|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Toronto|
|Nominal duration||2 years, includes 2 work placements|
|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 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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High School / Secondary Education (or higher)
To be eligible for admission, you must possess a high school diploma including these required courses (or equivalents):
Note: This program is available for if the applicant meets all academic requirements other than English.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, if English is not your first language, OR you did not complete a minimum of two years of full-time study at the secondary school level in an English language school system in a country where English is considered the primary language or the primary language of instruction and evaluation is English, with acceptable grades in all English courses, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
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.
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.
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:
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.