Membership Affiliation and Accreditation

Membership, Affiliation and Accreditation

What is affiliation and accreditation?

An affiliated association or affiliated academy is an educational institution that operates independently, but also has a formal collaborative agreement with another, usually larger institution that may have some level of control or influence over its academic policies, standards or programs.

Accreditation is necessary to any person or institution in education that needs to prove that they meet a general standard of quality. If you earn a teaching certificate, then you have an accreditation to teach.

Accreditation Focused on materials, quality instruction, institutional structure, validity and reliability of the program, its competency-based assessments, and its ability to differentiate individuals who are qualified to practice in a given profession.

Earning a degree from an accredited program provides verification that you learned something from a quality institution and verification that you have met the criteria to work as a professional.


International Academy of Sports Science and Technology

The International Academy of Sports Science and Technology has a group of experts and researchers in the field of sports science and fitness and its scientific curricula were developed on the basis of scientific international standards. IASST is a member of the largest international bodies interested in the field of sports and fitness, which guarantees its graduate’s opportunities for good learning and obtaining worldwide certificates accredited according to international standards, which Enhances their professional opportunities.


International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education

The Executive Office is located in Berlin, Germany. Was founded in the late 1950s with the aims of maintaining an inclusive perspective on the different disciplines of sport, sport science and physical education, and of furthering a continuing collaboration between them. It brings together a wide range of scientific and professional organizations of various sport branches and disciplines, and creates the possibility for interdisciplinary collaboration.

In accordance with its ‘Associate Status’ with UNESCO, ICSSPE serves as a permanent advisory body to UNESCO and regularly conducts research and other projects on behalf of this United Nations agency.

is also a ‘Recognized Organization’ of the International Olympic Committee, and a has a long tradition of co-operation with the world’s leading sport body.

In addition, ICSSPE collaborates with the World Health Organization (WHO) in the area of physical activity and health promotion.


EuropeActive is over 21 years old and registered in Belgium as a not-for-profit organization. EuropeActive is working at EU level to make more Europeans, more active, more often. Proactively follows EU policies and legislation to represent member and stakeholders interests with the main EU institutions, OECD and WHO.

The sector serves, over 64 million consumers, generates 28.2 billion euro in revenues and consists of 64,000 facilities. With the aim to get more people, more active, more often.

European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS)

Launched in 2007, the European Register of Exercise Professionals (EREPS) is an independent register of instructors, trainers and teachers working in the European health, fitness and physical activity sector.

EREPS recognizes the qualifications and skills of exercise professionals and is an important assurance for the public and employers that their instructor or employee holds the appropriate qualifications to perform their role safely and effectively.

The EREPS Programme:

  • Provides an independent registration process (sometimes called a “license to practice”) for exercise professionals across Europe which is clearly understandable for operators and consumers;
  • Provides a public register with members published on a website directory;
  • Requires member adherence to an EREPS Code of Ethical Practice defining the rights, responsibilities and principles of being an exercise professional;
  • Supports the professional needs of its members in the interests of professionalizing the European fitness sector.

The Academy awards a certificate in the English language accredited by the International Association of Sports Science and Technology, Austria IASST in cooperation with the International Council of Sport Science and Physical Education ICSSPE and the European Health and Fitness Association EuropeActive. Certified Personal Trainer program students are also entitled to register in the European Register of Exercise Professionals EREPS and all certificates can be authenticated from the Austrian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

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