Nordic Fitness Assistant

This course provides the very first formal education necessary to begin a potential career in the health and fitness industry. 





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A European Level 2 Fitness Assistant certification

This Level 2 Fitness Assistant certification is the most basic level of entry into the health and fitness industry. Graduates will be able to support qualified fitness instructors in their role within an established fitness centre.  The Fitness Assistant is also the first step in a possible 3-step education journey towards becoming a certified Level 3 Fitness instructor and then a Level 4 Personal Trainer.

Course overview: Fitness Assistant

The Nordic Fitness Assistant certificate is positioned at level 2 on the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).

A Fitness Assistant will be adequately qualified to work under the supervision of a certified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, or Gym Manager. The primary duties of a Fitness Assistant consist of:

  • advising members regarding basic physical activity
  • ensuring a safe exercise environment is maintained at all times
  • positively interacting and motivating members towards their health and fitness goals
  • being an example of healthy active living

A fitness assistant is a helpful source of information and encouragement for all gym users and centre members.

Our Level 2 Fitness assistant certification course includes a broad range of study materials that have been designed specifically to help you get the most out of your learning experience.

Screenshot from lesson 4: Components of an Active, healthy lifestyle
Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this certification. It should be noted that the course content is taught completely in English, therefore, it is recommended students are fluent in reading, writing, and speaking in English. 


Our Level 2 Fitness Assistant course has been developed in line with the Europe Active / EREPs professional standards and, therefore, provides fully accredited learning. 

We are here to help you

NFE strives to be supportive to all registered students. We care about helping you reach your goals. We strive to be readily available to you (within certain parameters) throughout your studies. Throughout the Nordic Fitness Assistant, you may be able to communicate with your support tutor via one the following possible options:

  • Phone

  • email

  • Video Call

What will you learn in this course?

Through our online education platform you will learn exactly what it takes to become an effective fitness assistant. Below is a short selection of the key topics covered in this course:

What are the Objectives of this course?

To provide learners with the knowledge and skills to:

Learning and assessment

The course contains 6 lessons spread over 3 units which are assessed via online quiz or by a practical internship.

Remember, you are not alone. Our team of expert tutors will be available to support you all the way through to a successful outcome.

To get a better feel for what to expect as a student on the Nordic Fitness Assistant, please watch the orientation video above.




Online quizzes


Fitness internship

Considering a career as a registered Fitness Professional? Already working in fitness and seeking to upskill?

Now is an excellent time to consider embarking on a fresh, new career as a Certified Personal Trainer. The European fitness industry has exhibited steady growth for many years. Following the Covid19 pandemic the industry has stabilised and is now growing strongly once again. 

There are numerous benefits to embracing a new career as a professional Personal Trainer:

  • Experience a very high level of job satisfaction

  • Enjoy a career in a field you are passionate about

  • Work in a gym, as a mobile trainer, or as an online coach

  • Build a successful network of health & fitness professionals

  • Work with a diverse range of fascinating clientele

  • Specialise in a unique or niche area of expertise

  • Adapt your earning potential to your needs and circumstances

  • Manage your own business

  • Mentor a team of personal trainers as your business grows

Find out more about becoming a fully registered, Level 4 coach via our

Nordic Personal Trainer Certificate

Become one of the fitness professionals who are currently working alongside some of the industry’s leading leisure, health, and fitness employers.