Resistance Trainer (RT)
Learn to teach individuals or groups in the weight room or weight training classes.
***Please Note: registration will close on April 15th, 2022 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.
Dates & Times:
Wednesday April 27th, 6:00-8:30pm, via ZOOM
Wednesday May 4th, 6:00-8:30pm, via ZOOM
Saturday, May 14th, 9:00am-5:00pm at Captain Spry Recreation Centre, Halifax
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: for the ZOOM sessions you will need a webcam with video and audio enabled. For the in-person portion, please wear workout clothes and bring indoor-only sneakers.
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.