- Apply to Fitness NB for acceptance to be recognized as a Fitness NB Exercise Theory Course Conductor
- A Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education with a concentration in Exercise Science; a Kinesiology degree or an Exercise Science degree.
** Individuals with diplomas that include similar course work from other institutions (ie. Colleges, massage therapy etc.) may apply to FNB for recognition as an ET course conductor.
- Minimum of 5 years experience in the fitness field specifically related to Personal Fitness Training (with supporting documentation).
- Current CPR level C certification within the current fiscal year.
- Current Standard First Aid certificate.
- 100% participation in the FNB process to become an FNB ET Course Conductor as follows:
- Observe an FNB ET course in its entirety from the perspective of a Course Conductor to become familiar with the course material. In some instances, the candidate may have previous teaching experience and start with step 2 below.
- Facilitate portions of the ET Depending on the experience of the candidate, this may involve incremental degrees of participation.
- Full recognition as an FNB ET course conductor will depend on a successful evaluation during the required co-facilitation(s).
- It is with the understanding that all course conductor candidates will volunteer their time during the training and evaluation process.
If the individual holds all of the pre-requisites as outlined above, and is a current ET Course Conductor with another FNB recognized training association such as; but not limited to, NFLA provincial partners, The YMCA/YWCA.
Full recognition to transfer directly as an FNB ET course conductor may depend on a successful observation during the first course conducted.
FNB ET Course Conductor Renewal Requirements
- Obtain six CEC’s annually
- Teach a minimum of 25% of an ET course at least once every two years.
If it is not possible to teach or co-teach an ET in a two-year period due to lack of course opportunities, FNB will accept for that period any one of the following:
- Delivering a workshop developed and offered by the course conductor that would include a review of general skills or a new skill relative to personal training.
- Attendance at an FNB Training for Trainers day or an FNB approved professional development day. The educational credits for these option(s) credited towards his/her CEC requirement
- Complete a minimum of 60 minutes annually of professional development that will enhance his/her teaching skills or bring benefit to the FNB ET courses. This information must be research based and relative to the field of exercise science/health or wellbeing.
If any or all of the renewal requirements have not been met, the status of the course conductor becomes invalid and he/she will not be eligible to conduct FNB ET courses.
All course conductors will receive an update of the status of their renewal requirements prior to and post renewal. If the course conductor wishes to maintain his/her status arrangements can be made through the office in consultation with the ED as to the appropriate amount of time, required to meet any outstanding requirements.
Full recognition as a Fitness NB Course Conductor will depend on a successful evaluation during the required