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elevatedlearningacademy.com
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Elevated Learnin academy was awesome and great experience. I learned so much in the 4 months it was. And wasn't an easy course either. Alot of learning and focus on how much there is to learning. I had a great teacher Chris always had a great time in class! I can definitely say it was worth the 4 month wish is was longer but again I am a personal trainer now at spalady and I absolutely love it! Thanks for giving people this opportunity to due this course it's great.

elevatedlearningacademy.com
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As a high-scoring graduate of the Applied Nutrition Science diploma program in Edmonton, I can speak only to my own experience with Elevated Learning Academy (ELA). In a nutshell, I'm very disappointed in the value I received for my $6000 tuition. I would not recommend this program unless you're looking for only an introductory course in basic nutrition, digestion, and a bit of program design. While some of the course material was quite advanced, there is very little in the way of prerequisite requirements and therefore some students struggled a great deal with the education. ELA promotes this course as a method of preparing a person to become a Nutritionist, however I don't believe the course meets that objective, unless a person considers an entry level employee position. There is no accreditation at this point; they perceive their program to have higher standards than certifying bodies, and therefore have not aligned with them. Pros: the instructor (a Dietician) was professional, friendly, and dedicated to the students. The classroom setting was comfortable enough. Class size was small: under 15 students. Cons: the instructor is a Dietician, which means that they can only teach what they've been taught and this means that conventional dairy, meat, and grain products are endorsed as important parts of a healthy diet. Additionally, the course material teaches that saturated fat is bad and polyunsaturated fat is good. The Canada Food Guide is endorsed. Some course material was quite advanced but many students' knowledge of nutrition and anatomy was far below this level, so this was not appropriate. Course material must match the level the students are at. If you want to teach advanced concepts, you must be sure that students have the foundational knowledge first and this means more than just a Grade 12 diploma. Assignments and marking parameters were poorly designed, and there was little support available for my practicum process. Testing design and methods need a LOT of improvement. Because ELA wishes to give students a "paperless" learning experience, that meant choosing a textbook that met their technical needs rather than the student's needs for a text that was appropriate for them. This speaks to the same concept above about the inappropriateness of teaching advanced material. Operations/admin procedures and staff left a lot to be desired on many occasions. ELA only solicited feedback from students one time and this was after the first of two midterm exams. It is unknown whether any of the constructive feedback was taken into account. I've been finished my diploma for a couple of months now and they have yet to ask students for any more feedback about our experience, which in my opinion is very poor professional practice. It took about 60 days after my practicum was due for me to receive my diploma, and I had a choice to drive downtown to pick it up or wait 3 weeks longer to receive it in the mail. I'm still waiting to receive any information on the liability insurance policy that is supposedly part of the program, and this is an obstacle to starting my own practice. As for the classroom, it's downtown, and parking costs were incurred. I tried to add up all the parking fees for the students and instructor and this was a lot of money that could've been put to better use. The classroom environment could be improved by more structure and discipline in terms of learning the material and student behaviour and performance. Contrary to ELA's proclamation to create a fun group of peers that celebrate birthdays, etc.(noted on their own website), they definitely fell short on that expectation. Christmas was not celebrated in any way. There were no festivities except a wind-up social event at a local sports bar where the food is certainly not aligned with the concept of good nutrition. In the end, special consideration is due because this is a new educational institution, and there are kinks that obviously need to be worked out but my concern is that they may continue to miss the mark for future students.

elevatedlearningacademy.com
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At Elevated Learning Academy you're not only going to receive a Diploma or Certification but an incredible experience of learning the ins and outs of the Personal Fitness Training Industry. As a graduated student of ELA, I had the privilege of working with some amazing teachers, staff, and co-students. Not a day went by without super funny moments, learning new things and challenging ourselves to step outside of the box. At ELA, the knowledge I learned was more than above what I had expected to receive. It is an intensive program that requires dedication and a passion for health and fitness. You will have the opportunity to learn from some of the best in the Industry with teachers with diverse backgrounds of knowledge, you'll meet a great group of new people, and have access to your own fitness throughout the program. Anatomy, Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Program Design, and learning to work with Special Populations are just some of the subjects you'll receive education in at ELA. If you're ready for a challenge, a change, or just to gain knowledge for yourself to educate others around you, Elevated Learning Academy is the perfect school to attend for your Personal Fitness Training Certification and Diploma. Not to mention the certification is American and Canadian! You could travel the world! Join ELA and enter a world of endless opportunities. Thank you from myself to ELA for a great experience and a great start to my own career, super excited to start training my own clients!

elevatedlearningacademy.com
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When I decided to change career paths to be a personal trainer I didn't know were to go or what to expect. There are a few options in Alberta to get the knowledge and become certified, after sitting down the staff at Elevated Learning Academy and doing some research on trainers in my area and their certifications I realized that there were few if any trainers with ACE certification which ELA offers. ACE being recognized as a top certification internationally. The cost and duration were added bonuses and 1/4 of the other options (while getting all the knowledge of other courses). During the course I was constantly surprized by how much I was learning and how much fun it was. Both instructors brought knowledge and experience from different sides of the fitness industry while sharing a lot of the same opinions on various aspects. In the end I made a few friends and learned more than I ever thought I would. With the extra classes that you don't get at other school; resume building, industry presenters, and website building they make sure you know what to expect and give you the best chances for success in your career. Since my course had ended and I started putting out resumes I found that most gyms are eager to set up interviews and get excited for trainers with the ACE certifications. I strongly recommend ELA to anyone that wants to learn about fitness.

elevatedlearningacademy.com
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Elevated Learning Academy provided extensive fitness related theory coupled with hands-on practical applications which produced a depth of understanding within the field of Personal Training. The small class sizes and approachable instructors, each offering a different knowledge and experience background, allowed for a personable level of learning where questions were welcomed and engagement was encouraged. The condensed format of the course allowed for concepts to remain fresh and topics were frequently revisited within both the gym as well as the classroom to reinforce comprehension. The guest speakers, from dietitians to industry leaders, and business tools, such as resume and website building, provided invaluable insight; ultimately setting each student up for future success. Great experience overall!!

elevatedlearningacademy.com
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I thoroughly enjoyed my Nutrition Science Diploma course at ELA. I graduated just recently from the winter/spring session. The various teaching methods made it easy for all to be successful. Everyone involved in the school was very nice, approachable, knowledgeable and organized. I have them all to thank for an amazing experience and setting me up for success in starting my own business.

elevatedlearningacademy.com
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I recently graduated from ELA and had a very positive experience. All of the instructors and staff members were friendly and approachable and would always be willing to help with a positive attitude. I did not expect to learn nearly as much as I did in such a short time. ELA prepared me very well for a career in the fitness industry and I had fun while doing it!

elevatedlearningacademy.com
5
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Great staff and a fun informative learning environment!

elevatedlearningacademy.com
5
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Our personal training company, 360 Fitness, works hand in hand with ELA for recruiting and hiring staff. We love the program and are happy to have hired several ELA grads over the years.

elevatedlearningacademy.com
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Elevated Learning Academy - Calgary

#305-, 4014 MacLeod Trail SE, Calgary, AB T2G 2R7, Canada
(403) 802-0933

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10205 ⛉ 101 Street Northwest (0x4005a305a2168945 234 segments), Edmonton, AB T5J 2Y9, Canada
(780) 425-0933