Training Provider Forum 2021 - Implementing an effective online assessment for fitness professionals

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EuropeActive hosted on Thursday, 8th April its online Training Provider Forum (TPF) to actively discuss the implementation of assessments by EuropeActive accredited training providers in relation to EuropeActive’s main educational standards. Speakers and panellists shared their knowledge, expertise and insights under the theme of ‘Effective Learner Assessment’ with the aim of raising the standards of training provision and exercise professionals across Europe.

New Virtual Coaching Specialization from NASM becomes the first Online Training Programme to receive international accreditation

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The National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), the world leader in fitness certifications, has launched a 100% online program that prepares Personal Trainers with the skills, tools, and strategies to operate a successful virtual coaching business.

2020 International Standards Meeting (ISM): Facing the New Normal Together

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On Thursday 19th November 2020, EuropeActive successfully hosted the 11th annual International Standards Meeting (ISM), our flagship event for training providers, employers, practitioners and other key stakeholders in the fitness and physical activity sector. Although this year’s ISM had to be reconfigured into a virtual format to abide by important safety measures, more than 100 participants from 27 different countries tuned in.

EuropeActive Quality Assurance Team visits Keilir Health Academy

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Keilir Health Academy, in Iceland were recently visited by Pete Davies, part of the EuropeActive verification team. The visit proved to be very successful and informative, both for Mr Davies in his role as an External Quality Assurer, and for Arnar Hafsteinsson, the Director at Keilir Health Academy. Keilir takes seriously the responsibility to ensure that they remain a fully accredited Training Provider under EuropeActive.

Professional Competencies of Fitness Instructors in Lithuania: Do they match the European Standards?

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Health and Fitness Instructors (HFIs) are the main source to convey exercise-related information to the general public. They provide information and implement counselling in exercise information, exercise prescription, clients’ fitness assessment and guidance. A study developed by the Lithuanian Sports University raised two key questions related to their Professional skills: Do Health and Fitness Instructors working in the Lithuanian industry demonstrate solid competencies, which are important or even mandatory for collaborating with the healthcare and other sectors?