Foundations in physical activity and exercise course


The Fitness Alberta Foundations in physical activity and exercise course (formerly exercise theory course) covers basic fitness principles such as anatomy, physiology, movement mechanics, training and conditioning, nutrition and leadership. Foundations in physical activity and exercise is a 24-hour course and prerequisite to all other Fitness Alberta® certification courses. All Foundations in physical activity and exercise are taught by qualified and certified Fitness Alberta® Trainer-educators.

We offer this course through distance education and in-person.

Distance course

The distance course is asynchronous and designed to allow participants to work through independent study over a 12-week period. Non-graded assignments are provided throughout the course to support your work through the material. Feedback is provided to all participants and individual consultation with students is available by request. The instructor is also available for scheduled office time one hour a week. 

In-person course 

The in-person course is offered at approved agencies across Alberta. Course dates and times are scheduled according to the instructor's and facility's space availability.

Choose the option that works best for you.

Foundations in physical activity and exercise Fitness Alberta distance course September 1 - October 31 2022

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Cost
$264

Contact
Fitness Alberta
info@aflca.ca

The Fitness Alberta Foundations distance education course is designed asynchronously to allow participants to work through the Exercise Theory Manual through independent study and on their own time. This course takes up to two months to complete from its start date.

Purchase course

Register by August 21, 2022

Foundations in physical activity and exercise Lethbridge College September 14 - October 19 2022

Lethbridge, AB

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Cost
$264.00

Contact
LETHBRIDGE COLLEGE
403 382-6919
caylee.vogel@lethbridgecollege.ca

The Foundations in Physical Activity & Exercise course is the prerequisite to all specialization courses. Please contact the agency directly to register for this course.

Register with our agency partner

Register by September 4, 2022

Foundations in physical activity & exercise The Academy September 16-18 2022

Calgary, AB

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Cost
$320.00

Contact
The Academy - Heaven's Fitness
403 263-3113
education@heavensfitness.com

The Foundations in Physical Activity & Exercise course is the prerequisite to all specialization courses. Please contact the agency directly to register for this course.

Register with our agency partner

Register by August 29, 2022

Foundations in physical activity and exercise City of Calgary September 19-October 5 2022

Calgary, AB

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Cost
$273.00

Contact
City of Calgary - Parks and Recreation
(403) 801-7366
gennie.liu@calgary.ca

The Foundations in Physical Activity & Exercise course is the prerequisite to all specialization courses. Please contact the agency directly to register for this course. Web Visible: August 4, 2022 Registration Start Date: August 10, 2022 Course Barcode #64076

Register with our agency partner

Register by September 9, 2022

Foundations in physical activity and exercise Fitness Alberta distance course October 1 - November 30 2022

Date

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Cost
$264

Contact
Fitness Alberta
info@aflca.ca

The Fitness Alberta Foundations distance education course is designed asynchronously to allow participants to work through the Exercise Theory Manual through independent study and on their own time. This course takes up to two months to complete from its start date.

Purchase course

Register by September 21, 2022

Foundations in physical activity and exercise TransAlta TriLeisure October 14-16 2022

Spruce Grove, AB

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Cost
$270.00

Contact
TransAlta Tri Leisure Centre
(780) 948-3205
dmckean@trileisure.com

The Foundations in Physical Activity & Exercise course is the prerequisite to all specialization courses. Please contact the agency directly to register for this course.

Register

Register by October 3, 2022

Foundations in physical activity and exercise Fitness Alberta distance course November 1 - December 31 2022

Date

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Cost
$264

Contact
Fitness Alberta
info@aflca.ca

The Fitness Alberta Foundations distance education course is designed asynchronously to allow participants to work through the Exercise Theory Manual through independent study and on their own time. This course takes up to two months to complete from its start date.

Purchase course

Register by October 21, 2022

Foundations in physical activity and exercise The Academy November 4-6 2022

Calgary, AB

Date

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Cost
$264

Contact
The Academy - Heaven's Fitness
403 263-3113
education@heavensfitness.com

The Foundations in Physical Activity & Exercise course is the prerequisite to all specialization courses. Please contact the agency directly to register for this course.

Register with our agency partner

Register by October 24, 2022

Foundations in physical activity and exercise Fitness Alberta distance course December 1 2022 - January 31 2023

Date

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Cost
$264

Contact
Fitness Alberta
info@aflca.ca

The Fitness Alberta Foundations distance education course is designed asynchronously to allow participants to work through the Exercise Theory Manual through independent study and on their own time. This course takes up to two months to complete from its start date.

Purchase course

Register by November 20, 2022