K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences is the first Internationally recognised academy by REPs India.
K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences was audited by an International Accrediting Body, PD: Approval which is an auditing body assigned by the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPS).
PD:Approval awarded a grade of “OUTSTANDING” to K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences in their audit.
While REPs has been around for some time in other countries like UK, UAE, Australia, USA, New Zealand, Belgium, Ireland, Poland, Canada & South Africa which ensures the quality of training for REPs recognised professionals & gives them the ability to practice anywhere in the member nations, now India also joins the list of member nations with a Register of its own, to standardise fitness education & training provided, to raise the quality of training and bring the fitness industry in India at par with the international industry in the form of REPs India.
We are excited to see that REPs India has forayed into the Indian fitness industry. As of today, K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences, is India’s FIRST and ONLY REPs recognised training provider in India.
So, what does it mean for you as a personal trainer? Let’s take a look.
What is REPs?
REPs stands for The Register for Exercise Professionals. It was launched in 2002 & is the largest independent public register for the Health and Fitness Industry in the UK. It recognizes the qualifications & expertise of fitness professionals in the 10 member nations to ensure that the consumers are protected from unqualified trainers, and functions to standardize the fitness industry.
An additional benefit of a REPs membership is that, if you are registered with REPs then you can work in any of the REP’s member nations without having to give additional competency exams as long as you pay the registration fee in that country. The USA is an exception to this.
What is REPs INDIA?
REPs INDIA is an independent, public register which recognizes the qualifications and expertise of fitness professionals in India against international standards. REPs provide a system of regulation for instructors and trainers to ensure that they meet the global health and fitness industry’s agreed standards with an aim to maintain international standards in the Indian fitness industry to assure safe and quality service for the clients.
K11 Academy is the first & currently the only approved training provider with REPs India recognition
K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences offers training courses which are backed by scientific research and has been doing so since it was founded. The institute was recognized as an approved training partner by REPs India after excelling in a thorough audit & quality check undertaken by PD: Approval, an external auditing body appointed by ICREPs.
Getting a K11 Diploma in Personal Training means that you are recognized by and are given entry to REPs India. This means that your profile is truly considered to be internationally recognized and thus, it gives you an opportunity to earn more. K11 Diploma in Personal Training will elevate your professional status & give you a competitive edge over the rest.
A K11 Diploma not only qualifies you to be registered with REPs India but also gives you 1-year membership valued at INR 7198 complimentary as a perk of doing your Diploma in Personal Training from K11.
A huge benefit is that you will be able to work as a Personal Trainer in any of the countries that have a national Register for Exercise Professionals (REPs), affiliated to the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPS) without having to take additional courses and subsequent competency exams. Again, please bear in mind that while you don’t need to sit for any additional exams, you will need to pay the REPs registration fee for that specific country.
REPs India has the above portability tie-ups with the national registers of:
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- South Africa
- New Zealand
What Sets K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences apart from the rest?
Since its inception in 2003, K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences has certified around 30,000 students and the numbers continue to grow. There are currently 5 Centers of Excellence in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, Ahmedabad, and Kolkata. The journey has been long & very exciting and along the way, there have been numerous success stories wherein the alumni have gone ahead and carved a prominent name for themselves in the industry.
K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences has a dedicated infrastructure put in place for providing education, technical support and placement assistance to students. There are fully equipped classrooms & labs, scientifically researched and copyrighted course material and faculty to provide, not only theoretical but also a thorough and comprehensive practical module.
This is why K11 was able to clear an audit process, which is so comprehensive and detailed, as the one done by PD: Approval, duly appointed by ICREPS, with an OUTSTANDING grade.
What truly sets K11 Academy of Sciences apart from the rest of the fitness training institutes, not only in India but also across the globe, is that it is probably the only BRICK & MORTAR School for fitness sciences as it pertains to vocational education, that makes students job ready for the fitness industry. Its Diploma holders cannot be compared to fitness professionals who earn their certification through online courses.
The end user or consumer of the fitness industry, looking to pay for services provided by a Personal Trainer, should be aware of the assessments done by the education provider for certification. At K11, a student of the K11 Diploma in Personal Training course goes through the following assessments:
- K11 DPT Theoretical Assessment as per international standards laid down by ICREPS
- Sports, Physical Education, Fitness, Leisure Skill Council (SPEFL-SC) Theoretical Assessment, as per National Skill Qualification Framework (NSQF) – Level 4
- Practical & Viva Assessment (Exercise Execution) as per international standards laid down by ICREPS
- Practical & Viva Assessment (Program Delivery) as per international standards laid down by ICREPS
- Case Study Submissions as per international standards laid down by ICREPS
All of the above assessments make the holder of the K11 Diploma in Personal Training, to be deemed a fitness professional that meets international standards, as laid down by ICREPS.
The end user or consumer of the fitness industry must also be aware of the fact that there are many certifications provided to Personal Trainers, based purely on a theory exam, and strangely enough, the Personal Trainer holding such certification has not gone through a practical assessment. Thus an informed consumer thinking of hiring the services of a certified personal trainer MUST ask the following questions to the prospective Personal Trainer before embarking on hiring his/her services:
Q1. Are you certified to be a REGISTERED Personal Trainer?
In the current scenario, it is important that the Personal Trainer, who presents himself as a qualified professional, has undergone education as per international standards as laid down by ICREPS.
The standards specify learning hours, learning center infrastructure requirements, syllabus content and assessment protocols, that are mandated to the Training Provider (awarding body of the certificate).
A Personal Trainer with an Indian nationality should have received his or her education and certification, subsequent to assessments from a Training Provider/School/Academy that is recognized by this National Register to provide education as per international standards, and thus, upon certification, is entitled to membership.
K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences Diploma is recognized by the Indian Register for Exercise Professionals, affiliated to the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPS).
Thus a Personal Trainer who holds the K11 Diploma in Personal Training is now entitled to be a Registered Personal Trainer, who is a member of the Indian Register for Exercise Professionals (REPs INDIA) under the affiliation of ICREPS.
Q2. (Upon being furnished with the certificate) Which School/Institution/Academy have you done your certification from? OR Has this certification been earned via an online medium?
Online certifications are a compromise in teaching as they cannot compare to classroom and lab instruction provided by teaching faculty, face to face, in person, with students sitting in a proper learning center.
A Personal Trainer certified as a Diploma holder in Personal Training from K11 has gone through education at the K11 Academy of Fitness Sciences centers. 100% of the learning hours as written in our brochures/website are Teacher Guided, on-site and face to face. Unlike many other courses, the number of hours stated, actually meet the criteria of international standards without the hours a student is made to dedicate to home assignments or On Job Training.
This ensures that a Personal Trainer holding a K11 Diploma in Personal Training is thoroughly skilled and technically sound.
Q3. Did the assessments that you were put through, for your certification, entail a practical assessment?
Once again, a Personal Trainer certified with a Diploma in Personal Training from K11, holds a unique place in the Fitness Industry, as one who has undergone, not just one Practical Assessment, but two.
The student at K11 goes through Practical Assessment for Exercise Execution as well as a Practical Assessment for Program Delivery. Supplementary to the Practical assessments are Viva Assessments (Oral Exams).
Program Delivery is also assessed through a case-study based, written submission, that includes, documentation of client history, fitness testing and program prescription.
Along with the theory exams, the K11 assessments needed to be cleared, for earning the Diploma in Personal Training (Recognised by REPs and Accredited by PD:Approval, as per global standards laid down by ICREPs), are most definitely the most extensive and comprehensive assessments in the milieu of Personal Trainer Certifications across the globe.
This is the kind of filter that assessments should be. As an end user, knowing the extensiveness of the assessments should give you a sense of security upon being presented the Diploma in Personal Training by the Personal Trainer being considered by you.
If you need more information on the REPs INDIA recognition of K11 or have any questions about any of our courses, feel free to contact us here.
To verify K11’s status as a REPs recognized training provider as per international standards laid down by ICREPS, please click the following the link: https://repsindia.org/training-providers/