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Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management

Humber College - North
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Tuition fee CA$18,910 per year

The fees shown here are estimates only for two semesters and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$16,943), health insurance and ancillary fees.

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Registration fee CA$375 one-time

The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$75) and the refundable deposit fee (CA$300).

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Humber’s Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management graduate certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge you have acquired in your undergraduate degree by providing in-depth, hands-on instruction in the areas of fitness assessment, health and lifestyle counselling, exercise prescription and delivery, health promotion, group exercise leadership, health and fitness management, marketing and entrepreneurship, ergonomic assessment, and functional abilities assessment. Students learn in small groups instructed by expert faculty currently employed in the fitness and health industry.

Our advisory committee provides regular review and input into our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

Please note that certain courses in the Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management program require students to participate in fitness classes that will involve physical activity, which may at times be vigorous.

State-of-the-art Facilities

Students benefit from two dedicated fitness assessment laboratories, a private personal training studio, and two fully equipped group exercise studios. All of these facilities combined ensure a high-quality learning environment.

Visit Fitness & Exercise Science Labs

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

All students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness’ faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for the Humber community.

Visit the Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Work Placement

Experiential learning is an integral part of this program. The program features three unpaid internship courses, two of which take place on campus and the third of which takes place off campus. During the on-campus courses, students provide fitness assessments and testing, physical activity counselling and prescription services to Humber and partner employees as part of the Humber Centre for Healthy Living (Humber CHL). Students have the opportunity to run workshops for the Humber CHL and its partners, as well as providing healthy tips and videos for the Humber CHL website. Throughout the on-campus internship courses, students participate in seminars with their professors and classmates to critically analyze their experiences and develop the skills required for professional work.

The final work placement is a four-week block placement off campus with one of Humber’s industry partners.

Industry Partnerships

The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness has more than 500 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects such as laboratories, provide internships for students, fund more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and also employ Humber graduates. Industry partners for this program include:

  • Health Systems Group
  • Trifit
  • the City of Mississauga
  • the City of Vaughan
  • the Boulevard Club
  • the Adelaide Club
  • The Fitness Institute
  • Toronto area hospitals and rehabilitation clinics

Watch the video to find out more about the Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management program.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in a ten-day experiential learning trip including one week at IMG Sport Academy, Florida and an experience with the Dunedin Blue Jays.

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study aboard. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-lead study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Career opportunities

About 15 percent of the population, or 4.5 million people, belong to one of Canada’s 4,900 health and fitness clubs. This represents just one category of employer where students can expect to find a job as a fitness appraiser, personal trainer, wellness specialist, program director or club manager. The growth of the fitness business over the past three decades, and the regulation of kinesiology as a health-care profession, has created a demand for qualified professionals in a variety of settings.

In addition to private and commercial facilities, graduates may work in:

  • corporations that offer fitness and health services for employees
  • wellness centres at academic institutions
  • sport institutes
  • hospitals and rehabilitation units
  • municipal and community services
  • organizations that mandate health and fitness as a condition of employment (e.g., military; – correctional services; and police, fire and emergency response departments)
  • ergonomics

In addition, graduates may wish to set up a private practice.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certification Opportunities

After successful completion of this program, along with the required core undergraduate degree courses, graduates may be eligible to earn industry credentials and registration including:

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2023
Application start
Oct 3, 2022
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States