Fitnes Učilište (Fitness Academy) is a Croatian registered adult education institution which tends to contribute to raising the quality and standards of services in the fitness industry through education of top experts and creation of motivation for their continuous professional development. It was founded in 2012 and it is the first private Fitness Academy in Croatia. It operates in three cities, Zagreb, Split and Rijeka. Academy offers various education programs such as: basic training programmes (Fitness instructor, Group fitness to instructor, Pilates instructor and Masseur), professional development programmes (Personal and conditioning coach), specialisations and seminars. Organization’s programmes are accredited by the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports and are officially recognized.
In addition, Academy is the first educational institution in the Republic of Croatia to have harmonized its programs with the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) in the field of fitness. Training programs for Fitness instructors, Group fitness instructors, Pilates instructors and Personal and conditioning coaches are verified by the European Association for Fitness and Health (EHFA) which enables the participants of those programs to enter the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS). The staff is highly qualified and they are continuously learning and developing new skills. Academy has 31 professors teaching numerous courses whilst 230 students have graduated from the academy. Currently there are 167 students attending the programmes and participating as volunteers in various activities in which the Academy is involved. The number of students wanting to enrol in our training programs is growing by each year. With high quality professors and professionals, this academy is a source of knowledge and competence in fitness.
In accordance with its goals, the Academy plans to expand its offer to new and innovative educational programmes, offering thus innovative and cross-curricular programmes in line with health and fitness trends and needs of the labour market and easily accessible through information technology (web, mobile, etc.). The goal is to create professionals who will understand the importance of continuous education and to promote health-enhancing physical activity.
In addition to its regular programmes, Fitness Academy also organizes numerous seminars and workshops. It hosted the 4th European Exercise is Medicine Congress and its staff has participated in WHO-HEPA Congress in Istanbul and finished Curriculum Globale education for adult education staff.