taking Sports or P.E training and certifications in South Africa provides you with a number of career opportunities such as a sports coach, sports therapist, PE teacher, etc.


  • Helps you in your Admission to your preferred University - Some Universities and Schools in South Africa have a special sports quota which adds as an added benefit to your application for higher studies in prestigious schools and Universities.


What is the cost of Sports Courses in South Africa?


The cost of such sports courses differs from one sport to the other. While cricket training may cost R2000-4000, football training from an international institute costs close to R21000.


What is the average duration of Sports Courses in South Africa?


The sports courses in South Africa vary in length depending on the type of sports chosen. While some courses are one few weeks long, some don’t have a clear duration - the cost is charged per hour or session in such cases. 


There are other diploma and advanced diploma courses as well that cater to the needs of athletes and coaches alike. 


Although the University of Pretoria offers the course of BA in Sport and Leisure Studies Sport and Recreation Management as a one-year bachelors program


What are the most famous Sports Academies in South Africa?


There are many sports academies in South Africa that offer best-in-class sports training in the country. Some of them are listed below:


1. Into the Net - Netball Academy, Cape Town

2. FAPLUS - Football Academy Plus, Pretoria

3. Sportweni, Gobhamelho

4. Eastern Cape Academy of Sports, Port Elizabeth


What will I learn by taking Sports Courses in South Africa?


Listed below are some fields that you can delve into while learning Sports Courses in South Africa:


  • B.A. in Sport Communication
  • BSc in Sport Science
  • BA in Sports Psychology
  • BA in Sport Science with Afrikaans 
  • Bachelor in Biokinetics
  • BA in Sport Development
  • Bachelor of Physical Education
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Personal Fitness Training
  • BA in Sport and Leisure Studies Sport and Recreation Management


What jobs can I get with a Sports Certificate in South Africa?


The jobs that you can get after taking Sports Courses in South Africa are listed below:


  • Sports Coach
  • Physical Education teacher
  • Sports Consultant
  • Sports and exercise psychologist
  • Sports Facility Manager
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports therapist
  • Sports agents
  • University Lecturer
  • Health Promotion Specialist
  • Sports statistician

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Karate class is offered by Border JKA Karate East London

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The main focus of the academy is to teach, develop and hone basketball skills. Players get more individual attention in an interactive environment. Players also get to participate in games, tournaments and leagues.

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Tai Chi is more than just an exercise for calmness and relaxation. It is a complex and highly developed art that gives the practitioner a feeling of enjoyment and satisfaction which goes beyond that offered by other forms of exercise.

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Learn how to control your body, its movement, balance and posture. Learn basic anatomy and gain foundational gymnastics principles and techniques to use in further specialised training with a qualified gymnastics instructor.

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Personal Training Diploma

Become an Advanced Personal Trainer with the Trifocus Platinum Package – this is the most advanced Personal Trainer package currently available in the South African Market.

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Mixed Martial Arts

MMA is a combination of multiple Martial Arts. It’s is the fastest growing sport in the world. Fighters test themselves against one another using various different styles to see who is the better more skilled fighter.

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We offer a comprehensive range of classes within the dance, step, aqua, cycle, box, hiit, strength, conditioning, yoga, pilates, and core categories, specially designed to help keep you motivated, and reaching your health and fitness goals.

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