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RT: Resistance Trainer - MSVU (F19)

  • 02 Nov 2019
  • 10:00 AM
  • 03 Nov 2019
  • 6:00 PM
  • Mount St. Vincent University (MSVU, Halifax)


  • student in the Resistance Trainer certification course

Registration is closed

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 fall 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:November 2 & 3, 2019

Time: 10:00am-6:00pm

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

Course Conductor(s): TBA

(See our course conductor's bios here:

Exams: A written and practical exam are required to complete this course.  All NSFA Fall term written exams will be done at the end of January 2020 (date to be confirmed) in Halifax at Mount St. Vincent University.   If you cannot write at that time a private exam proctor can be arranged for you.  Practicals will be arranged between the student and the course conductor. 


Rosaria Centre, MSVU  (Mount  St. Vincent University)

166 Bedford Highway, Halifax


Room: Rosaria 212


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