Online Fitness Certification Structure Tips and Tricks

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Kelli Pease

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With so many certifications being delivered online these days instead of in person, it can be difficult to know how to structure all of the content.

Two things to consider when creating an online certification program include:

  • Aim to make the education compelling, just like you would if you were in a room full of people
  • Create high quality education, both from an education and a visual standpoint

One of the ways to create captivating online education is to combine a variety of content types. On Inspire360, there are a variety of content types to choose from including videos, webinars, audio, slideshows, articles, annotated images, evaluations, waivers, certificates, tests/quizzes, and more.

Below is an example of a well-rounded certification structure:

  1. Introduction: A brief look at what students can expect from the course.
  2. Background & Philosophy: A glimpse into why the students are going to learn this information.
  3. Video Content: Educational videos that make up much of the course.
  4. Articles: Written information that include information about the module’s topics.
  5. Quizzes/Final Exam: Multiple choice or open answer quizzes and tests throughout the program and a final exam at the end.
  6. Additional Resources: Resources may include FAQs, research studies, protocols, partner information and course handouts.
  7. Course Evaluation: Students rate various elements of the course.
  8. Course Certificate: A downloadable certificate of completion is offered at the end of the program

Interested in offering a health or fitness certification? Create and deliver your certification using Inspire360’s learning management system. Click here for more information on Inspire360’s system. And if you’d like more direction on creating your online content, email for additional guidance.