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ET: Exercise Theory (MSVU S23)

  • 24 Apr 2023
  • 6:00 PM
  • 15 May 2023
  • 8:30 PM
  • In person @ Mount St Vincent University
  • 5


Exercise Theory (ET)

Learn the technical knowledge required for all NSFA/FLC teaching certificates.

This is the pre-requisite module in the Nova Scotia Fitness Association’s (NSFA) Certification Program. This course covers the Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Bio-mechanics, Nutrition, Safety and Legal Liability required to successfully complete the course work, and to work in the exercise industry with one of our specialization certificates.


Classroom at MSVU to be announced later.

MSVU campus
Monday April 24, 2023
MSVU campus
Monday May 1, 2023
MSVU campus
Monday May 8, 2023
MSVU campus
Monday May 15, 2023

Fee: $300.00
Fee includes: manuals, materials, exams, and NSFA  Associate Membership for 1 year. ***Please fill in your full mailing address if you're outside of the Halifax area so we can mail your manuals to you.

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 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

(See our course conductor's bios here:

Exams: 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.

Please note:

- Registration closes 10 days before the course begins to allow time for shipping text books

- This course is 4 evenings (2.5hrs each) for 4 weeks in person at Mount St. Vincent University.

- The exam is NOT written during the course.

- This course is required for the completion of all fitness teaching certificates. It is not a certificate to teach by itself.

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

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