Fitness Theory Online Course

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The Online Fitness Theory Course is the foundation for becoming a certified Personal Trainer, Weight Room Instructor, Group Fitness Instructor, Aqua Fitness Instructor or Yoga Instructor. It is a thorough introduction to Fitness Theory and Exercise Physiology and will prepare you for your Fitness Theory provincial exam. 

There are 3 options:

1) Full Online course (digital only) or 2) Full Online course (hard copy manual AND digital): involve hours of video, a full manual, thorough online quizzes, a final course quiz with instant results including feedback on the answers, and written assignments with personalized feedback from your course providers. You will have ability to speak with one of our tutors/instructors via email at any time throughout the course to ask questions, obtain further explanation or get help with the quizzes. We are here to help you every step of the way! Upon completion of the course, you will receive a Body Blueprint Fitness Education certificate along with a study guide and exam/registration information. There is a 4 month deadline for the course, with option to extend (you get to keep the material to study from once you complete the course). This course is estimated to take 32 hours to complete. 

BONUS: handouts on various exercises.

If you are looking for a refresh or would like to self-study without worrying about interacting with instructors or timelines, you may prefer the following, less thorough option:

3) Self-Study Prep Course: involves hours of video, a full digital manual, self-study quizzes with instant right/wrong feedback, study guide and exam/registration information. Upon completing the courses final assignment, you'll receive a certificate showing you participated in the Self-Study Prep. This course does NOT include detailed feedback, responses from educators, personalized help over email. Material will be available to you for a year following purchase.


BCRPA, MFC, AFLCA, SPRA, NSFA - Fitness Leadership Registration

MTAS - 32 Primary CEUs 

CMTNL - 16 CEU's, Category A

Fitness Theory And Exercise Physiology Course from Body Blueprint on Vimeo.

With the Online Fitness Theory course, you will receive a PDF version of our nationally recognized Fitness Theory manual. You have the option of ordering the full-colour hard copy manual, as well. You will also receive tutorials for each chapter and videos to help you learn along with exam prep course materials.

You will need access to a computer or device where you can downloads and open a zip file and access Vimeo video links, read PDF, and type up assignments.


This course will prepare you to write the exam that allows you to register as a Fitness Leader with the B.C. Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA), the Manitoba Fitness Council (MFC), Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA), the Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association (SPRA) and the Nova Scotia Fitness Association (NSFA). This exam is a prerequisite for your specialty module course (Weight, Group, Aqua, etc). 


Once the course materials are sent you have access to them so no refunds will be issued. You will be given 4 months from the date of purchase to complete the course. (if you need more time, please let us know at the time of order; otherwise, you can purchase an extension later). Thank you for your understanding.

The digital manual is non-printable. If you'd like a printed copy, please order one (and you will also receive the digital copy right away).



To receive your Fitness Theory certificate, you must get all assignments in by 4 months (with option to extend). This is to ensure our students get the most up to date information. 

 See refund policy and late assignment information here.