Sleep Recovery Specialist

Sleep recovery specialist title

The Sleep Recovery Specialist (SRS) is an online, continuing professional development course that helps fitness professionals gain the knowledge and skills necessary to support and guide a client’s behaviours and actions to positively impact their sleep. This is a ground-breaking first for the European fitness industry - act now and study in this essential and much needed discipline!

The SRS clearly defines the vast scale of sleep problems in Western society and justifies the need for a rapid increase in public education and support to reverse the negative impact of modern sleep loss. Qualified fitness professionals are already in place all around the world, supporting and helping individuals with the first 2 pillars of health, namely exercise and diet. The fitness profession is, therefore, perfectly positioned to support a wide spectrum of the public in addressing the vital 3rd pillar of health, namely sleep!

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The SRS covers important subjects and skills necessary to serve as a fully-trained advisor on non-medical sleep problems. It provides an in-depth knowledge base, the important sleep assessment tools, and a wide range of effective strategies for supporting clients to improve their sleep habits and behaviours. This 20 hour course of study is fully referenced with more than 65 citations from the current sleep science literature (2018). The SRS has also been supported by leading sleep coaches and sleep scientists who are featured within our e-learning via personal 1 to 1 video interviews on their respective specialist subjects.

Improve your client’s sense of happiness and wellbeing, improve their health risk markers, reduce their risk of obesity and diabetes, improve their daily energy and alertness, reduce their appetite and sweet cravings, improve their recovery from physical training, increase their muscle building potential, and achieve all of this through learning how to improve their sleep. Stand out from the crowd and become a skilled and certified Sleep Recovery Specialist with Nordic Fitness Education!

Key features

  • A flexible, innovative, online programme of the study that can fit in with your busy daily life
  • This course has been carefully developed to include all the necessary knowledge and skills to function effectively within the fitness industry as a qualified Sleep Recovery Specialist
  • The course has been approved by Europe Active's Lifelong Learning Programme and is recognised to provide the maximum  10 hours of professional development as determined by the industry´s European professional regulatory body
  • Taught by renowned teachers that have obtained university degrees and other professional fitness qualifications, and have decades of practical personal training, fitness education and client support experience

Entry requirements

  • Completed secondary level education
  • Already qualified at one of the following recognised *European levels:
    • Level 3 fitness instructor
    • Level 3 group fitness instructor
    • Level 4 personal trainer 

* Qualifications levels refer to the European education framework as defined by Europe Active

Why choose the Sleep Recovery Specialist course?

  • Become one of the first fitness professionals in the industry with this much needed skill
  • Be able to provide your client's or gym members with a unique and important sleep improvement service
  • Achieve the maximum 10 hours of continuing professional development in accordance with Europe Active's Lifelong Learning Programme
  • Exceptional online learning that provides an engaging and enjoyable learning experience
  • Study around your existing lifestyle and commitments 

Course components

The Sleep Recovery Specialist is composed of 6 sections of study, with your knowledge and skills checked via a range of online assessments and a final case study. You are allowed up to a maximum of 8 weeks to complete the full course. 

  1. Modern sleep problemsGood nights sleep
  2. Sleep physiology
  3. Sleep for exercise performance and recovery
  4. Sleep analysis
  5. Sleep strategies
  6. Expert interviews 

Final certification

Once all content has been learned and assessment criteria have been achieved, learners will be awarded the Sleep Recovery Specialist Certificate. 


The Sleep Recovery Specialist offers exceptional value in comparison to the learning experience and the knowledge provided. It is priced at €295 and must be paid in full as part of the enrolment process. 

Course enrolment

Information on course enrolment will be provided shortly upon the release date of the course (winter 18 / spring 19).