Online Learning FAQs

Read below to find out why learning online is your best pathway to a career in fitness.

What is an LMS and which one does FIAFitnation use?

LMS stands for Learning Management System, and this is basically the online web page that holds all our learning resources for our students. FIAFitnation uses the latest Moodle LMS, and we have had a team of technologists design our interface to make online study as easy as possible for you.

How often do I need to login as I progress through the course?

Continual support and contact with your online trainer is an essential part of studying online. Our online trainers run frequent live webinars to keep in contact with our students, generally on a weekly basis. It is suggested that our students log into our online system to view our webinars, and follow their study plans on a weekly basis.

Can I connect with other students studying the same course online?

Learning as part of a group really enhances a students understanding, and retention of knowledge. Our course structure maximises this experience through the live webinars and the student discussion forums online. So you never feel alone through your course.

Is there someone available to help me if I’m struggling with part of the course or an assessment item?

The online trainers' role is to assist students with queries regarding learning materials, assessment tasks, or the course structure, as well as keep students on track with their study plan. Students will be contacted by the online trainer regularly, and have the option to contact their online trainer via email, or phone at any stage of the course.

How are the course materials and lectures delivered?

The learning material for our fitness courses are delivered across a variety of mediums, including reading material, video presentations of our academic lectures, live webinars, as well as review questionnaires to make sure our students are on track.

What are the assessments like, and how do I take them online?

All assessments are now completed online, whenever it suits the student within the course timeframe. Assessments range from written answers, multiple choice, true or false, and case study scenarios. Students will be given feedback on their assessments to again ensure their skill level is high before entering the fitness industry.

Is any element of the course delivered face to face or in person?

Due to course competencies, the Certificate III & Certificate IV in Fitness courses do have a practical assessment weekend on campus to put the theory into practice.

What mobile and tablet devices and systems can I access the course on?

As technology is advancing, so are we. Are online learning management system is completely compatible with portal devices such as mobiles, tablets, iPhones, and iPads.

Will I require any other resources (eg fitness equipment) to fully participate in the course other than technology required to access the course?

Students will be required to access some fitness equipment during the practical stages of this course. Students will liaise with a local health club facility to use their equipment for the video filming (for practical course elements), or purchase this equipment as it will be essential when they start personal training.

Are there study groups or tutorials with fellow students?

It is important our students build a network with one another, and gain the classroom experience online. Throughout our online webinar series, students will be encouraged to interact, and get involved within certain topics in the student forums. This may include course material, or even external factors effecting the fitness industry.

This page was last updated on: Wednesday 06 June 2018

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