About Us

The SSISA Academy

SSISA Academy is an extension of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, dedicated to bringing you the latest in sports science developments for theoretical knowledge and practical application.

The home  of sports science

The Sports Science Institute of South Africa (SSISA) was established in 1994, since then SSISA has been at the forefront of sports science advancements by nurturing some of the worlds best industry leaders. SSISA has a long standing relationship with the Exercise Science and Sports Medicine faculty of the University of Cape Town, who are industry leaders in research and pioneering developments in the field, globally.

The SSISA Academy was founded, as the digital leg of the Sports Science Institute of South Africa, to share the expertise within the four walls of the institute and expand the knowledge nationally (and even internationally) through digital accessibility. In 2020 impact of the COVID-19 virus initiated the SSISA Academy development and within one year, the Academy attracted over 1,000 members from all over the world through online training programmes and educational based content. All content that is delivered by SSISA Academy translates the most up to date information in sports science.

Our online educational content is based on the latest exercise science research, and is provided using short courses, applied research masterclasses, lectures, myth-buster panel discussions, expert Q&As, instructional exercise programmes, 5-minute skill boosters, and toolkits.

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.

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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.