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The Nova Scotia Fitness Association is a non-profit organization.

For course descriptions and full certification requirements, please see our Certifications page.


*Please note: Our Fall 2017 PT course is FULL.  The next scheduled course will be in the Spring of 2018.  Please check back in December 2017 for exact dates.*


NSFA doesn't offer any online certifications. If you wish to complete the Exercise Theory Course via distance education please purchase the course through the Manitoba Fitness Council via this link  https://manitobafitnesscouncil.ca/product/exercise-theory-distance-education-package/. To complete this course you must write and pass the Exercise Theory exam through the NSFA. You can arrange to do so by emailing info@nsfitness.ca. Please note a $25 exam fee will apply.

Upcoming events

    • 13 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • 22 Oct 2017
    • 5:00 PM
    • Private Location in Cole Harbour
    • 0
    Registration is closed

     Personal Trainer’s Course

     

     

    Limited seating - 6 participants only, registration must be received and paid in full no later than October 6, 2017 to secure your spot!

    NSFA is proud to offer the Personal trainer’s course this fall.  This course will run over two weekends. 

     Dates:

    Oct 13 : 5pm – 9pm 
    Oct.14: 9 am – 4pm
    Oct. 15: 9am - 4pm

    Oct. 20: 5pm-9pm
    Oct. 21: 9am-5pm
    Oct. 22: 9am-12pm - Written exam will begin at 1pm, this exam is 3 hours.

    Location: HRM (Private location in Cole Harbour with field trips to gyms within HRM)

       YOU MUST BE ABLE ATTEND ALL CLASSES
     

    Practical exam: You will be required to find a client and arrange a time with them for your practical exam.  The instructor has a gym in her home and will allow the practical exam to be conducted in her home.  If you wish to have the exam in a gym that you are more familiar with, you will be responsible for all fees that are incurred for using the space.                                           

    Pre-requisites You must be current in at least one of these certificates:

    • 1.       NSFA  RTL
    • 2.       NSFA GEL
    • 3.       NSFA OAL

     You will also be require to provide proof of 20 hours of “on floor” experience.  This form will be provided to you and must be completed by your supervisor prior to the start of the course.  If you are self-employed we will accept proof of classes taught.

    At the end of the personal trainer’s course you will be required to write a written exam and have a practical exam.  NEW REQUIREMENT :  You will also be required to present 10 written programs in a log format to show diversity in your skill set.  You will have six months after the completion of the course to complete the log.  You will NOT receive your Personal trainer’s certificate until the log is completed.

    Once you have signed up and paid for the course, you will be sent the course package, which will include : The at home study package, The supervisor’s form,  and The Personal Trainer’s log book.

    Text book: We will be using the same text book as the RTL course:  Weight Training Steps to Success.  If you do not already have this book, it can be ordered on Amazon.

    All questions can be forwarded to Susan Hardiman :  susan@nsfitness.ca

     

     

    • 14 Oct 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 21 Oct 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU)
    • 2
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    Exercise Theory (ET)


    Registration closes 1 week before the course begins

    This is the pre-requisite module in the Nova Scotia Fitness Association’s (NSFA) Certification Program. This course covers the Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Human Movement (Biomechanics), Nutrition, Safety and Legal Liability required to successfully complete the course work, and to work in the exercise industry with one of our specialization certificates.

    Date: October 14th, 15th & 21st, 2017

    Time: 10:00am-6:00pm

    Fee: $300.00
    Fee includes: manuals, materials, exams, certification, insurance, and NSFA/NFLA  membership.

    Course Conductor(s): Terri Roberts & Linda Donnelly

    Venue: 123 Evaristus Hall
    MSVU (Mount St. Vincent University)

    Rosaria Student Centre

    166 Beford Highway, Halifax

    http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/aboutus/emergencyproceduresguide/campusmap.aspx
    • 28 Oct 2017
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Mount St. Vincent University
    Register

    At MSVU, Oct 28/17.  9:00am to noon

    MSVU: McCain room 105-106

    Presenter : Lauri Di Guilio 

    Topic: Balance vs. Proprioception

    Balance and proprioception may be related but they are not the same. Do you bring these skills into your classes/training? Are you unknowingly putting your clients at a disadvantage by using techniques that eliminate their ability to earn good balance and proprioception? In this lecture, we will explore the emerging research related to improving balance and proprioception. We will discuss training tools like BOSU balls, balance boards and foam pads and what affects they really have on improving balance and performance. We will discuss the physiology of the feet and the role small nerves play in making us aware of the ground beneath us, and allowing for proprioception. We will go through some simple drills to help you bring proprioceptive and balance work into your classes and training sessions. 


     

    • 18 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 19 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    Register

    Group Exercise Leader (GEL)


    Registration closes: November 10, 2017

    The program focuses on the components of your fitness class, use of music, cueing, teaching methods, choreography and leadership skills. In addition to basic floor aerobics, students will also receive specialization training in the use of portable equipment for group exercise classes.

    Date: November 18 & 19, 2017

    Time: 10:00am-6:00pm

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

    Course Conductor(s): Terri Roberts & Melissa Millar

    Venue: 123 Evaristus Hall

    MSVU  (Mount  St. Vincent University)

    Rosaria Student Centre

    166 Beford Highway, Halifax

    http://www.msvu.ca/en/home/aboutus/emergencyproceduresguide/campusmap.aspx

     

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    • 25 Nov 2017
    • 10:00 AM
    • 26 Nov 2017
    • 6:00 PM
    • St. Mary's University (SMU), Halifax
    Register

    Resistance Trainer (RT)

    The program focuses on use of equipment and exercises, safety, exercise precautions, exercise technique, training methods and program design.


    Date: November 25 & 26, 2017

    Time: 10:00am-6:00pm

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

    Course Conductor(s): Terri Roberts & Susan Hardiman

    Venue:

    The Homburg Centre for Health & Wellness

    St. Mary's University (SMU)

    923 Robie Street, Halifax

    http://www.smu.ca/campus-life/smufit-homburg-centre.html

     

     

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