Specialist in Abdominal Training

Online Course: Specialist in Abdominal Training

The ultimate techniques to become a guru in a strong middle zone and impressive 6 packs.
Online Course: Specialist in Abdominal Training

The abdominal training specialist course has been developed by Professor Mauricio de Arruda Campos, IFBB Director of Education. Author of several books on this subject, and after 2 years of extensive research through scientific publications and collaboration with various professionals around the world, the Professor developed and organized a course focused very efficiently and specifically on abdominal training. The aim was to create a course that provides the student with a consistent reference to the middle zone and the famous 6 packs. For this reason, the course includes all the necessary items for a complete and updated knowledge on the variables that influence the efficiency, safety and intensity of abdominal exercises.


It is necessary for the professionals of the Physical Education the planning, organization, supervision and accompaniment of the physical education programs. And for nutrition experts, organizing planning, supervising direction in food, nutrition and nutritional supplements.

Hourly charge: 30 hours

Suitable public: Open to all interested parties, over 18 years of age (or under the authorization of the parents or guardian)

Language: Spanish, English, Portuguese

Certificate: Internationally recognized

Course material: Files in PDF format that can be printed or viewed on the screens. All educational material for this course is the property of the IFBB.

  • Desktop, laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet access and an email address
  • PDF reading and document creation software in Word or PDF


Registration for the distance course can be done at any time; once the form is completed and the payment is made with PayPal or transfer, the receipt must be sent. Once the payment has been verified and within a period not exceeding 24 hours you will receive an email with the access data to your courses on the platform.

The course is divided into 2 modules that must be carried out in the order in which they are found.

Once each module is finished, the student will be able to take the exam for that module, which will be a test type and will have one hour to do it.

To pass the exam, you must correctly answer a minimum of 60% of the questions.

After passing the exam, you can access the next module.

When all the theoretical part has been completed, the student will have to carry out a final project to put into practice all the theory studied.

Throughout the course, the student will have a tutor at their disposal to ask them about the course syllabus and its content.

Upon successful completion of the course, the student will receive a diploma issued by the IFBB.

The deadline to receive them at your home is 7 to 10 days after the course is completed and approved.

Please fill in the registration form and choose your payment option.

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The Association

The IFBB Academy Central and Southern Africa has taken hands with XFE Academy (Xtyle Fitness and and Entertainment Academy) who is accredited by the required South African local governing bodies REPSSA AND Cathsseta. 

If you are interested or require this accreditation in South Africa, please contact us direct for guidance and how you can qualify.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What and Who is Cathsseta and REPSSA?

  • Cathsseta (The Culture, Art, Tourism, Hospitality, and Sport Sector Education and Training Authority)
  • REPSSA (Registered Professional Body for the Fitness Industry)

The role of these government bodies are as follows:


Cathsseta functions and responsibilities, as set out in Chapter 3, section 10 of the Skills Development Act, 1998, are to:

  • Develop and implement a sector skills plan. The plan describes the trends in each sub-sector as well as the skills that are in demand. In addition, this plan identifies priorities for skills development.
  • Support and administer learning programmes.
  • Support the implementation of the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
  • Conduct quality assurance on learning in line with Quality Council for Trades and Occupations (QCTO) requirements.
  • Undertake Quality Assurance.
  • Cathsseta are governed by the Department of Higher Education and Training and are therefore required to report directly to the Minister as well as the Director-General of the Department of Higher Education and Training on the efficient and effective implementation of quality assurance.


REPSSA is the Registered Professional Body for the Fitness Industry which recognises qualifications and expertise.

All accredited Health and Fitness Educational Institutions must be registered with REPSSA for quality assurance. In order for an Educational Institution to become an accepted affiliate of REPSSA and be able to register their students as members, they must be accredited with CATHSSETA and follow the SAQA NQF or Higher level framework.

REPSSA ensure constant up skilling for/of Exercise Professionals. One of their key functions is to provide a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure they meet the International health and fitness industry’s standards.

These standards set an international benchmark.

REPSSA provides:

  • Assurance and confidence to consumers, employers and Exercise Professionals that all registered Exercise Professionals are appropriately qualified and have the knowledge, competence and skills to perform specific roles.
  • REPSSA members are acknowledged for their professionalism, their adherence to the industry’s standards and their on-going education.
  • REPSSA Members are bound by a Code of Ethical Conduct
  • REPSSA members uphold appropriate insurance & First Aid.

In order to remain on the Register, members must continue to meet the standards that are set for their profession through Continual Professional Development (CPD)

REPSSA is operated by a Board of governance.

The function of the Board is to ensure that strategic decisions are made and standards adhered to.

Muscle & Health Southern Africa will include 1 year subscription (6 issues) to all registered and paid in full students.  For more information about the magazine click here 
IFBB Academy Central and Southern Africa has taken hands with Halcyon and Vanguard and is proud to confirm all students will qualify for a 1 year Professional Indemnity Cover once you complete any of the IFBB Academy courses successfully.  This is only available to South African students. 

For more information about the Halcyon and Vanguard
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