Online Courses
Athletics coaching - ASA Level 1 qualification courses


Short Learning Programme (IASA15025)

The Higher Education Quality Committee (HEQC) of the Council on Higher Education (CHE) endorsed the very first Short Learning Programme presented by the University of the Free State (UFS).

Developed and presented by top sport scientists and academics with on-the-field success.



We bring it to you. Join us online in the comfort of your own home or office.


The next courses start in February 2023.

Group 1: 20 February - 3 April 2023
(Group 1: Triple jump, javelin throw, hammer throw, shot put, race walking, relays)

Group 2: 4 September - 16 October 2023
(Group 2: Long jump, sprints, hurdles, discus throw, high jump, middle distances and steeple chase, pole vault)

HowEach course will run for six weeks. Contact sessions once every two weeks through online meetings. Exams and assessments done online. Continuous assessment and one exam.

Closing date

Entries and registration close a week before each course starts.


Available courses

Long jump, sprints, triple jump, high jump, pole vault, hurdles, javelin throw, middle distances, steeplechase, discus throw, hammer throw, shot put, relays, race walking.

Courses are presented by top coaches in each specific event. The likes of Eben Vermaas (discus and shot put), Werner Prinsloo (sprints), Shaun Bownes (hurdles), Emmarie Prinsloo (long jump and triple jump), Richard Stander (middle distances and steeple chase), Jonathan Greyvenstein (high jump) and more.

Study online. Get certified. Go for gold!

Short learning programmes:

Module nameModule codeFees per module
All modules and courses are ASA Level 1  
Introduction to long lumpIASA1502SR1900 
Introduction to discus throwITDT1500SR1900 
Introduction to distance running and steeplechaseIDRS1500SR1900
Introduction to hammer throwIAHT1500SR1900
Introduction to high jumpITHJ1500SR1900
Introduction to hurdlingIAIH1500SR1900
Introduction to javelin throwIAJT1500SR1900
Introduction to pole vaultIAPV1500SR1900
Introduction to race walkingIIRW1500SR1900
Introduction to relaysIAIR1500SR1900
Introduction to shot putITSP1500SR1900
Introduction to sprintsIAIS1500SR1900
Introduction to triple jumpITTJ1500SR1900


Please indicate or select which module you want to enroll for on the application form.  

download_web  Application Form - Short Learning Programme

Contact details
Emmarie Fouche
Head Coach: Athletics: KovsieSport
Kovsies Jumping Academy
Lecturer: Exercise and Sport Sciences

Tel: +27 51 401 2891

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