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.