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Sports Science Specialists

#Masterclasses | #Lectures | #Q&A's | #Mythbusters | #ShortCourses

The SSISA Academy educational content has been created with the athlete, student and clinician in mind. Our  offerings include Research Applied Masterclasses, Lectures, Skillboosters, Q&A's, Mythbusters and Toolkits which are all available to you when subscribing.

We also offer Online Short Courses which have been developed by experts in their respective fields within the sports science industry. Our Online Short Courses are stand alone offerings and are not a part of the monthly subscription.

You can look forward to receiving up to 20 new talks monthly when subscribing to SSISA Academy.

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Online Short Courses

Hours of Content

If you are practising skills

If there's something the Sports Science Institute specialises in, it's athlete training  and development. We cater specific content to enhance knowledge and performance for endurance athletes.

If you are learning skills

Working closely with the ESSM (Exercise Science and Sports Medicine) faculty at the University of Cape Town,  we  make sure you keep abreast of the latest findings in the sports science field.

If you are sharing skills

As professionals in the health care industry, it's vital to stay relevant with the developments in the field. Gather CPD points with ongoing lectures and workshops with industry experts, from all around the globe.
Not just anyone...

Pundit Panel

Dr Mike Posthumus

Former Head of the High Performance Centre at SSISA, Dr Posthumus is a cycling coach at Science2Sport and is a professional mountain biker.

Dr Dale Rae

Leading sleep scientists Dr Rae practices out of the University of Cape Town's Exercise Science and Sports Medicine faculty.

Ciara Botha

Ciara is a biokineticist at the High Performance Centre at the Sports Science Institute.

John Kiley

John Kiely is an Irish hurling manager and former selector, Gaelic footballer and hurler who is the current manager of the Limerick senior hurling team.

Rodet Yila

Senior biokineticist at the High Performance Centre at SSISA, Rodet is also the lead strength and conditioning coach  for the Cape Town Spurs FC team.

David Leith

David has his masters in sports science and works in the High Performance Centre at the Sports Science Institute.

Join SSISA Academy

Monthly Subscription

Our monthly subscription is digestible content developed to appeal to clinicians,  students and athletes, you can expect to receive up to 20 pieces of new content monthly, delivered by the best in the field.

  • Q&A's
  • Lectures
  • Mythbusters
  • Skillboosters
  • Toolkits
  • Masterclasses

Online Short Courses

Individually priced
Purchase any of our short courses to enhance your knowledge and performance. Our online short courses are an accumulation of content delivered by experts in their respective fields.

  • Nutrition Reconsidered
  • Optimise Your Sleep
  • The Essentials of Cycling Physiology and Coaching
  • Endurance Running Training Essentials and Programme Design
  • Swimming Training Essentials and Programme Design
  • The Role of Movement in Childhood Development and Health
  • Periodisation of Football Conditioning and Fitness Testing

Learn More About SSISA


SSISA Fitness Centre

SSISA has the state of the art facilities that compete with premium gyms nationally, SSISA is based in Newlands, Cape Town, coupled with an array of group classes, SSISA has a team of highly skilled biokineticists to help you along your fitness journey.

SSISA High Performance Centre

The High Performance Centre (HPC) is equipped with the latest technology and highly qualified experts to  enhance athlete performance through strength and conditioning. The HPC team at SSISA have worked with some of the world's best athletes including Team UAE Emirates who won the Tour de France (2020 & 2021),  South African Paralympions, and international sports teams.

SSISA Education Hub

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa's Education Hub is an accredited training provider, specialising in the latest in wellness, fitness and sports conditioning. The Education Hub offers qualifications via campus-based, distance learning or fully online learning. 

SSISA Academy is an extension of the SSISA Education Hub, striving to provide only the most relevant sports science information.

SSISA Clinical Services

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa's is home to clinical services pertaining to sporting performance and rehabilitation.

You can find dieticians, psychologists, sleep scientists, orthopaedic surgeons, the Cape Sports Medicine practice, physiotherapists and rehabilitation practice, and more.


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