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Nordic Walking Instructor Course


The Nordic Walking Certified Instructor Course is a 1.5 day course for health and fitness professionals such as physiotherapists, exercise physiologists, podiatrists, personal trainers and nurses. Held each Autumn and Spring in Adelaide, Brisbane, Canberra, Hobart, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney, the Training Course produces high quality Nordic Walking Instructors equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to benefit their clients and patients, and to make their Nordic walking programs a success and an added revenue stream to their business.

The Nordic Academy Certified Nordic Walking Instructor Course is proudly accredited by Fitness Australia, Physical Activity Australia, ESSA (Exercise and Sport Science Australia) as well as APMA (Australian Pilates Method Association). Registered members of these associations gain 15 CECs, 3 PDPs, 13 CEPs or 1 CEC respectively, as a result of the successful completion of the course.

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       Training Schedule         AUTUMN 2016 

  Location Course Dates Close of Registration*                    
  Melbourne        27 - 28 February 2016     5 February 2016
       Hobart    2 - 3 March    8 February
  Sydney    5 - 6 March 12 February
  Brisbane 12 - 13 March 19 February
  Canberra 19 - 20 March 26 February
  Perth     2 - 3 April 11 March
  Adelaide   9 - 10 April 18 March



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*Please Note: If you missed the C.O.R date, contact us on 1300 791 740

We still might have places available.


   Training Package - Inclusions


  • Internationally recognised and nationally accredited professional qualification
  • Top of the range 'ONE WAY' diamond carbon poles from Finland (valued at $189)
  • Detailed and illustrated course manual  
  • FREE website listing on Nordic Academy's 'Find a Class' pages
  • Personal videotape analysis 
  • 80 minute interactive 'Nordic Walking ABC' DVD (valued at $48)
  • Accreditation points: 15 CECs with Fitness Australia, 13CEPs with ESSA, 12 CPDs with APA, 1 CEC with APMA           

                                                   This complete package is only AUD $540




Who attends our courses?

All course attendees hold at least one of the minimum industry standards listed below:

  • Allied Health Industry - Diploma / Degree 
  • Fitness Industry - Certificate 3 in Fitness Instruction / Certificate 4 in Personal Training
  • Sporting/ Outdoor Industry - Diploma / Degree or practical coaching experience (subject to approval)

Nordic Walking Instructor Training Course Outline

DAY 1    9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Development and present status of Nordic Walking
  • Health and fitness benefits explained
  • Learning the basic Nordic Walking technique
  • How to teach Nordic Walking
  • Videotape analysis and review of personal techniques       
  • Equipment - poles, shoes, accessories
  • Stretching exercises for Nordic Walking
  • Legal and safety issues
DAY 2    8.30am - 12.30pm
  • Intro to Nordic Walking technique variations - jogging, bounding, double poling, skating
  • Peer teaching practise
  • Strengthening exercises for Nordic Walking
  • Marketing of Nordice Walking to attract your customers
  • Theoretical & practical assessments
  • Future directions of Nordic Walking in Australia




"The Nordic Walking Instructor Training Course with Nordic Academy not only taught me how to walk with the correct Nordic Walking technique and its interesting variations, but also how to teach these Nordic Walking techniques to others, what the common mistakes are and how to correct them. The enthusiasm shown by both Maree and Patrick is very infectious and their professionalism is apparent with all aspects of their Nordic Walking business and instructor course."  Tilly Waite, Physiotherapist, Rutherglen, VIC


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Assessment and Successful Completion of Nordic Walking Instructor Certification

Attendance at the Nordic Academy Instructor Training Course does not automatically result in participants qualifying as a Nordic Walking Instructor or in obtaining Nordic Walking Instructor Certification. The ability to demonstrate and instruct sound Nordic Walking techniques to the satisfaction of the Master Trainer, plus achieving a 'pass' in the written assessment task, is required.


Professional Membership Program

Successful completion of the Nordic Walking Instructor Course qualifies you to join Nordic Academy's exclusive Professional Membership Program.

This membership program provides everything you need to ensure your Nordic Walking classes and business achieve their maxium potential and profitability. Benefits include: pole on-selling arrangements, marketing materials, technical support, admin resources, access to the 'Best Practcie Business Pacakages', use of Nordic Academy branding, special offers on equipment and sponsor's products, and more.

This flagship program is why becoming a Nordic Walking Instructor with Nordic Academy is the smartest choice!

For any queries and for more information about the benefits of the Membership Program please call 1300 791 740.


Cancellation Policy

A minimum number of participants is required for each course to go ahead. In such a case that a course does not run, notification to registered participants will be given and rescheduling or a full refund will be offered.

Cancellation by participants for the Instructor Course will attract a $50 fee if notified 21 days or more before the course date. Cancellations of less than 21 days will result in a 50% refund of the course cost.

Course registration is valid and a place in the course is reserved when a completed registration form, supporting documents and full payment has been processed and accepted.


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