Excellence in Online Education Certification

We specialise in delivering high quality, up-to-date, and engaging education that redefines the online learning experience for both aspiring and already established health and fitness professionals and fitness businesses.


NFE is a leading online health and fitness education provider in Europe. We specialise in delivering high quality, up-to-date, and engaging education that redefines the online learning experience for both aspiring and already established health and fitness professionals and fitness businesses.

We offer a range of outstanding courses including our online Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate which was developed by highly experienced and world leading experts specifically for the modern-day Personal Trainer. We also provide specialist modules in nutrition, business, and other essential skills that will help fitness professionals become more successful in niche areas that will support their careers.


“Elevate Your Wellness and Fitness Journey with Nordic Fitness Education
Empowering Lives, One Stride at a Time!”

The Gold standard of online education for entry to the fitness industry. Guaranteed to launch your career as a Certified Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer.

Transform the health, diet, and lifestyle of your clients by coaching them through scientifically-validated, real-world nutrition and food consumption behaviours.

As a Nordic Sleep Recovery Coach, you will be able to help your clients maintain and rebuild a strong daily physiological foundation that will enhance their efforts and abilities to achieve all their important goals and objectives.

Nordic Fitness Education (NFE) is seeking to invest and support both professional and national level athletes to develop their knowledge and skills in the field of fitness and personal trainer education.

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Tailor your fitness education to harmonize with your unique lifestyle.

If fixed clinics schedules don't resonate with you, relish the liberating experience of distance study, seamlessly incorporating learning into the intricate puzzle of your life's journey

Why studying with nfe is right for you

NFE obtains independent course accreditation through Europe Active which means that all our graduates hold valid qualifications that are recognised by the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs). Europe Active are recognised internationally for setting the leading standards of learning excellence within the European fitness industry. As a result of this accreditation, NFE is authorised to issue an international PT certificate that is valid across more than 30 countries.

Positively change lives

A career in the fitness industry offers you a unique opportunity to help change the physical health, wellbeing, and fitness of your clients. This will help them feel better about themselves and lead to a higher quality life thanks to the proven physiological benefits of increased fitness.

Run your own business

Being your own boss provides certain freedoms such as setting your own working hours, choosing your target market, and establishing your own business priorities. Fitness professionals can choose from a range of rewarding career options, including full employment, a personal trainer franchise, operating a fitness studio, or running an online fitness business. More experienced fitness professionals may seek to branch out into alternate career options like sports massage or strength and conditioning.

A job you can enjoy

The fitness industry is unlike any other. This is an opportunity to escape the daily grind of 9 to 5, and choose a gym, a studio, your home, or a park to become your alternative ‘office’. Enjoy an active, engaging, and rewarding job that has a 74% high satisfaction rating!

A healthy lifestyle

A career as a fitness professional really is a win-win. Not only will you feel great as a result of helping other people transform their lives, but the knowledge and skills obtained as a fitness professional will allow you to improve your own health and fitness outcomes.  

Earn income whilst travelling or studying

Whether you plan to travel the world, emigrate, or head off to university to further your studies; once qualified as a fitness professional you have a means of earning income wherever you decide to go. You could end up running exercise classes to passengers on a cruise ship, delivering personal training in a tropical country, or programming exercise for your fellow classmates in the university gym.

A supportive work environment

Imagine working in an industry where you get the support from other fitness professionals who are as passionate and energetic as you are; where you are encouraged to do your best, look your best, and feel your best. Whether you’re helping a client lose weight or recover after an injury, you will always feel like you are making a positive contribution.

Last but not least

Among the many benefits of online learning, you’ll find that NFE education allows you to enjoy a more flexible study schedule, to reduce the cost of your qualification, and it allows you the time to earn an income alongside furthering your professional education.



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Explore an unparalleled realm of knowledge with our world-class learning materials. Immerse yourself in cutting-edge resources meticulously crafted to elevate your learning experience. From insightful textbooks to interactive multimedia content, our curated collection ensures that you have access to the finest educational tools, paving the way for an enriching and comprehensive learning journey. Welcome to a world where excellence meets education


Don’t Just Take What We Say on Face Value

In the words of a few of our leading graduates, discover why training with NFE is a five-star experience.

We’re committed to ensuring that all our students receive exceptional fitness education that goes beyond simply getting a qualification. Customer satisfaction is at the heart of our training service and you can see this in the many of 5-star reviews we’ve received over the years.


It's was a great experience I've had…
It's was a great experience I've had…
Virginie-Laure VNT
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NPTC graduate
"It's was a great experience I've had with NFE. The accessibility of the courses online is amazing. What a big step in the online learning process where you don't need anymore to face an auditorium and be constantly present especially if you have the profile of traveling a lot and moving constantly. The tutors are always great listeners and teachers. The administrative team supportes as much as possible in the practicalities. They do put a lot of energy and work on the IT support and also on the know how. The practical videos are well made and I would recommend 100% NFE for the experience of learning new things and especially by distance! If you want to change career, in one click it's possible whilst more than a decade ago it was not. Bravo !."
Geir Markusson
Geir Markusson
MSc Leading Nutritionist, Iceland
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NPTC graduate
"Comprehensive, professional, interesting, and 100% online study. You can control your valuable time and study anywhere and anytime. I can recommend it to anyone interested in fitness and health and wants to help and motivate individuals to a healthier lifestyle."
Fiona Brown, professional footballer
Fiona Brown, professional footballer
FC Rosengård and Scottish national team
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NPTC graduate
“I thoroughly enjoyed my experience during this course. I felt the content was very detailed but so interesting and relatable to both sporting performance and all levels of training. I felt well equipped to go out and hold my own in the personal training and gym environment because of the assessments and information I had received! I would recommend this course to anyone who really is serious about entering the world of PT and fitness!”
Oliver Sigurjonsson, professional footballer
Oliver Sigurjonsson, professional footballer
Bodo Glimt, Norway
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NPTC graduate
“I liked the NPTC programme a lot and I would 100% recommend it. It adapted well to my training schedule. The programme tutors were really good, providing personal, constructive feedback and advice to help your studies. I gained more knowledge in health and fitness, which I will use it for myself, and also help others achieve their goals.”
Ana Markovic, IFBB athlete
Ana Markovic, IFBB athlete
Icelandic Cup Champion and Rhein-Neckar-Pokal Champion
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NPTC graduate
“As an IFBB fitness athlete who competes, I feel lucky to have a good PT supporting me to reach my goals. I watched my body and mindset transform, so I wanted to learn a little bit more about the magic. I never even thought about being a PT until I had to earn my grades with Nordic Fitness Education. Now, experiencing all that the NPTC offers, I feel confident that I can be a solid coach. I feel that I have a very strong base to build upon, with experience too. I’m proud and grateful to have graduated from NFE via the Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate! Thank you.”
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, professional footballer
Dagný Brynjarsdóttir, professional footballer
Portland Thorns and Iceland national team
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NPTC graduate
"I was looking for a personal training programme that I could study through distance learning while I continued playing professional football abroad. The NPTC programme is perfect for those who are interested in developing their knowledge and education in fitness and training, especially if distance learning online is the best option for you. Highly recommended course!"
Selma Magnusdottir, professional footballer
Selma Magnusdottir, professional footballer
Rosenborg FC & Iceland national team
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NPTC graduate
"I really enjoyed my time at NFE. I will use this education both to help me improve at my sport and to help others. I liked how I could control the education's speed - I could choose how fast I would finish a module. I am happy I made the decision to join NFE and cannot wait to use the knowledge and skills in the near future."

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Enrol on a course

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We allocate you a personal tutor

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Study online learning modules

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Zoom tutorials

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Welcome to the world of Fitness Professionals

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Pass your exams!

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Live Assessment

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Submit your course work

We’ve got Your Back

NFE certification programmes are independently reviewed and accredited or approved by Europe Active & the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs). This is the gold standard in Europe for health and fitness education programmes. All our certification programmes are also recognised outside of Europe by leading international bodies, including ICREPs. In total there are more than 50 countries where our education is valid and recognised making NFE a truly international education provider. 

We can also facilitate opportunities to get NCCA approved through our education partners. Passing an exam will give you a trusted US-focused credential that will pave the way for you to gain employment and help others become more physically active.

NFE has graduated students from more than 33 countries





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As an online educator, NFE is very fortunate to be able to work with and educate students from all around the globe. Since we formally launched in November 2017 we have taught and graduated students from more than 33 countries, including 20 countries in Europe.

We are proud of our short history and the positive impact we are having on raising the standard of health and fitness education within our industry. We are also very proud of all our students and graduates and what they have gone on to achieve in their corner of the fitness industry!

"Strive, Sweat, Succeed: Empower Your Fitness Journey"

Join a community where our accomplished graduates have forged impactful careers,dedicating themselves to empowering others and enhancing the quality of life.

How much does it cost to get certified as a personal trainer?

The cost of personal training courses vary considerably around the world. Even within Europe course fees range between €1000 to €3500. There are many reasons for such a wide price variation. The price of our online PT course is purposely positioned in the lower end of that price range (€1000-€1500), but we still deliver 100% high-quality education at affordable prices. 

What are the pre-requisites to registering for the Nordic personal trainer certificate?

Our PT course is designed to allow a wide entry gate. There are only a few minimum requirements that must be in place prior to being eligible to register for the course:

  1. All learners must be 18 years or older.
  2. All learners must have completed secondary level education. 
  3. Each student must be capable of learning in English (including listening, reading, writing, and speaking). 

*Note: Students will not be graded on the level of their English writing or speaking skills, but it is essential that their coursework and assessments can be communicated and understood in English. 

How long does it take to become a personal trainer?

Personal trainer courses vary in length. Be warned of short courses promising quality education. The European standards require that a personal trainer course must be at least 4 months duration.


Our online Nordic PT Certificate is a total of 24 weeks education spread across 4 x 6 week terms. There is over 200 hours of learning to complete. It will take most learners approximately 6 months to complete all the requirements and become a fully certified personal trainer.  


Students should be able to allocate between 9-10 hours of study per week in order to complete the PT course in line with the recommended schedule. 

What does it mean to be a Level 4 personal trainer?

Personal training is a vocational (related to employment) certification. Previously in Europe, the major employers worked together with leading educators and Europe Active to define what knowledge and skills a personal trainer must obtain in order to successfully perform in their job. This set of requirements is known as the personal training professional standards.


The level relates to the established European Qualification Framework (EQF). Level 4 is an educational level equivalent to senior secondary school standard. A Level 4 education is the required standard for entry into a career as a personal trainer. 


European qualification framework level 4

European qualification framework

How is the Nordic PT course delivered?

The Nordic Personal Trainer Course is professionally accredited to deliver 100% online education. In fact, we were the very first organisation in Europe to achieve online accreditation through EuropeActive & EREPs. All of our video lessons, resources, assessments and tutor support is delivered through our bespoke online learning platform. 

All of our online course content is delivered in an ‘on-demand’ style allowing learners to pick and choose when they wish to learn. PT students do have a ‘loose’ weekly timetable to follow to keep up with the learning requirements, but this is simply a task list that must be completed each week – it does not dictate the timing of when learning should take place. 

*Note: PT Plus and PT Ultimate package students will be invited to participate in live video support sessions with their tutor/assessor. PT Ultimate students will also enjoy an in-person live workshop to master their practical skills.  

If the course is 100% online, how are the practical PT skills taught and assessed?

This is an important question. A good personal trainer must obtain a range of important practical skills to be able to do their job effectively. During the development of our 100% online course, we knew that we would need to think differently about the teaching and development of good practical skills. The course is full of ways to enhance and apply knowledge in a practical manner and to ensure our graduates have the necessary practical skills. 


All our students are required to have access to a local fitness facility for the duration of the course. They will need to use their local gym to practice and develop their skills as they learn throughout the course. Our expert tutors have created hours of practical content to help build your skills. Our course materials are available via a digital learning application, which allows students to learn via a smartphone or tablet while they are at the gym – they can learn on-demand and practice together at the same time while on site at their local fitness club. 


Students are also required to submit a series of video assessments to their assigned tutor/assessor. The video assessments will allow each learner to showcase their newly acquired practical skills and receive expert feedback on their performance. We can assure you that hard-working, successful NFE graduates will have obtained the necessary practical skills to work as a personal trainer. 

What is required for the fitness internship?

The fitness internship is a necessary requirement to ensure that all online PT students have achieved the required professional European standards at Level 4. 


The fitness internship is composed of 3 different elements:

  1. Engaging in voluntary work within a fitness centre local to where you live. 
  2. Supporting a mentor certified personal trainer within their own fitness business.
  3. Serving a voluntary client to help them move towards their own health and fitness objectives. 

Students are required to accumulate a total of 40 hours of relevant industry experience across these 3 internship elements. Students willingly volunteer their time assisting fitness businesses within their local area in return for valuable work experience prior to graduation.  Students are required to maintain a detailed, verified record of the work they complete. This record is submitted for assessment.  

Is this PT certification valid internationally?

Yes! Our personal trainer online course is accredited through the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs) which means that the majority of European countries recognise the EREPs professional standards system and will recognise our graduates as professionally certified. Currently there are at least 29 countries in the European region that acknowledge EREPs certified students. There are also at least 12 non-European countries that deliver certifications aligned to the EREPs professional standards. 

The Nordic PT Certificate is also approved under the International Confederation of REPs (ICREPs) which means that another 19 nations outside of Europe also accept and recognise our successful graduates as professionally certified. 

This makes our personal trainer course a truly international certification programme recognised in more than 50 countries across 5 continents, allowing you to work as you travel the world!

How long do personal training certifications remain valid?

Typically, a European personal trainer certification is valid for life. However, to maintain a recognised, registered professional status it is important to engage in continuing education throughout your career. A certain amount of education must be obtained every year to keep continuous professional registration with EREPs. Personal trainer courses outside of Europe may have different requirements to maintain valid PT status. 

What is the quickest/easiest personal trainer education?

In the personal trainer education market, there may be some training providers who promise a quick or easy solution to getting certified. Be warned of such promises because good quality education will take time and hard work to achieve. More importantly, professionally accredited PT education in Europe must include over 200 required learning standards, therefore, a quick shortcut to teach these important topics and skills would be unwise and could leave the student without the skills to succeed in a competitive PT market.

NFE has thoroughly planned and developed its PT education to ensure we teach all necessary professional standards and to ensure our graduates have all the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in a competitive market. 

What personal trainer certificate is most respected?

This depends on the region of the world that the certification will be utilised. Within the European continent, courses that have been accredited by the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPs) are highly respected in the health and fitness industry. EREPs accredited courses are recognised in more than 35 countries. Our Level 4 Nordic PT certification is professionally accredited with EREPs and gives the bearer all the knowledge and skills they need to work as a certified personal trainer. 

In the USA, the NCCA is the gold standard for third-party personal training certifications. 

Is a personal trainer certification worth the investment?

The relatively small financial investment in a quality personal trainer course is most definitely worth it! The average income of personal trainers in Europe in 2018 was between  €1400-2200 per month (*this average figure includes both part time and full time PTs), so the cost of the course will quickly be repaid. Full time PTs will likely earn much more than this monthly average. In addition, the quality PT education you receive will also ensure a lifetime of health-promoting knowledge and skills that will benefit your own health, wellbeing, and fitness too.

Do you have to be fit to be a personal trainer?

Personal trainers need not be elite, nor have advanced fitness levels, but they will be expected to have a fitness level sufficient enough to demonstrate the exercises they are recommending to clients. While there are no physical fitness tests to become a personal trainer, having a foundation of fitness will certainly help you to attract clients by being a practicing example of the things you will be coaching others to do. 

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