Why should you study personal training at Keilir Academy?

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 novice but sedulous fitness enthusiast whom wants to start a new and rewarding career as personal trainer.
  • Practicing personal trainers whom wants to take on continuing education to develop their career yet further.
  • P.E teachers and Physiotherapists who wants to utilize fitness training in their jobs.
  • The avid health and fitness enthusiasts who wants to improve their own level of fitness.

Why acquire the NPTC certification?

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.  

Few facts about Iceland

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.

mapIceland is known by its astonishing nature, with landscapes full of geysers, glaciers, volcanoes covered by snow, and geothermal sources. A geologically young land, Iceland is located on both the Iceland hotspot and the Mid-Atlantic Ridge, which runs right through the island. This combined location means that the island is highly geologically active and has many volcanoes. Dettifoss, located in northeast Iceland, is the largest waterfall in Europe in terms of volume discharge. The Vatnajokull glacier is the biggest in Europe.