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Thank you for your interest in FIAFitnation. Browsing our website you will learn more about the College's origins and values, our courses and study options, and why studying with FIAFitnation is your first step towards a career in the booming fitness industry.

I look forward to welcoming you to the College.

Natalie Daniel
Director, VET Operations – ACNM

FIAFitnation provides outstanding fitness education to students all around Australia.

Our history explains why.

  1. We have been a trusted education provider operating for a long time, though we have gone by a few different names.
  2. Our origins lie in the not-for-profit sector as well as in education. The Sydney-based Fitness Institute Association (FIA) was a child of the 1980s and was the original registering body for personal trainers as a not-for-profit organisation, as well as an education provider. By the mid-1990s FIA had moved to specialise in education, building on its reputation as the industry leader in classroom delivery.
  3. Flexibility is at our core. Melbourne-based Fitnation were pioneers in delivering quality distance education in the 1990s. They built on this foundation to become market leaders in online learning.
  4. We like to collaborate. In 2011, 45 years of combined experience in education and training was merged to create FIAFitnation.
  5. We are the future of wellness. With an intimate knowledge of education and the fitness industry, we strive to keep pace with changing industry trends.
  6. We lead the way in better integration of the health and fitness industries, with new qualifications, like the 10454NAT Diploma of Nutrition and Dietetics for Personal Trainers.

Why choose to study with FIAFitnation?

Our focus is on giving you the power to be the fitness professional you know you can be.

Here are a few more reasons to choose FIAFitnation.

  • People come first.
    We understand that you will have different motivations for study and different life commitments than every one of your classmates.
  • You can get flexible with us.
    Your study options include our industry-leading online platform or access our purpose-built facilities in Melbourne and Sydney.
  • Learn from the best.
    Our educators all have significant industry experience. This means our students enjoy inspired and passionate teaching, drawn from a wealth of technical knowledge and applied experience. Our team of instructors includes Exercise Physiologists, Sports Scientists, Physiotherapists and Nutritionists.
  • We are proudly independent.
    We’re not tied to a gym or health club but we have close industry partnerships with organisations like the NSW Institute of Sport, Vision Personal Training, Fitness First, and Healthwise. We hold industry days on campus where students can network with key industry representatives from a variety of organisations to support them in their fitness journey.
  • We provide career outcomes and pathways.
    Our professional Careers Consultants will help you choose the right course for the career you want. You can choose to test the water with a short course or get started on your certificate or diploma today.

Our Organisational Values

Values that guide each and every interaction we have with students, staff, consumers and stakeholders.

  • Authenticity
    We do not pretend. We do not have false friends or colleagues. We are warm and genuine and understand that robust discussions aim to support openness and growth.
  • Clarity
    We speak to the facts. We do not create mythology based on incorrect information. We verify the data and we act in the interests of clarity.
  • Student Centricity
    All students are central to our existence. We work to engage and satisfy our prospective, current and past students like no other tertiary institution.
  • Happiness
    We value positivity, joy, encouragement and strive to be in the moment. We affirm our own actions, those of others and the organisation.
  • Embodiment
    We teach, support, live and breathe natural medicine and wellbeing. Be the contributions large or small, we consciously find ways to contribute to an holistic approach in everything we do.
  • Responsibility
    We take personal ownership of our actions. We do not blame others. When we commit – we follow through. We model the very best in ethical conduct.

This page was last updated on: Thursday 13 July 2017

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