Why is CPD so important?

Why is CPD so important?

Have you finished your qualifications?  Are you fully certified and industry ready?  Well done!  Your journey in the professional world has just begun.  Stepping into the health and fitness industry can be exciting and rewarding since it is constantly changing and developing. So, as a fitness professional, how do you gain more knowledge and continue to learn and grow along the way?


This brings us to the topic at hand. What is CPD and why is it so important? Continual professional development (CPD) ensures that individuals maintain and enhance the knowledge and skills needed to continue delivering a specialised service to your customers.  It ensures your knowledge stays relevant and up to date all the while opening new possibilities and empowering you with new skill sets.  CPD activities also encourage you to stay interested in your field of work, which can be extremely beneficial for you personally and professionally in the long run.


So the question is, what happens now? Where and how do you get started?  First of all, you need to do a bit of research and have a look at what courses are available – a lot of them are relatively short, very affordable and happen frequently.  If you can’t find the time to attend courses face to face, there’s always the option for online learning.  Seminars and workshops are also interesting as they attract a range of people from different backgrounds.  Whichever route you decide to take with your CPD, it will always be a great opportunity to network and meet like-minded people in the health and fitness industry.


At CareerSport Fitness Academy, we try to ensure all of our learners have a variety of CPD courses to choose from.  CareerSport has two branches, one in Belfast, Northern Ireland and another in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.  Here is a list of several CPD courses we offer:

  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Circuit Sessions
  • Level 2 Award in Instructing Kettlebells
  • Indoor Group Cycling
  • Level 3 Award in Business Skills for Fitness Professionals
  • Level 3 Award in Designing Pre and Post Natal Exercise Programmes
  • Level 3 Award in Nutrition for Sport and Exercise Performance
  • Level 3 Diploma in Exercise Referral
  • Level 3 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy
  • Level 4 Certificate in Strength and Conditioning
  • Level 4 Certificate in Obesity and Diabetes
  • Level 4 Certificate in Low Back Pain
  • Level 4 Diploma in Sports Massage Therapy


If you are interested in expanding your knowledge in a vibrant learning environment, contact us and get started!  All courses and upcoming course dates are promoted on our website www.careersport.net and social media pages. Stay up to date with our products and services by following us:

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