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

RT: Resistance Trainer - ZM (F20)

  • 10 Oct 2020
  • 10:00 AM
  • 17 Oct 2020
  • 5:00 PM
  • online via Zoom


  • 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 on September 25th, 2020 to allow time to order text books***

*The exam is NOT written during the course*

Exams can be written on provincial exam days in January and June, or students can book a 1-on-1 exam with an NSFA proctor to write at any time.

**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: October 10th and 17th

Time: 10:00am-5:00pm

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.  Payment must be received before the course begins.

Course Conductor(s): Terri Roberts & Susan Hardiman

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

Venue: ZOOM video platform.  You will need a webcam with video and audio enabled.

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.  NO certifications will be issued without ET and 1st Aid/CPR completed.

Normally we book a Provincial Exam Day in January and June every year for students to write any NSFA exam.  Due to COVID-19 we don't know yet if we can hold those days.  We will therefore be doing everyone's exams by private proctoring via Zoom until we can resume in-person exams.   A session with an exam proctor can be booked after your course is finished.

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

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