Please note:

 *Anyone attending in-person courses/events will be required attend according to whatever COVID-19 restrictions are in place at the time and/or that the venue requires*

 Aqua fitness (AEL) and 'spin' (ICE) are coming as soon as we can confirm the space - these 2 courses are entirely in-person due to equipment/space needs and are therefore difficult to book right now due to covid regulations. We ask you to please be patient for a few more weeks while the infection numbers are fluctuating. 

  Any courses currently planned are subject to COVID-19 restrictions. Should a course have to be cancelled a full refund will be given to all who registered and paid. Please see our Refund Policy for further information.

  We take payments via cheque or PayPal only.  If you are unfamiliar with how to use PayPal you can see their tutorials on the PayPal YouTube channel. If you are mailing a cheque our address is at the bottom of this, and every, page.

  For courses & events held via Zoom please make sure your Zoom account, camera set-up etc. is in place before the event/course starts. If you are new to Zoom you can find tutorials on the Zoom YouTube channel.

  If a course you want is full please add yourself to the wait list (the wait list option will be visible when you try to register). Many times people de-register before the course begins allowing wait listed students to get in. If a course has a significant wait list we will also look at putting on an additional offering of that course or we will attempt to find a larger venue.

 Thank you for your understanding and patience during this unusual time,

 NSFA

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

Please click the "Show details" link under each course to see the full dates, time, location, & price.

For course descriptions and full certification requirements, including a free checklist for each certification, please see our Certifications page. 

NSFA courses may be taken in any order, but all of the courses required for each certification must complete (including passing all exams) before the certification will be issued. 

If you wish to complete the Exercise Theory Course via self-directed distance education please purchase the course through the Manitoba Fitness Council at this link.

To complete this course you must write and pass the national Exercise Theory exam. MFC is our partner organization in the NFLA so the content is the same & we all use the same national exam.  You can arrange your exam by emailing exams@nsfitness.ca. Please note a $30 exam fee will apply.

Upcoming events

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • Mount St. Vincent University
    Register

    *NEW* 1st Annual Community Organizations Coffee & Chat!


    The NSFA welcomes any charity or non-profit to send 1 representative to this event.

    This is an informal gathering. Our purpose is:

    • to meet & network
    • share ideas & best practices
    • find opportunities to collaborate with like-minded organizations

    We are all strapped for resources, so let's all help each other! There is no obligation to anyone after this, just show up, share & learn.

    Please feel free to bring your business cards, brochures, or swag to hand out.

    Details:

    • Location Mount St. Vincent University (166 Bedford Highway)
    • Date July 23rd, 2022
    • TIme 2:00-4:00pm
    • Cost $0

    Light refreshments will be served. Please indicate any food allergies/requirements when you register. 

    Masks are required in all indoor common areas of the MSVU campus.

    Please email NSFA Executive Director Terri Roberts at terri@nsfitness.ca if you have questions.

    • 17 Sep 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 18 Sep 2022
    • 3:00 PM
    • Canada Games Centre, Halifax
    Register

    Learn to Teach Indoor Cycling (aka "spin")!


    The ICE Certification Course will give you the knowledge and skills you need to conduct a highly motivated and technically correct cycling class. This course will include an Intro to Cycling which covers bike safety and bike setup, tips on how to dress and remain comfortable while participating in a cycling class. The chapter on Cycling Basics will include body positions, bio-mechanical and alignment considerations, pedal stroke efficiency and intensity. And finally, Physiology and Class Design covers class breakdown, training principals, cycling physiology, training zones, sample class designs paired with music, and leadership.

    *Registration closes September 10th, 2022.*


    Dates:

    September 17th & 18th, 2022 

    Times:

    Saturday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Sunday: 9:00am to 3:00pm

    Location: 

    Canada Games Centre

    26 Thomas Raddall Drive, Halifax.

    Instructor: Susan Hardiman

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

    Fee: $150

    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.

    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.  COVID-permitting we will offer provincial exam days twice a year. If you prefer to write on a different date, please contact exams@nsfitness.ca to book a 1-on-1 exam with a proctor. 

    • 28 Sep 2022
    • 6:30 PM
    • 02 Nov 2022
    • 8:30 PM
    • online via Zoom
    • 13
    Register

    Exercise Theory (ET)

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


    Please note:

    - Registration closes 1 week before the course begins to allow time for shipping text books

    - This course is 6 evenings, live Via ZOOM software

    - 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.

    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.

    Dates: Wednesdays - September 28th to November 2nd, 2022

    Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm

    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, Linda Donnelley

    (See our course conductor's bios here: http://www.nsfitness.ca/Staff-&-Board)

    *Exams:  We hold a  Provincial Exam Day in January and June every year for students to write any NSFA exam.  Due to COVID-19 those days are subject to cancellation with little notice.  In case of such a cancellation, or if the Provincial Exam Day dates are not possible for you, we can offer exams by private proctoring via Zoom or in person (again, Covid permitting). A session with an exam proctor can be booked after your course is finished.

Past events

25 Jun 2022 Summer Provincial Exam Day (MSVU S22)
18 Jun 2022 ICE - Indoor Cycling Exercise Leader (CGCS22)
27 Apr 2022 RT: Resistance Trainer - ZM (F21)
23 Apr 2022 ELS22: Exercise Leadership Summit 2022
09 Mar 2022 ET: Exercise Theory (ZM W22)
09 Feb 2022 GEL: Group Exercise Leader - (ZM W22)
29 Jan 2022 Provincial Exam Day (MSVU W22)
12 Jan 2022 OAL - Older Adult Leader (ZM W22)
10 Dec 2021 AEL: Aqua Exercise Leader Course (CS W21)
27 Nov 2021 ICE - Indoor Cycling Exercise Leader (PW F21)
06 Oct 2021 ET: Exercise Theory (ZM F21)
29 May 2021 Exercise Leadership Summit 2021 - Part 2
04 May 2021 ET: Exercise Theory - ZM (S21)
25 Apr 2021 Exercise Leadership Summit 2021 - Part 1
24 Apr 2021 Annual Members' Forum Day (ZmSp21)
09 Apr 2021 AEL: Aqua Exercise Leader Course (CS W21)
24 Mar 2021 GEL: Group Exercise Leader -ZM (W21)
20 Mar 2021 RT: Resistance Trainer - ZM (W21)
02 Feb 2021 ET: Exercise Theory - ZM (W21)
20 Nov 2020 PT: Personal Trainer (ZM Fall 2020)
24 Oct 2020 2020 Virtual Exercise Summit
10 Oct 2020 RT: Resistance Trainer - ZM (F20)
07 Oct 2020 GEL: Group Exercise Leader -ZM (F20)
08 Sep 2020 ET: Exercise Theory - ZM (F20)
26 Jul 2020 CEC - Virtual Teaching 101 (Sm20)
22 Jul 2020 CEC - Virtual Teaching 101 (Sm20)
27 May 2020 Virtual Teaching 101 CEC
04 Apr 2020 Older Adult Leader (NSCC S20) CANCELLED
28 Mar 2020 ET: Exercise Theory - MSVU (S20)
29 Feb 2020 Kettlebell Workshop CGC2020
25 Jan 2020 Provincial Exam Day (MSVU W20)
11 Jan 2020 ICE at Dalplex (DP W20)
07 Dec 2019 Barre Workshop - Halifax (PWW19)
23 Nov 2019 OAL - Older Adult Leader (NSCC F19)
16 Nov 2019 Brunch - 5th Annual NSFA Fall Brunch (MSVU F19)
08 Nov 2019 AEL: Aqua Exercise Leader Course (DP F19)
02 Nov 2019 RT: Resistance Trainer - MSVU (F19)
26 Oct 2019 MBL - Mind & Body Leadership Course (PW F19)
05 Oct 2019 GEL: Group Exercise Leader - MSVU (F19)
28 Sep 2019 ICE - Indoor Cycling Exercise Leader (RECC F19)
20 Sep 2019 PT: Personal Trainer Course (CHP F19)
14 Sep 2019 Barre Workshop - Halifax (PWF19)
07 Sep 2019 ET: Exercise Theory - MSVU (F19)
22 Jun 2019 Provincial Exam Day (MSVU S19)
04 May 2019 MBL - Mind & Body Leadership Course (PW S19)
13 Apr 2019 ELS19: Exercise Leadership Summit
16 Mar 2019 RT: Resistance Trainer - MSVU W19
08 Feb 2019 OAL: Older Adult Fitness Leadership - Truro F18
02 Feb 2019 GEL: Group Exercise Leader - MSVU W19
26 Jan 2019 Provincial Exam Day (MSVU W19)
01 Dec 2018 ICE - Indoor Cycling Exercise Leader (Purdy's F18;2)
18 Nov 2018 Brunch - 4th Annual NSFA Fall Brunch (MSVU F18)
03 Nov 2018 RT: Resistance Trainer - MSVU F18
27 Oct 2018 ICE - Indoor Cycling Exercise Leader (Purdy's F18;1)
13 Oct 2018 GEL: Group Exercise Leader - MSVU F18
22 Sep 2018 ET: Exercise Theory - MSVU F18
30 Jun 2018 Provincial Exam Day (Spring 2018)
16 Jun 2018 OAL: Older Adult Exercise Leader S18
26 May 2018 RT: Resistance Trainer - MSVU S18
05 May 2018 GEL: Group Exercise Leader - MSVU S18
27 Apr 2018 PT: Personal Trainer Course S18
21 Apr 2018 Spring 2018 CPR Recert
21 Apr 2018 Exercise Leadership Summit #ELS18
17 Mar 2018 ET: Exercise Theory - MSVU S18
25 Nov 2017 RT: Resistance Trainer - SMU F17
18 Nov 2017 GEL: Group Exercise Leader - MSVU F17
28 Oct 2017 3rd Annual NSFA Fall Brunch
14 Oct 2017 ET: Exercise Theory - MSVU F17
13 Oct 2017 Personal Trainer Course
06 May 2017 GEL: Group Exercise Leader Course (CHP)
29 Apr 2017 OAL: Older Adult Exercise Leader Course
22 Apr 2017 Exercise Leadership Summit #ELS17
25 Mar 2017 ET: Exercise Theory Course (CHP)
12 Mar 2017 NSFA T-Shirts and Coffee Mugs for sale!
05 Mar 2017 CPR re-cert (March 2017)
27 Nov 2016 The 2nd Annual Fall Brunch
26 Nov 2016 RTL: Resistance Training Leader Course (CHP)
12 Nov 2016 GEL: Group Exercise Leader Course (CHP)
22 Oct 2016 ET: Exercise Theory Course (CHP)
30 Sep 2016 ET: Exercise Theory Course (RECC)
28 May 2016 T4T - Training 4 Trainers (Course Conductors' PD Day)
16 Apr 2016 CPR Re-cert (Lifesaving Society)
16 Apr 2016 Exercise Leadership Summit 2016 (ELS'16)
20 Feb 2016 SFIC: Senior's Fitness Instructor Course
30 Jan 2016 ET: Exercise Theory Course
21 Nov 2015 Fall Brunch 'N' Learn

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