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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED QUALIFICATION: 

Bachelor of Exercise in Sport and Leisure 
SAQA QUAL ID QUALIFICATION TITLE
118403  Bachelor of Exercise in Sport and Leisure 
ORIGINATOR
Exercise Teachers Academy PTY Limited 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY NQF SUB-FRAMEWORK
-   HEQSF - Higher Education Qualifications Sub-framework 
QUALIFICATION TYPE FIELD SUBFIELD
National First Degree  Field 02 - Culture and Arts  Sport 
ABET BAND MINIMUM CREDITS PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL QUAL CLASS
Undefined  360  Not Applicable  NQF Level 07  Regular-Provider-ELOAC 
REGISTRATION STATUS SAQA DECISION NUMBER REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE
Registered  SAQA 116/21  2021-11-18  2024-11-18 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2025-11-18   2030-11-18  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This qualification does not replace any other qualification and is not replaced by any other qualification. 

PURPOSE AND RATIONALE OF THE QUALIFICATION 
Purpose:
This Bachelor of Exercise in Sport and Leisure enables learners to develop appropriate skills and in-depth knowledge needed in the professional practice of sport, leisure and fitness environments. The core discipline is exercise science, with modules in business management and psycho-social studies. The qualification ensures the development of a well-rounded professional who can design, manage and implement scientifically-based projects for a range of participants within a range of sport, fitness or leisure business environments.

Qualifying learners are able to:
  • Use current exercise science and technology to design safe and effective projects.
  • Apply the principles of exercise science to the periodization and implementation of a range of projects for a range of needs and goals.
  • Teach a range of modalities, calling on different teaching methods and communication styles to lead individuals or groups.
  • Apply psycho-social knowledge and skills to the management of individuals or groups.
  • Manage people and facilities, calling on theories and principles of leadership and business management.
  • Critically respond to the industries they serve, demonstrating the conceptual, applied and reflexive knowledge which informs professional practice.
  • Analyse and apply the latest theories and current science to the design of a range of projects.

    The qualification will lead to the awarding of the highest professional designations of the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA) and thus complying with best-practice in terms of national and international sport, leisure and fitness environments.

    Rationale:
    The health and fitness industries and their associated leisure, sport and recreation industries have gone through a period of rapid growth since the early nineteen eighties (Bureau of Labour Statistics, 2014). Memberships to fitness facilities in the United States of America grew by 18.6% between 2008 and 2014 (Franchise-Help, 2016). One of the largest fitness and leisure organisations in South Africa announced a growth of 14% for their South African market at the end of 2013. They opened five new clubs in 2013 and this number has increased annually since (Virgin Active South Africa, 2016). Exercise is now viewed as a primary factor for improved lifestyle and reducing risks related to chronic diseases of lifestyle in South Africa and overseas. This resulted in the growth of the sport and fitness profession locally and internationally, along with the establishment of an internationally recognised professional body; the International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (IC REPS), and a burgeoning sport and leisure industry where available jobs exceed the supply of qualified professionals (Culture, Arts, Tourism, Hospitality and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority, 2013).

    Equally, managerial knowledge and skills are needed for these emerging professionals in sport, and leisure industries, where leadership skills can be expressed in a variety of contexts, including private practice, exercise studios, large multi-national and international fitness and leisure facilities, corporate health and wellness environments, sports clubs and sports federations. Included in this are health or wellness spas which can operate as a stand-alone business or as part of the larger hospitality, leisure and tourism industries. Thus, knowledgeable and skilled professionals are needed to manage people and environments, to lead and manage individuals and groups and to advise participants on health and performance.

    There is a need for ethical practitioners who work as part of a multi-disciplinary team; professionals who can integrate their knowledge of exercise science and apply it to professional practice, while demonstrating the attributes needed to manage themselves and others in demanding and fast-growing new industries. The qualification is designed to meet such demands, providing the scarce skills needed in the international sport, exercise and leisure industries as well as the critical skills required to manage individuals, teams and businesses in a local and international context.

    Finally, qualifying learners will be recognised by the Register of Exercise Professionals South Africa (REPSSA), and be able to register at the highest designation on their professional register as Sports Science Conditioning Specialists or Exercise Programme Managers, depending on their elective or area of specialisation in the qualification (REPSSA, 2016). 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL):

    This qualification can be achieved wholly or in part through the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Recognition of Prior Learning is applied in terms of policy and criteria of the institution which is aligned to the Council on Higher Education (CHE) RPL Policy. Granting of the qualification to learners who have acquired the skills and knowledge without attending formal education will take place, provided they can demonstrate knowledge, values, attitudes and skills that meet the assessment criteria as stipulated in the qualification and its Exit Level Outcomes.

    RPL thus provides alternative access and admission to higher education learning qualifications, as well as advancement within qualifications. RPL may be applied for access, credits from modules and credits for or towards the qualification.

    RPL for access:
  • Access to the qualification will be allowed via Recognition of Prior Learning of the adult learner's competency to widen access to the Higher Education qualification.
  • RPL for access is applied to applicants who do not meet the admission requirements to the qualification.
  • Learners applying for RPL will be thoroughly prepared before the assessment process and will be required to submit a Portfolio of Evidence in the prescribed format to receive formal recognition that demonstrates that they have acquired the relevant knowledge, skills, and competencies through non-formal and/or informal learning to cope with the qualification expectations should they be allowed entrance into the qualification.

    RPL for exemption of modules
  • Learners may apply for RPL to be exempted for modules that form part of the qualification. For a learner to be exempted from a module, the learner needs to provide sufficient evidence in the form of a portfolio that demonstrates that competency was achieved for the learning outcomes that are equivalent to the learning outcomes of the module.

    RPL for credit:
  • Learners may also apply for RPL for credit for or towards the qualification, in which they must provide evidence in the form of a portfolio that demonstrates prior learning through non-formal and/or informal learning to obtain credits towards the qualification.
  • Credit shall be appropriate to the context in which it is awarded and accepted.

    Entry Requirements:
    The minimum entry requirement for this qualification is:
  • National Senior Certificate (NSC), NQF Level 4 granting access to Bachelor's Degree studies.
    or
  • National Certificate Vocational (NCV) NQF, Level 4 granting access to Bachelor's Degree studies.
    or
  • Senior Certificate (SC), NQF Level 4 with endorsement.
    or
  • Further Education and Training Certificate in a cognate field, NQF Level 4.
    or
  • Higher Certificate in a cognate field, NQF Level 5.
    or
  • Higher Certificate in a cognate field, NQF Level 5.
    or
  • Advanced Certificate in a cognate field, NQF Level 6. 

  • RECOGNISE PREVIOUS LEARNING? 

    QUALIFICATION RULES 
    This qualification consists of the following compulsory and/or elective modules at National Qualifications Framework Levels 5, 6 and 07 totalling 360 Credits.

    Compulsory Modules, Level 5,116 Credits:
  • Human life science 1, 16 Credits.
  • Screening and assessment 1, 12 Credits.
  • Nutrition and ergogenic aids 1, 8 Credits.
  • Exercise prescription 1, 16 Credits.
  • Sports programme management 1, 8 Credits.
  • Theories of sport and leisure, 4 Credits.
  • Management theories and principles, 8 Credits.
  • Business theories and principles, 8 Credits.
  • Business environments in sport and leisure, 4 Credits.
  • Academic thought and practice: Introduction to research, 4 Credits.
  • Psychology and health promotion: Principles and theories, 8 Credits.
  • Foundations for professional development, 4 Credits.
  • Facilitating learning: teaching adults and children, 8 Credits.
  • Communication principles and practices, 8 Credits.

    Compulsory Modules, Level 6,120 Credits:
  • Human life science II, 8 Credits.
  • Screening and assessment II, 16 Credits.
  • Nutrition and ergogenic aids II, 8 Credits.
  • Exercise prescription II, 12 Credits.
  • Sports programme management II, 12 Credits.
  • Governance, policy and professional practice, 4 Credits.
  • Business and finance management, 8 Credits.
  • Marketing, sales and customer care, 8 Credits.
  • Human and industrial relations, 8 Credits.
  • Academic thought and practice: critical thinking, research methods, 4 Credits.
  • Psychology and health promotion: positive psychology and mental resilience, 12 Credits.
  • Leadership: emotional intelligence, critical self-reflection, 8 Credits.
  • Facilitating learning: group instruction, presentation skills, 12 Credits.

    Compulsory Modules, Level 7, 28 Credits.
  • Academic thought and practice: monitoring and evaluation, 8 Credits.
  • Facilitating learning: mentoring and coaching, 8 Credits.
  • Leadership: leading change, leading teams, 12 Credits.

    Elective Modules, Level 7, 72 Credits (Select two).
  • Corporate wellness: programme design and management, 36 Credits.
  • Community health programme design and management, 36 Credits.
  • Sports conditioning: programme design and management, 36 Credits.
  • Fitness and health clubs: programme design and management, 36 Credits.

    Elective Modules, Level 7, 24 Credits (Select two).
  • Fitness and leisure management, 12 Credits.
  • Sports programme management, 12 Credits.
  • Corporate wellness programme management, 12 Credits.
  • Community health programme management, 12 Credits. 

  • EXIT LEVEL OUTCOMES 
    1. Demonstrate the detailed knowledge of current science and wellness models to sport and leisure programmes.
    2. Conduct screening, assessment, testing and exercise prescription.
    3. Design and implement programmes for individuals, communities or organisations.
    4. Manage business environments in sport or leisure.
    5. Demonstrate relevant psycho-social knowledge and skills to leadership and management. 

    ASSOCIATED ASSESSMENT CRITERIA 
    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 1:
  • Analyse and apply principles and theories of exercise science to movement, exercise and sports activities.
  • Explain and evaluate the role of exercise, nutrition and stress management in terms of chronic disease reduction, improved lifestyle and sports performance.
  • Explain the social and economic effects of poor health and lifestyle in terms of individual, corporate and social health and wellness initiatives.
  • Analyse and apply current health science, exercise science and wellness models that inform sport and leisure programmes.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 2:
  • Conduct risk screening, evaluation, assessment and fitness testing informed by current health science and exercise science.
  • Identify health risks and lifestyle needs to achieve health, well-being and performance goals.
  • Conduct health-based assessments and sport-specific tests to evaluate exercise readiness or sports participation and inform exercise prescription.
  • Prescribe programme underpinned by current science in terms of health, wellness, fitness or sports outcomes.
  • Collect, record and manage data to monitor and evaluate progress, in line with ethical and legal data management standards and principles.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 3:
  • Analyse and apply current health and wellness theories to the design of individual, community and corporate programmes.
  • Plan and implement programmes to improve and manage the health, well-being and fitness of healthy populations and/or healthy special populations.
  • Design and implement programmes in consideration of participants with special needs.
  • Monitor and evaluate responses to programmes to measure, compare and contrast outcomes and to adapt accordingly.
  • Select and apply methods and techniques, equipment or accessories to safely and effectively support a range of outcomes and modalities.
  • Teach, remediate or improve and apply techniques and methods informed by a comprehensive knowledge of exercise science.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 4:
  • Analyse and apply current business and finance theories relevant to the governance and management of programmes and facilities.
  • Select and apply theories of marketing, sales and customer service to professional practice and business contexts.
  • Evaluate and apply human resources and industrial relations theories in the management of people and professional environments.
  • Analyse and apply principles of data collection, analysis and reporting to business and finance management and reviews.
  • Critically analyse corporate and contractual laws, rules and policies in terms of their application in professional and business contexts.
  • Apply ethical boundaries and scopes of practice in sports and leisure exercise context.

    Associated Assessment Criteria for Exit Level Outcome 5:
  • Explain the psychological and social benefits of sport and exercise in the health, well-being and performance of individuals and groups.
  • Evaluate and apply current psycho-social theories and principles in the leadership and management of individuals and teams.
  • Analyse and apply psychological theories relating to motivation, mental resilience and adaptability in the leadership of individuals and teams. 

  • INTERNATIONAL COMPARABILITY 
    The qualification has been compared to two international institutions. The focus of the comparison was mostly on the degree of similarity in the duration, rationale and qualification structure.

    Country: New Zealand
    Institution: Massey University of New Zealand
    Qualification Title: Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Prescription and Training)
    Duration: Three years.
    NQF Level: 7
    Credits: 360
    Rationale:
    The qualification prepares learners to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills across a range of exercise specifics. On completion of the qualification, qualifying learners will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and assess exercise programmes to enhance sports performance, health, and rehabilitation from injury and disease.

    Qualification structure:
    The qualification consists of the following compulsory modules similar to the proposed qualification.

    Compulsory Core Modules, 105 Credits.
  • Training principles and practices, 15 credits.
  • Functional anatomy, 15 credits.
  • Introduction to sports organisation and development, 15 credits.
  • Sociology of sport and exercise, 15 credits.
  • Introduction to physical education, 15 credits.
  • Introduction to human movement and Hauora, 15 credits.
  • Health communication, 15 credits

    Compulsory major modules for specialisation (Exercise Prescription and Training), 180 Credits.
  • Nutrition for Sport and Performance, 15 credits.
  • Introduction to Food and Nutrition, 15 credits.
  • Fitness Assessment, 15 credits.
  • Exercise Prescription, 15 credits.
  • Fitness and Athletic Conditioning, 15 credits.
  • Sport Biomechanics, 15 credits.
  • Exercise Physiology, 15 credits.
  • Motor Learning and Control, 15 credits.
  • Advanced Exercise Prescription and Therapy, 15 credits.
  • Sport and Exercise Practicum, 30 credits.
  • Exercise Psychology, 15 credits.

    Learners may choose five electives - two in year two and three in year three. At least two electives in the third year must be 200-level or above. These can be from any other undergraduate degree qualification. Many learners take electives related to exercise, sport and health, such as Hauora (Maori philosophy of health and well-being), nutrition, sports coaching and sports business.

    Comparison:
    Both qualifications are in the same field, at the same level, credit value and duration.

    Similarities:
    The Bachelor of Exercise in Sport and Leisure (BESL) is similar in outcomes to this degree from Massey University of New Zealand in that qualifying learners are equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and assess exercise programmes to enhance sports performance and health. The BESL does not include rehabilitation from injury and disease as this is outside the scope of practice of this graduate. South Africa has a distinct professional in Biokinetics who can work in rehabilitation from injury and disease and are registered with a different professional body. In terms of courses and content, both qualifications offer similar knowledge in sport and exercise science, training principles and methods, skill acquisition, health psychology and sport and leisure studies and sociology.

    Differences:
    This BESL qualification is different to the Massey University of New Zealand qualification in terms of the additional knowledge in business and management studies, these courses are included in the curriculum in both the first and second year. Also included are courses on research, ethics and research methods to ensure critical thinking and problem-solving knowledge and skills. This has been included in the BESL degree to provide greater levels of interdisciplinary knowledge and better access to the workplace and private practice. However, learners on the Massey University qualification may be able to choose such courses for their electives.

    Country: Australia
    Institution: Australian Catholic University
    Qualification Title: Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.
    Duration: Three years of study
    NQF Level: 7
    Credits: 360
    Rationale:
    This qualification focuses more on sports science. Learners learn how to improve the health, performance and participation of individuals, teams and athletes through exercise programming and delivery, athlete training, and health advice.

    Qualification structure:
    The qualification consists of the following compulsory and elective modules.
    Compulsory modules, 170 credits:
  • Anatomical Foundations of Exercise Science, 10 credits.
  • Human Biology 1, 10 credits.
  • Nutrition and Exercise, 10 credits.
  • Exercise and Sport Science: Starting the Journey, 10 credits.
  • Research and Ethics in Exercise Science, 10 credits.
  • Growth, Motor Development and Ageing, 10 credits.
  • Psychology of Sport, 10 credits.
  • Exercise Prescription and Delivery, 10 credits.
  • Resistance Training: Science and Application, 10 credits.
  • Functional Anatomy, 10 credits.
  • Mechanical Bases of Exercise, 10 credits.
  • Physiological Bases of Exercise, 10 credits.
  • Motor Control and Learning, 10 credits.
  • Biomechanics, 10 credits.
  • Exercise Physiology: Adaptation to Exercise and the Environment, 10 credits.
  • Exercise Prescription for Health and Wellbeing, 10 credits.
  • Sport, Exercise and Health in Action: Engaging with Community, 10 credits.

    Community engagement specialisation.
  • Professional experience, 20 credits.

    Core Curriculum learners complete 20 credits.
  • Self and Community: Exploring the Anatomy of Modern Society, 10 credits.
  • Being Human, 10 credits.
  • Ethics and the Good Life, 10 credits.
  • Justice and Change in a Global World, 10 credits.
  • The just society, 10 credits.

    Elective Modules, 20 credits (Choose two from the following):
  • Leadership Development in Team Games, 10 credits.
  • Exercise Behaviour Change, 10 credits.
  • Independent Study in Exercise Science, 10 credits.
  • Strength and Conditioning: Fundamentals of Athlete Preparation, 10 credits.
  • Nutrition for Sports Performance, 10 credits.
  • Data Analytics in Sport, 10 credits.
  • Advanced Biomechanics, 10 credits.
  • International Study in High Performance Sport, 10 credits.
  • Advanced Motor Control and Learning, 10 credits.
  • Sports Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation, 10 credits.
  • Leadership Development in Physical Activity, 10 credits.
  • Strength and Conditioning: Prescription for Athletic Performance, 10 credits.

    Comparison:
    Both qualifications share a similar field, level, credit value and duration.

    Similarities:
    The Bachelor of Exercise in Sport and Leisure (BESL) is similar in outcomes to this degree from the Australian Catholic University in that the qualifying learner is equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and assess exercise programmes to enhance sports performance and health. In terms of courses and content, both qualifications offer similar knowledge in sport and exercise science, training principles and methods, skill acquisition, health psychology and sport and leisure studies and sociology. Like the Australian Catholic University qualification, the BESL degree includes courses on ethics, leadership and the development of individuals and teams.

    Differences:
    The Australian Catholic University qualification emphasises sport conditions and sports performance whereas this is an elective stream in the BESL. The qualification includes knowledge in business and management studies. The BESL qualification also allows the qualifying learner to prescribe and manage exercise programmes in alternate environments i.e. community health, health and leisure facilities or corporate workplaces. The BESL degree includes research, research methods and professional development modules to ensure critical thinking and problem-solving skills. This has been included in the BESL degree to provide greater levels of interdisciplinary knowledge and better access to the workplace and private practice.

    Country: Australia
    Institution: Australian College of Physical Education
    Qualification Title: Bachelor of Applied Fitness
    Duration: Three years of study
    NQF Level: 7
    Credits: 360
    Rationale:
    The qualification is designed by professional fitness association members and industry leaders. It offers the flexibility and professional development to break into the competitive fitness and personal training industry. Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Fitness are eligible to register with Fitness Australia.

    Qualification structure:
    The qualification consists of the following compulsory modules.
    First-year:
    Compulsory modules, 120.
  • Understanding Health, 15 credits.
  • Foundation of Human Biology for Fitness, 15 credits.
  • Fitness Principles and Programming, 15 credits.
  • Introduction to Responsible Fitness Management, 15 credits.
  • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology, 15 credits.
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology, 15 credits.
  • Exercise Prescription Throughout the Lifespan, 15 credits.
  • Small Business Management - Principles for the Fitness Industry, 15 credits.

    Second-year:
    Compulsory modules, 120 credits.
  • Health & Activity for Diverse Populations, 15 credits.
  • Applied Exercise Physiology, 15 credits.
  • Strength & Conditioning, 15 credits.
  • Introduction to Understanding Sport and Fitness Research, 15 credits.
  • Principles of Health Promotion, 15 credits.
  • Biomechanics, 15 credits.
  • Exercise & Social Development Through the Lifespan, 15 credits.
  • IT in Fitness, 15 credits.

    Third-year:
    Compulsory modules, 120 credits.
  • Fitness Industry Trends and Issues, 15 credits.
  • Mechanics of Prevention and Rehabilitation, 15 credits.
  • Professional Communication, 15 credits.
  • Professional Integrity, 15 credits.
  • Professional Practice and Reflection in the Fitness Industry, 15 credits.
  • Health, Lifestyle Disease and Exercise Prescription, 15 credits.
  • Small Business Practices, 15 credits.
  • Problem Based Learning: Theme of Fitness for Diverse Populations, 15 credits.

    Comparison:
    Both qualifications are in the same field, at the same level, credit value and duration.

    Similarities:
    The Bachelor of Exercise in Sport and Leisure (BESL) is similar in outcomes to this Bachelor of Applied Fitness from the Australian College of Physical Education in that the qualifying learner is equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and assess exercise programmes to enhance health and fitness. In terms of courses and content, both degrees offer similar knowledge in sport and exercise science, training principles and methods, skill acquisition, health psychology and sport and leisure studies and sociology. Like the Australian College of Physical Education, the BESL degree includes courses in business management, professional integrity and ethics for disease prevention and exercise for special populations. Like achievement of the BESL degree allows graduates to register with REPSSA, the recognised professional body in South Africa, graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Fitness degree can register with the Fitness Australia's professional body. Both REPSSA and Fitness Australia are members of the international body, IC REPS.

    Differences:
    The Australian College of Physical Education qualification does not include courses on research, research methods and professional development to ensure critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

    Country: United Kingdom
    Institution: Loughborough University
    Qualification Title: Bachelor of Sports Science, Coaching and Physical Education
    Duration: Three years of study or four years (Honours) with one year's placement.
    NQF Level: 7
    Credits: 360
    Rationale:
    The qualification allows learners to develop critical, theoretical and practical knowledge and understanding of the sport, coaching and physical education as well as physiology, physical activity and health, skills acquisition, psychology and sport sociology.

    Qualification structure:
    The qualification consists of the following compulsory and elective modules.
    First-year:
    Compulsory module, 120 credits.
  • Fundamentals of sports coaching - 30 credits
  • Academic, Research and vocational skills, 15 credits each
  • Sport and Social science, 15 credits each
  • Fundamentals of sport and exercise science, 15 credits each
  • Kinesiology, growth, and development, 15 credits each
  • Fundamentals of teaching physical education 30 credits

    Second-year:
    Compulsory module, 120 credits.
  • Coaching Process and practice - 30 credits
  • Research skills and methodologies - 30 credits
  • The reflective practitioner in physical education - 15 credits

    Elective modules (Choose one)
  • Acquiring movement skills - 15 credits
  • Sport, diversity and social justice - 15 credits
  • Fitness training and analysis - 15 credits
    And
    Elective modules (Choose one).
  • Conceptualising sport - 15 credits
  • Physical activity and health - 15 credits

    Third-year:
    Compulsory modules, 30 credits.
  • Research project, 30 credits

    Elective modules, 30 credits (Choose one).
  • Advanced sports coaching, 30 credits.
  • Psychology of coaching and physical education, 30 credits.
    And
    Elective modules, 30 credits (Choose one).
  • Contemporary issues in sports cultures, 30 credits.
  • Leadership and managing change, 30 credits.
  • Applied sports science: analysis and conditioning, 30 credits.
    And
    Elective modules, 30 credits (Choose one)
  • Contemporary issues in physical education, 30 credits.
  • Physical activity and health practice, 30 credits.

    Comparison:
    Both qualifications are in the same field, at the same level, credit value and duration.

    Similarities:
    The Bachelor of Exercise in Sport and Leisure (BESL) is similar in outcomes to the Bachelor of Sports Science, Coaching and Physical Education in that the qualifying learner is equipped with the knowledge and skills to develop, implement and assess exercise programmes to enhance sports performance and health. Both qualifications offer similar content knowledge in sport and exercise science, training principles and methods, skill acquisition, health and sports psychology and sport and leisure studies and sociology. The proposed qualification includes modules on ethics, research, leadership and the development of individuals and teams similar to those of Loughborough University qualification.

    Differences:
    The English qualification emphasises sports coaching and sports performance whereas sports conditioning is elective, but sports coaching is not included in the proposed qualification. The proposed qualification includes business and management studies, as well as opportunities to prescribe and manage exercise programmes to alternate population groups and not only sport.

    Conclusion:
    The qualification compares favourably with the above international qualifications in terms of the duration, credits, NQF Level, rationale and modules. The context may differ but these qualifications have a similar focus on their outcomes. 

  • ARTICULATION OPTIONS 
    This qualification allows possibilities for both vertical and horizontal articulation.
    Horizontal Articulation:
  • Bachelor of Sports Science, NQF Level 7.
  • Bachelor of Human Movement Science, NQF Level 7.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sports Science, NQF Level 7.
  • Advanced Diploma in Sport Management, NQF Level 7.

    Vertical Articulation:
  • Bachelor of Arts in Human Movement Science Honours, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sports Science, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Recreation, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Biokinetics, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sport Management, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Arts Honours in Sports Science, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Commerce Honours in Sport Management, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Human Science Movement Science Honours, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Human Movement Science Honours In Coaching Science, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Science in Medicine Honours in Exercise Science, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Science Honours in Sports Science, NQF Level 8.
  • Bachelor of Sport Science Honours, NQF Level 8.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Management in Sport Management, NQF Level 8.
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Management, NQF Level 8. 

  • MODERATION OPTIONS 
    N/A 

    CRITERIA FOR THE REGISTRATION OF ASSESSORS 
    N/A 

    NOTES 
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    LEARNING PROGRAMMES RECORDED AGAINST THIS QUALIFICATION: 
     
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