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Fitness and Health Promotion

Humber College - North
Canada, Ontario, Toronto
Tuition fee CA$17,223 per year

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

The fees displayed are estimates only for two 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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Overview

Humber’s Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program places you at the leading edge of the healthy revolution as you learn from the expert, industry-connected faculty. Skills learned to go far beyond the fundamentals of exercise to include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, business administration and marketing, nutrition, injury management, special event planning, and more.

You will combine classroom theory with hands-on training and real-world experience in our unique Humber Centre for Healthy Living for a comprehensive foundation in fitness that includes working with personal training clients and preparing to earn nationally and internationally recognized certifications. You will apply what you have learned by participating in one of the program’s annual special events promoting healthy living, organized and executed by students. Your dedication to wellness and your desire to positively impact lives will propel your career in this interactive and life-affirming field.

Please note that certain courses in the Fitness and Health Promotion program require students to participate in fitness classes that will involve physical activity, which may at times be vigorous.

Work Placement

You will get hands-on experience as a fitness professional through two unpaid work placements, one per semester in your second year of study.

Your first work placement takes place on campus where you will perform fitness appraisals and conduct weekly personal training sessions for an assigned client as part of the Humber Centre for Healthy Living (CHL). Along with personal training, students also provide fitness and exercise tips as content for the Humber CHL website.

Your second work placement takes place off-campus, two days per week for 14 weeks (196 hours total) at a fitness facility in a municipal, commercial, private or corporate setting.

Career opportunities

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, “the employment of fitness trainers/instructors is expected to grow 8% from 2014-2024, and with the interest in the prevention of chronic disease, there is clear sustainability of the career.” That approximate rate of growth can also be expected in Canada.

Graduates will be on their way to opening their own business or fitness franchise or to take on employment in a fitness club, community centre, resort, day camp or cruise ship, among other opportunities.

Potential jobs include:

  • personal trainer
  • fitness appraiser or group exercise instructor
  • wellness consultant
  • health promoter
  • program director

Whether you choose employment in a fitness club, corporate fitness centre or municipal facility, or whether you choose to open your own business, you’ll hit the ground running as you prepare to plan, market and deliver safe and effective fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyle programs.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)

Graduates may be eligible to earn the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential offered through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology – CSEP.

Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro)

Graduates may be eligible to earn industry credentials including:

Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) offered through the Canadian Fitness Professionals.
Fitness Instructors Specialist (FIS) offered through the Canadian Fitness Professionals.

Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)

Graduates may be eligible to earn the Certified Personal Trainer (RHEP-CPT) credential offered through the Ontario Fitness Council – OFC.

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! May 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 8, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply Now! May 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
May 8, 2023
Apply Now! September 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Sep 5, 2023
Apply Now! January 2024
Application start
Mar 1, 2023
This intake is not applicable
Studies commence
Jan 8, 2024

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States