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Join the NSFA today! Help support the cause to educate and promote exercise, fitness and good health in the province of Nova Scotia. Find out more about Membership Benefits  Read More »


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Welcome to The NSFA!

Call For Presenters!

The annual Exercise Leadership Summit 2019 (#ELS19) will be held on April 13th, 2019 at Mount St. Vincent University.  We are currently looking for presenters.  Sessions are 1 hour and 15 minutes, and there is a small honorarium for presenting.  Please email our PR Director, Kaycie Lane at kaycie@nsfitness.ca to pitch your session ideas.  Decisions will be made in early March, 2019.


From The National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada (NFLA) - our national board - we have the results of the 1st survey of Canadian Exercise Educators on the biggest trends we saw in our gyms and classes in 2018. The top 8 trends are shown in the infographic below.  Please click on this press release for full details on what each of these trends represents.

Looking for a Registered Exercise Professional in Nova Scotia? 
Check out our Provincial Registry!

Certification starts as low as $550.00

***For our current courses and workshops please visit our Events page***

We acknowledge that we are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.

مرحباً بكم في رابطة نوڤا سكوشا للياقة البدنية.

برامجنا التعلمية معتمدة، كما اننا نقوم بورش عمل للتعليم المستمر. نقوم بعمل مؤتمرات كل عام للتثقيف حول اللياقة البدنية. نوفر تأمين صحي لحماية الطلاب خلال تواجدهم في أماكن الدراسة. برامج رابطة نوڤا سكوشا للياقة معتمدة في جميع انحاء كندا مما يجعل الامر سهل في تحويل ساعات الدراسة الى رابطة أخرى في مقاطعة إقليمية مُختلفة. برامجنا التعليمية معتمدة على النطاق الدولي ايضاً.

The NSFA was formed in 1989 to provide Nova Scotians with a clear standard for evaluating the quality of fitness leadership in the province and to promote professionalism in the industry. As a not-for-profit organization, the NSFA is an unbiased source of fitness education and certification. We teach certification courses, offer continuing education workshops and an annual conference, provide insurance and liaise with national and international exercise registries on behalf of our members.

The NSFA is a member of the National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA) of Canada. The National Fitness Leadership Alliance of Canada is a partnership of not-for-profit organizations dedicated to the advancement of exercise accreditation and leadership. NFLA Canada is dedicated to the promotion of active living for all Canadians. We do this by providing a variety of community-based services, education, accreditation and an unbiased transparent and standardized registration program to exercise professionals. NFLA represents Canadian exercise professionals in The International Confederation of Registers of Exercise Professionals (ICREPs)  which is an international partnership between organizations responsible for registration of exercise professionals around the world.

NSFA certifications are recognized nationally and are transferable to any province/territory in Canada.  They are transferable internationally to fellow ICREPS member nations.  Please visit our Colleagues & Sponsors page for more information and links to NFLA & ICREPS.   All Regular members of the NSFA are transferable within the NFLA & ICREPS. NSFA Associate members are not transferable as they do not have NSFA certifications.




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