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Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management

Humber College - North
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Tuition fee CA$20,525 per program

The fees are for the 2023–2024 academic year and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.

The fees displayed are estimates only for three semesters and are subject to change.

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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The Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management graduate certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge you have acquired in your undergraduate degree. The program provides 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 program require students to participate in fitness classes that will involve physical activity, which may at times be vigorous. Questions about fitness classes and accommodations may be directed to the program coordinator (name and email details located in the Contact Us tab).

Work Placement

Experiential learning is an integral part of this program. The program features three unpaid internship placements. Two take place on campus, and the third takes place off campus. During the on-campus internships, students provide fitness assessments and testing, physical activity counselling and prescription services to Humber and partnership 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, 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.

Career opportunities

Health and fitness clubs represent 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 few decades, and the regulation of kinesiology as a health-care profession, has created demand for qualified professionals in a variety of settings.

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

  • corporate employee fitness and health facilities
  • fitness/wellness centres at academic institutions
  • hospitals and ergonomic clinics
  • 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)
  • rehabilitation centres
  • sport institutes
  • private practice/consultant services

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 of Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! September 2024
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 3, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States