Fitness Instructor Certificate III – Overview

Dec 16, 2019



The sports science content of the course is appropriate for the following categories of professionals:

– Fitness Instructor (local & resort based)
– Personal Trainer (local & resort based)
– Sports Coaches/Trainers/Physiotherapists/Medical Assistants
– PE Teacher
– Sports Development Officer/Sports Supervisors
– Resort based Diving & Water-sports Instructors
– Lifeguards
– New breed of extreme sports enthusiasts and professional athletes

The Fitness Instructor Certificate III course is delivered in two modules but over semesters. You have the choice of doing a module 1 and a module 2, in any order of your choice. Certificate will be awarded after two modules are completed. 

SEMESTER-1; 20 Mar to 29 Mar 2016 (module one, 10 x 6 hours per day)
SEMESTER-2; 18 May to 27 May 2016 (module two, 10 x 6 hours per day)
SEMESTER-3; 13 Oct to 22 Oct 2016 (module one, 10 x 6 hours per day)
SEMESTER-4; 08 Dec to 26 Nov 2016 (module two, 10 x 6 hours per day

Fee for each module is MVR 5000/-. Venue is No. 5 (5th fl, Shinetree Building). Course times are from 8.00 am to 3.00pm (with one-hour lunch break) on scheduled dates.

Take an in-depth look at the course, get to know the lecturer and hear what students had to say about the course.


Established in 1989 as the first commercial fitness club in the Maldives, we bring over 25 years of experience to the application of sports science to fitness, sports and recreation.

The MFC Academy has scheduled two Fitness Instructor Certificate Courses for 2016. This is part of our broader initiative of developing the best instructors in the business. We also maintain an MFC Academy Alumni. The MFC Academy course is in the process of obtaining national accreditation.

The Fitness Instructor Training Courses will be conducted by Fitness Specialist, book author and academic, Janaka Samarasinghe.


He is also a visiting lecturer at the Jayawardanapura University College and Sri Lanka’s National Institute of Sports Science,teaching Certificate 4 Diploma Courses. Janaka also gives technical backup in the form of physiotherapy, nutrition and training assistance to Sri Lankan marathon runner, Niluka Geethani Rajasekara. She will be competing in this year’s SAF Games in  February and the Brazil Olympics in August.


We are mindful of the quality of our courses. The reason for our Sports Science Education initiative will elaborate why this is so.

Being the pioneer fitness club, MFC continually seeks sustainable ways of improving the quality of the fitness service we provide our growing membership. The failure of course providers to meet our requirements prompted us to invest in sports science education.

Our requirement was that the course must ensure the proper application of sports science to the client’s physical activity programs in a more grounded manner. Our years of experience running a fully functional gym seventeen hours a day for the better half of 25 years gives us the confidence to guarantee quality of our curriculum and delivery. The course is not mere theory; we deliver as much time for practicals.

MFC Academy is also open to assisting our students by facilitating internships and mentoring programs to prepare them as the competent fitness professional of the future.