The IAK personal trainer program was established in 2006. One year later Keilir Health Academy took over the program and from the onset hundreds of IAK graduates have entered the Icelandic market and had significant impact by improving professionalism, quality in client care and safety within the Icelandic health- and fitness market.
The NPTC online certification is built on the proven IAK program and delivers the knowledge, skills and competence to the student - necessary to become a cutting edge professional in a competitive industry. The skills our graduates possess have been proven on thousands of clients in Iceland and Europe where many of our graduates work.
The Nordic Personal Training Certification is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of people:
The health and fitness markets in the Nordic countries have very high penetration ratio (the percent of the population active in fitness lifestyle). Fitness professionals and health clubs are continuously up-to-date with the latest trends and science in the field.
The NPTC program is designed by experienced, expert personal trainers, both Icelandic and international. The program is taught entirely in the English language, by teachers from both sides of the Atlantic ocean.
Iceland is a highly developed country with an advanced education system. The country is considered one of the Nordic countries in company with Norway, Sweden, Denmark, and Finland. The Nordic is often confused with Scandinavia.
The Population is approximately 330.000, composed of homogeneous mixture of descendants of Norse and Celts 94%, population of foreign origin 6%. The native language is Icelandic but English, Nordic languages, and German is widely spoken.
Keilir Academy is located on the Reykjanes peninsula in South West Iceland. It is located next to the international aiport, 40 km West from Reykjavik.