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

RT: Resistance Trainer - ZM (F22)

  • 16 Nov 2022
  • 6:30 PM
  • 10 Dec 2022
  • 3:30 PM
  • online via Zoom & MSVU


  • student in the Resistance Trainer certification course

Resistance Trainer (RT)

Learn to teach individuals or groups in the weight room or weight training classes.

*The exam is NOT written during the course*

**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.


 Zoom  Wednesday November 16, 2022 6:30 to 8:30pm
 Zoom  Wednesday November 23, 2022 6:30 to 8:30pm
 Zoom  Wednesday November 30, 2022 6:30 to 8:30pm
 In-person @ MSVU  Saturday December 10, 2022 9:00am to 5:00pm

The in-person day will be held at Mount St. Vincent University.

Fee: $250.00
Fee includes: manuals, materials, exams, certification, insurance, and NSFA  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

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.

We book a Provincial Exam Day in January and June every year for students to write any NSFA exam at Mount St. Vincent University.  If you cannot attend either of those exam dates, a 1-on-1 session with an exam proctor can be booked after your course is finished. We can also do exams online via zoom if we do not have an exam proctor in your area.

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

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