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The Kilgore Academy was founded in 2014 to provide a formalized and high quality continuing education for personal trainers, physical educators, yoga instructors, and small gym managers that can be quickly and economically delivered anywhere in the world. Although a new institution, the academy can trace its roots, through its director, to 1997 when Dr. Lon Kilgore created one of the first completely online courses in American fitness academia, taken as a university core course by thousands of students. Years of refinements in teaching methods, assessment approaches, collaborative content creation, technological advancements, and a partnership with CAPDM LTD and Opus Learning LTD have culminated in the creation of the academy and its resident courses.
We’re a premier online educational company with a strong commitment towards providing high quality educational services to workers in the fitness industry. We provide university quality instruction at a fraction of the cost, in fact, some of our courses are absolutely free to take. That is our level of commitment to contributing to the growth and development of trainers and coaches everywhere.
Many of our internet-based courses are approved for continuing education credit by industry leaders in personal training certification. Even if we are not an approved provider for your certifying organization, we can help you put together your application for CEU credit from taking one of our courses. Just look at your CEU requirements description, let us know what evidence you need, and we will provide it.
We have had physical educators apply to their school districts and states to use our courses to satisfy the requirements for continuing professional education that is part of maintaining state teaching certifications or licenses. As the case with CEUs, let us know what evidence is required and we will provide it.
Some of our courses have also been accepted for college credit. While every college and university has different requirements for this, if you complete one of our courses we can provide you with support documentation for the process. See our academy catalog document for further information.
All Kilgore Academy courses and learning platform enhancements are produced and managed in the Cloud by CAPDM LTD using their proprietary Courseworker software for integrated systems management. Within the Courseworker system we use the latest iteration of an enhanced Moodle learning management system as our secure learning environment, along with an external video conferencing tool, and Mahara as our student portfolio system. Our online operations are hosted on two unix-based Amazon Elastic Compute cloud servers. With a 99.5% guaranteed up time, you will never be without access.
Our partner Opus Learning LTD provides operational support for and quality assurance within the student learning environment.
We aren't your average CEU provider. Our courses are better than industry standards. Many of our courses are also used by colleges and universities internationally and we use the same quality control and assurance processes as they. Combined with our best in class psychomotor (practical) testing procedures, no other online provider can compare.
We are committed to quality online education and our staff have presented our practical assessment methods at e-Assessment Scotland and our director is a member of the Texas Distance Learning Association.
The Texas Distance Learning Association is a non-profit state chapter of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) and was the first organization in Texas to serve the diverse range of professionals interested in the field of distance learning. The TxDLA is not an accrediting agency.
Regardless whether you are seeking continuing education credit or are simply learning more about how to be an effective personal trainer, we have the resources and people to aid you on your journey. However, whenever, and wherever you can study, we've got you covered. Our courses are available 24/7/365 on any web capable device.