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News from March 2020

New Exercise Theory Distance Education Course Offerings

March 17, 2020

The AFLCA will be offering the Exercise Theory Distance Education course on a monthly basis to assist individuals in completing their first step to certification.

The course is designed to allow participants to work through the Exercise Theory Manual through independent study and on their own time. Please note this course takes two months to complete from its start date. An AFLCA Trainer oversees the course and is available to answer any questions you may have. The Trainer will provide assignments throughout the course to assist participants with their learning. Course topics include: anatomy, physiology, movement mechanics, training and conditioning, nutrition, leadership and health and fitness.

Note: An Exercise Theory manual and Distance Education Workbook are included in the course fee. The Exercise Theory course is the prerequisite to Specialization courses.

Upcoming course offerings:

February 1 – March 31
February 15 – April 15

More information and registration

AFLCA Arthritis & Exercise Online Course

March 16, 2020

Learn about the latest on arthritis and exercise and earn professional development credits for your recertification. This online course provides basic knowledge about arthritic conditions, an understanding of the barriers associated with arthritis and exercise, benefits of regular exercise, and general recommendations for the instruction of mild to moderate exercise. For more information and registration:


Like us on FB & Follow us on Twitter

March 16, 2020

The Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta is on FB and Twitter

Follow our FB page and Twitter for upcoming events, courses, conferences, research and news about physical activity in Alberta.

Our intention is for the Provincial Fitness Unit of Alberta Facebook and Twitter pages to be a resource for our community to share information and knowledge with each other.

The pages are moderated: negative and inappropriate content will be deleted.

Click here to reach the FB page.

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Follow us on Twitter and tweet: https://twitter.com/AbFitnessUnit

Fit Rendezvous 2020 - Cancellation

March 15, 2020

In consultation with the University of Alberta and in compliance with the Alberta government’s recent request for organizers to cancel any events that have more than 250 attendees, including: large sporting events, conferences and community events, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the annual Fit Rendezvous 2020 conference.

We have not made this decision lightly, but our community’s health is our top priority.

We understand that this may leave you with a gap in programs to support your CEC requirements. To address this, we will be working hard to offer solutions and will update you as we work with our board and staff to determine next steps on this regard.

Thank you for your understanding. On behalf of the Provincial Fitness Unit and the AFLCA, stay well.


March 14, 2020

We’ve developed an online workshop series to support your professional development. Each session will be two hours and qualify for 2 AFLCA CECs. There will be plenty of offerings to earn your full complement of CECs for recertification and more.

Connect (virtually) with your peers, stay healthy, stay certified and learn!

Check back for the live online workshop series

Other Self Study Online courses

*Arthritis & Exercise Course – 4 CECs
*Functional Independence Training for Older Adults – 6 CECs
*Fitness Informer Education Articles – 2 CECs