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How is K11 different from any other fitness training institute in India?
We don’t really know what the other courses are offering or whether their faculty is qualified to teach fitness sciences. What we can tell you for sure is that our courses are extremely comprehensive and the syllabi are scientifically validated. The DPT course has 25 intensive sessions of practical training that has only 6 students per Master Trainer that ensures personal attention and enough practice time. We have a fully equipped LAB (gym floor) for the practical classes. This gives our students a clear edge as they become extremely effective fitness professionals.
Are the courses recognized by the Government of India?
Yes, the Diploma in Personal Training Course offered by K11 School of Fitness Sciences is aligned to the National Skills Qualification Framework (NSQF) Level 4 set by the National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) for the Sports, Physical Education, Fitness and Leisure Skills Council (SPEFL-SC).

K11 School of Fitness Sciences also has the honor of being funded partners with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a body established by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship (MSDE), Government of India; K11 School of Fitness Sciences is shouldering the responsibility of developing skilled human resources. Through this partnership, K11 School of Fitness Sciences will be responsible for generating more than 55,000 skilled work-force in the fitness industry in the upcoming 10 years.

Does the course have any international affiliation / recognition?
The Diploma in Personal Training Course offered by the K11 School of Fitness Sciences meets International standards as laid down by the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals (ICREPS).

This Diploma in Personal Training offered by K11 is Independently Accredited by PD:Approval (ICREPS appointed auditor) and is Internationally recognized by the Register for Exercise Professionals (REPs) – India Foundation (Member of the International Confederation of Registers for Exercise Professionals: ICREPS) under the Category: Personal Trainer.

This K11 Diploma in Personal Training that is recognized by REPs INDIA makes the Diploma holders portable for employment as a Personal Trainer to the Fitness Industries of the following 6 member nations of ICREPS: United Arab Emirates, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Poland, and Ireland.

If I don’t clear examinations, will I get a certificate?
In order to maintain and preserve the reputation of the K11 certificate(s) and to ensure that employers across the country trust the certification, we do not offer any participation certificate which could be misused by a candidate to pretend that he/she has passed our examinations. Successfully passing all examinations is compulsory for certification in all the courses offered by K11 School of Fitness Sciences.
Can the course(s) be fast tracked as I can’t invest 5 months into education?
We do not advise this because the best learning is possible if one follows the flow of theory first followed by practical classes i.e. understanding the ‘why’ first and then learning the ‘how’. But in case you are from outstation or if your job does not allow 5 months, you may either choose the Only Sunday batches that start regularly in all our school locations. If that is also not possible, then upon request, we can arrange for the practical and theory classes to be conducted together on the same days which will fast track the course completion for you. There is no removal of any unimportant part of the syllabus for fast tracking, as everything that is taught as a part of the course is important.
I am not from any fitness background, is it possible for me to make a career in the Fitness Industry?
We have many students who have done the course and became very good fitness professionals without having any background in fitness prior to the course. This is possible only because our faculty teaches assuming that the students know nothing and cover all the basics. The only thing necessary is a curious, open mind, respect for scientific facts, and a sincere approach to the studies involved in doing the course.
Do you provide job guarantee or placement assistance, and if so where?
Once you pass the K11 examination we provide you with placement assistance. In fact if you do a little survey yourself you will find that K11 trainers have been employed in almost every top of the line fitness facilities in the country. So once you pass the relevant examinations, the K11 Placement Cell will line up interviews for you in the most high profile gyms across the country. Once you clear the interviews, your career as a fitness professional will start off.
What if I don’t clear the examination in the first attempt?
A student who is not able to clear the examinations in the first attempt will get another attempt at the examination without any cost. Post that, if required multiple re-attempts can be taken by a student by paying a nominal re-examination fees. Certification is earned only upon successfully passing all relevant examination of the particular course. Talk to a K11 Counselor to understand more about examination rules and regulations.
Can I use the LAB (gym floor) facility for my own workouts while the course is going on?
No, this is not allowed. The use of the LAB is allowed only under the supervision of a K11 Master Trainer during the scheduled practical sessions which are part of the course.
Do you have any correspondence / online courses?
We firmly believe that a fitness professional is incomplete without hands on practical training which is not possible through correspondence or online learning. Hence, we are strictly against the concept of correspondence courses when it comes to certifying fitness professionals. Our brick & mortar school campuses and exhaustive face to face learning experience makes a fitness professional qualified from K11 School of Fitness Sciences totally job ready and extremely effective in the job.
What is the eligibility criteria required to join the K11 course(s)?
The eligibility criteria set by the School for the courses are as follows:

Diploma in Personal Training: SSC (10th) Passed or equivalent

Certified Sports Nutritionist: HSC (12th) or equivalent

Certified Personal Trainer for Special Populations: Having completed the K11 Diploma in Personal Training Course
Can I pay the course fees in parts?
K11 School of Fitness Sciences has tied up with Non-Banking Financial Companies (NBFCs) that offer finance facility for vocational education courses. The finance facility is offered at 0% interest rate via the NBFCs and EMIs can be availed for up to 9 months.

Is this course recognized by any university and is it a course or a diploma or just a certification?
This category - Diploma in Personal Training (DPT), was what the K11 Certified Personal Trainer Course was slotted into, by ICREPs approved Auditors - PD:APPROVAL, who accredited us for our Personal Trainer course to be deemed as REPs LEVEL-III.

Degree Courses are extensive, ranging from a minimum of 2 years to a maximum of 6 years. The reason for the elongated duration is not the fact that they teach more in depth about domain expertise. They combine general education, with probably only the last year dealing with the specialization that one chooses to have a profession in.

Diploma courses, on the other hand, are intensive. They are designed in a way such that the learner gets foundation theoretical knowledge about the subject that one chooses to learn, apart from extensive practical training needed in the job industry. It is a type of education that dispenses knowledge with APPLICATION, solely focused on what you have chosen to do professionally. Diploma courses, thus are a maximum of one year in duration.

A Diploma is a term that precedes the term Certification Courses for Vocational Education. It is a more recognizable term simply because it has also been a part of, or an off shoot of formal education. This is also the reason why many people insist that one cannot use the term unless one has approval from or association with bodies such as the UGC (University Grants Commission Act, 1956) or AICTE (All India Council for Technical Education).

The truth, even in the Indian scenario, is:

- An institute, a polytechnic or a university can offer a diploma course

- There is no need for the institute or the polytechnic to be UGC or AICTE approved

- A diploma is a specific academic award usually awarded for professional/vocational courses

- Diploma programs provide education within your given field and get you into the work space sooner

K11 Diploma in Personal Training, fits all the above criteria, and more importantly has been approved to be REPs Category - Personal Trainer, accredited by ICREPs approved auditor - PD:Approval as a DIPLOMA in Personal Training.

How much can I earn as a fitness professional?
It’s hard to put an exact figure on the earning as it differs from individual to individual. The amount of time and dedication that an individual puts into his/her profession plays an important role in the earnings. The certification will definitely help in increasing the income potential. There are no high profile gyms that employ non-certified staff. Trainers in these gyms enter at a minimum salary of Rs.8,000/- to Rs.10,000/- per month and then with personal training clients which is the actual source of income for fitness professionals, the take home goes up to Rs.40,000/- to Rs.50,000/- per month. There are many K11 certified personal trainers who are making in lakhs per month.
I want to open my own gym, will the course help me?
The Diploma in Personal Training Course along with the Certified Sports Nutritionist Course and Certified Personal Trainer for Special Populations Course will most definitely make you into a very well-rounded fitness professional. The knowledge of exercise science will help you select the proper equipment for a gym. But management of a gym, like any other business, is an entirely different ball game. The courses will make you into a professional by teaching you the science of fitness, the product of the gym business, and if you have a knack for the business of fitness, then you most definitely can start you own gym and run it successfully.

After doing the K11 course will I get a job in any other gym?
After successfully clearing the K11 course(s), we offer you with excellent placement assistance. We will line up interview appointments for you with the top most gyms/health clubs across the country that seek qualified human resources from K11 School of Fitness Sciences. Once you clear the interview, you will get the job and career as a fitness professional will start off.
I am a physiotherapist, do I need to do the K11 Diploma in Personal Training Course?
A physiotherapist is a highly qualified professional, in a field of expertise that is entirely different from that of a fitness professional’s. The physiotherapist’s role is to look after a person suffering from a musculoskeletal or neuro musculoskeletal pathology and rehabilitate the person to physiological normalcy. The role of a fitness professional starts at physiological normalcy to take the individual to higher levels of fitness. Hence, a fitness trainer is not qualified to do the job of a physiotherapist or vise-versa, and thus, a Physiotherapist must get qualified in the K11 Diploma in Personal Training Course if they wish to expand their horizons beyond rehabilitation.
The practicals will teach me how to perform exercises correctly, but do you teach how to teach/coach clients in the course?
The practical classes in the Diploma in Personal Training (DPT) Course are conducted by the K11 Master Trainers in such a way that a student learns the bio-mechanically correct form and technique of executing exercise movements by themselves, and also the 1:6 ratio of teacher to students make sure that each student gets to see the corrections made on their classmates by the K11 Master Trainer and observe the teaching techniques employed. Client spotting and teaching techniques are taught throughout the practical classes. This gives all students the practical and hands-on learning when it comes to teaching exercises to individuals. Further, the DPT Course has an Examination as per international standards called as Training Program Delivery to assess a student’s capability of handling a client and delivering a training program
Do I have to pay the fees at one go, or is there any EMI facility available?
We do have easy finance facilities for fees to be paid through EMIs offered at 0% percent interest to the student. For more information on this, kindly contact your nearest K11 Center and speak to a K11 Counselor.
I am not very comfortable with English as a language. Will I still be able to understand the course?
K11 School of Fitness Sciences has the Diploma in Personal Training Course in the vernacular medium of Hindi across all centers along with English, in Mumbai and Pune, it is offered in Marathi as well. The course content is identical & the certificate given out at the end of the course is also the same. Even the course manuals have been translated to Hindi and Marathi. We believe that you should study a subject in the language you are most comfortable in for optimal understanding.
What is K11's accreditation or licence to provide the Certified Sports Nutrition course?
The Certified Sports Nutritionist Course is a vocational course and currently in India, there are no accrediting body’s or professional registers to qualify the standards of education, and professionally register Certified Sports Nutritionists.
Only those that have a Bachelors or Masters degree can proceed on to becoming a Registered Dietitian (RD).

As far as the K11 Certified Sports Nutritionist Course is concerned, it the most scientifically accurate and up-to-date course in the Fitness Industry.
It has become possible because of K11's constant efforts into research and development of the course syllabus. A dedicated Nutrition Department, that comprises of highly qualified teaching faculty and a research cell, is constantly toiling (working hard) to make sure that the syllabus and the study material that is delivered in the course are totally and completely scientifically validated and referenced. Everything that is taught in the course is evidence based.
Will I gain knowledge about steroids or performance enhancement drugs in Certified Sports Nutritionist Course?
NO. It would be completely unethical for an school teaching fitness sciences to deal with topics related to pharmaceutical drugs. Pharmaceutical drugs as a class of substances are prescription medicines for certain disorders and may have serious adverse side effects if not used under medical supervision, and hence, the K11 Certified Sports Nutritionist Course will not cover steroids or pharmaceutical drugs. However, sports supplementation and performance enhancing food supplements are covered in general in the Diploma in Personal Training Course and in-depth in the Certified Sports Nutritionist Course.
Is it possible to change my batch or to transfer the school?
Yes, change of batch or transferring the course to any other K11 Center is possible. However, this is subject to seat availability in the desired batch and location. A student has to put a request application for the same to the K11 Student Support Cell by writing an email to or via the Student Support Section on K11’s official website
What if I miss a particular lecture or want to re-attend a topic, is it possible?
YES. Re-attendance of missed classes or re-sitting for classes is allowed for all the courses at K11. However, this is subject to seat availability in the desired batch. A student has to put a request application for the same to the K11 Student Support Cell by writing an email to or via the Student Support Section on K11’s official website
I have always been an average student or you may say below average in my academics. After knowing about the high passing criteria, I don’t feel confident about passing. Will I be able to successfully clear the course and get certified?
Grades in school and college never really reflect a person’s true IQ. Interest & passion for the subject matter plays a huge role in your absorption of the course content. Thus, if you have a passion for fitness and exercise, and you are doing the course from the express desire of learning as much about fitness as possible, then passing the examinations will not be difficult. We have many examples of students who were below average in school and have passed the K11 examinations with flying colors.
How can a batch of 40 or 50 students learn practical together?

They CANNOT. That is why the practical classes in the K11 Diploma in Personal Training Course is conducted in a very healthy Teacher to Student ratio of 1:6. That means, all the batches of the K11 DPT Course is divided into small groups of 6 students and each group is assigned a K11 Master Trainer. This ensures enough practice time and personal attention from the Master Trainer for all the students.

Why CPR and AED is conducted by a third party agency and what is the recognition of the agency?
In India, First Aid and emergency life saving techniques of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) & Automated External Defibrillator (AED) has to be taught and trained by agencies recognized by the Government specifically for these activities. To offer the compulsory training on CPR & AED to budding fitness professionals under its own roof, K11 has sought the services of Rashtriya Life Saving Society (RLSS) is the Official branch of the Royal Life Saving Society (Commonwealth), which is headquartered in the UK and is a member of the International Life Saving Federation, based in Belgium. The RLSS was established in 1998 with a joint agreement between:

- The Royal Life Saving Society, UK

- The Royal Life Saving Society, Australia

- The Indian Maritime Foundation
What is the difference between K11 and ACE, ACSM, NSCA, etc.?
The same difference that is between a campus based face to face learning program and an online/correspondence learning. K11 School of Fitness Sciences offers courses in its brick & mortar school campuses across the country. The Diploma in Personal Training course, for example, has 222 hours of face-to-face campus based learning comprising of classrooms sessions and practical sessions conducted in the LAB (gym floor). ACE, ACSM, and NSCA conducts online computer based testing (CBT) exams which a learner has to clear after going through the study material which has to be bought separately. There are no face-to-face classroom or lab study hours in these online certification exams. Refer to the figure below to understand it further:

Learner Benefits:
Campus Study vs Online
Certification Exam
Campus-based Study
at K11 School of
Fitness Sciences
Online Certification
Exams like ACE, ASCM,
NSCA, etc.
Teacher-led Classroom Sessions
Practical learning in LAB
Job Readiness
Student Support
Dedicated Placement Support
Guided Learning Hours
Student Teacher Interaction
Live Q&A and Query Resolution
Vernacular Learning Mediums (Only Ace)
Practical & Viva Examinations*
CPR & AED at the Center
Professional Certification

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