Fitness Leadership 11

Nova Scotia High School Credit

 Dear Students (& Parents),

 As of 2020, the Department of Education has changed the curriculum for FL11 and it is no longer based on the NSFA curriculum.  In the past this course was intended to lead directly to fitness leader credentialing.  That is no longer the case.  Please see the new course description for the exact wording of the new purpose of this course.

  If you're still interested in being credentialed you are welcome to take our courses or challenge our exams.  If you are aged 16 to 18 you can write our national exam for ET and do the written & practical exams for the other course(s) of your choice, just like any adult can.  Successful completion of these along with a 1st Aid & CPR certificate will give you the designation of "Youth Fitness Leader" (YFL) plus the title of whichever certificate you complete.  If you'd like to book an exam or evaluation, please contact our Exams & Evaluations Coordinator, Stacey, at  Your annual membership to the NSFA as a YFL is only $10 for the year. When you turn 19 we will upgrade you to a regular member and you will be required to pay the full $85/year fee. 

 While the high school course you take might cover the knowledge required to pass our national exams, there is no guarantee that each individual high school teacher will cover all the necessary material. Also, please be aware that the pass mark is 80% for all of our written & practical exams, not the 50% required to pass high school courses. 

 We caution you that while you can take our courses and exams as a high school student, you cannot be insured and therefore fully qualified to teach/train clients on your own, until you turn 19 years old.  Anyone under 19 will require an adult to be responsible for them and their clients while teaching.  We and our insurer cannot provide insurance of any kind for anyone who is under 19.  You are welcome to search for an insurance company who will insure you under the age of majority but the likelihood of finding one is very small. 

 Dear Teachers,

The SCO's for Fitness Leadership 11 are no longer based on the NSFA curriculum or the national Fitness Leadership Canada standards on which our curriculum is based.

In the past students were invited to take our exams after completing FL11, and like anyone they can still challenge our exams for $30 per exam, however you're no longer directed to teach specifically for this goal.

The new SCO (2020) document is here.

Please contact our Chair, Terri Roberts ( who is also a licensed high school teacher, if you require further clarification. 

Please Note:  

We, the NSFA, are a professional association of exercise educators who set & maintain our industry's teaching standards.  The NSFA is not branch of the provincial government and our involvement with this course was strictly as a courtesy at their discretion.  We are not in regular contact with the Department of Education's Phys Ed authority nor do we have any authority over them, or their administrative or their decision making processes.  If you have any concerns about this course you must contact the Department of Education directly.



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

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

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