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RT: Resistance Trainer - MSVU (S2020)

  • 23 May 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 24 May 2020
  • 6:00 PM
  • Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU, Halifax)


  • student in the Resistance Trainer certification course

***Postponement:  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this course is postponed until further notice.  We are working on finding new dates, some time after June 1st, 2020.  Those currently registered will be contacted directly regarding refunds.***

Resistance Trainer (RT)

Learn to teach individuals or groups in the weight room or weight training classes.

***Please Note: registration will close 3 weeks (May 2, 2020) before the course to allow time to order text books***

*The exam is NOT written during the course. The provincial exam day for the Spring term students will be in June 2020 at MSVU.

**Please note, all students in RT must also complete Exercise Theory and have a current 1st Aid & CPR certificate before this certification will be issued.**

The program focuses on use of equipment and exercises, safety, exercise precautions, exercise technique, training methods and program design.  Students completing this certificate will be qualified to do basic fitness training with clients who do not present any major health problems.  RT's can train 1-on-1 (i.e. personal training) and can teach non-music, non-dance based fitness classes such as small group resistance training, circuit training, bootcamps, and HIIT classes.

Date: May 23 & 24, 2020

Time: 10:00am-6:00pm

Fee: $250.00
Fee includes: manuals, materials, exams, certification, insurance, and NSFA/NFLA  membership (1 year).

Payment:  You can pay online via PayPal (this website will take you to the PayPal interface when you complete the registration information) or you can pay by cash or cheque. The NSFA does not accept any credit cards or e-transfers.

Course Conductor(s): Terri Roberts

For course conductor biographies, please see our Staff & Board page.


Rosaria Centre, MSVU  (Mount  St. Vincent University)

166 Bedford Highway, Halifax



Room: Rosaria 212

Exams: A written and practical exam are required to complete this course. Full certification also requires completion of Exercise Theory and a 1st Aid & CPR certificate. All NSFA written exams for Spring courses will be done at the end of June 2020 (date to be confirmed) in Halifax at Mount St. Vincent University. If you cannot write at that time or location, a private exam proctor can be arranged for you. Practicals will be arranged between the student and the course conductor.

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

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