|Study location||Canada, Ontario, Kitchener|
|Nominal duration||2 years|
|Tuition fee||CA$15,728 per year
The fees shown here are estimates only for and are subject to change. The above fee includes tuition (CA$13,350), health insurance and ancillary fees.
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|Registration fee||CA$400 one-time
The registration fee includes the non-refundable application fee (CA$100) 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):
PLUS two sciences are required from the followings:
Note: It is recommended that Biology be completed within five years prior to the start date of the program.
The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.
For direct admission, you must be from an English-speaking country or, you must provide one of the English language proficiency tests below:
This program is designed to train and prepare individuals as qualified fitness and health promotion practitioners working within the fitness, health promotion and lifestyle industry. Graduates are equipped with the skills to accurately assess and monitor health and fitness levels to prepare safe and effective programs that meet clients’ goals.
As a fitness and health promotion practitioners, graduates will provide services and programs to a variety of diverse populations such as healthy individuals, youth, seniors and those medically compromised. The program offers instruction in the areas of anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise prescription, health promotion, lifestyle coaching and behaviour modification, nutrition, therapeutic exercise, program planning, marketing, leadership and entrepreneurship, motivation and interpersonal skills.
Courses will be offered using online components, as well as theory and hands-on application. Students gain valuable field experience during their on-campus internship and field work-integrated learning (WIL) experiences. Students will also have the opportunity to obtain internationally recognized fitness certifications such as Group Fitness Instructor and Personal Trainer from the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC), Canadian Fitness Professionals (CanFitPro) and/or Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
Mandatory work-integrated learning (WIL) health and safety requirements must be completed by students prior to student WIL experiences. Successful placement completion is required for students to progress to program completion. To qualify for field/clinical WIL learning experiences, students must present the following by the deadline indicated on the package which will be distributed in class at the end of year one:
- Standard First Aid and CPR – HCP or BLS level
- A Police Check for Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). Police Checks must be clear of any unpardoned criminal offences. An unclear criminal record may result in the inability to participate in field WIL experiences which will jeopardize progress in the program. Acceptance for WIL is at the discretion of the agency; some agencies may request students to provide a VSS completed within six months of WIL start date. Students with criminal records are advised to meet with the program chair for academic counselling to determine program suitability.
Introductory word processing and/or keyboarding is required as the program curriculum makes use of computer-assisted learning and computer technology in WIL experiences.
Applicants should display integrity, reliability, maturity, self-direction, self-discipline, determination, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, poise and leadership attributes.
Applicants are advised that the program uses self-directed/independent study in the delivery of some courses and portions of other courses throughout the program.
Attendance in the classroom, skills lab and clinical experiences is essential.
Graduates find employment in such areas as commercial fitness and health facilities, municipal recreation departments, private agencies (for example health consulting firms), senior citizens’ centres, and rehabilitation centres or self-employment through personal small business entrepreneurship.