NSTEP Certificate Program
Designed for anyone working with children and youth. We tailor the delivery to meet the needs of the particular group.
A Story from an NSTEP Certificate Program Alumni
Charlotte came to NSTEP in 2020 as a Bachelor in Kinesiology student seeking a practicum placement. At this time, Charlotte was unsure of what she wanted to do after graduation. There were many options available – continue her education, work in a clinical setting, or coach!
Charlotte worked with the NSTEP YEG team at Richard Secord Elementary School and gained experience in designing a new physical education and lunch program. She started speaking to students about physical education and nutrition while collaborating with other educational professionals. Charlotte felt right at home at Richard Secord! She enjoyed being in a school environment and concluded that her future career needed to involve children. The practicum placement gave Charlotte a new experience that she didn’t have access to previously and helped her make a decision about her future!
Charlotte now works as an Educational Assistant in a school with two young boys with autism and specializes in inclusive education. Her NSTEP certificate program education supports her in designing and executing physical education lessons. She also has the background to answer her curious students’ nutrition questions! The certificate program has given her the confidence to solve problems and create a safe space for her students daily.
About the NSTEP Certificate Program
The NSTEP certificate program covers nutrition, physical activity, fundamental movement, how the brain learns, and the growth mindset. NSTEP facilitators engage students by using storytelling and real-life applications. Participants learn, practice, and can apply this knowledge to their professional careers to become nutrition and active living advocates for the people they serve.
We welcome students in any post-secondary specialization. The certificate program can also be offered as extra training for various community groups and organizations that work with children and youth.
Examples of groups who have completed Level 1 (Eat, Walk, Live) of the NSTEP Certificate Program:
- Mount Royal University Faculty of Education students
- University of Calgary Nursing students
- University of Alberta students
- Dental Hygiene
- Human Ecology
- Calgary Bridge Foundation for Youth After School Program
- Stoney Nakoda Health Promoters
- SAIT Nutrition for Healthy Lifestyles
Interested in learning more?
Please fill out the form to the right to contact us for more information and start your journey to become NSTEP certified!