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WHAT OUR STUDENTS SAY:

This program is amazing. There are other programs out there that don't really provide you with the same aspects of fitness and this really goes int [...]

Ryan Schilling
Fitness and Health Promotion
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Fitness and Health Promotion

Fitness and Health Promotion

Fitness and Health Promotion

Fitness and Health Promotion

Fitness and Health Promotion

At every stage of life, people want to look and feel their best. Whether it’s a full-body workout to look great or a holistic prescription to feel great, fitness professionals unite the science of the human body with the art of motivation to support clients on their personal journeys to overall well-being.

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Program Description

This program is based in theory and layers in practical experience that will make your textbooks come alive.

Classroom lectures and learning activities prepare you for hands-on labs. Independent and collaborative projects prepare you to work with a variety of health-care professionals and wellness practitioners. To enable you to be successful when writing your certification exams, you will develop core competencies in:

  • Functional anatomy
  • Exercise physiology
  • Exercise prescription
  • Entrepreneurial marketing
  • Holistic wellness
  • Nutrition
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Admission Requirements

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status
  • Grade 12 English (C or U) (minimum grade of 60 per cent)
  • Grade 11 or 12 biology (C, M or U)
  • Grade 12 exercise science (PSE4U) (recommended)

PRE-PLACEMENT REQUIREMENTS

To be eligible for the field placement component of this program you must (at your expense) provide:

  • A clear and current Criminal Reference Check (CRC) with Vulnerable Sector Screening (VSS). If you cannot provide a clear CRC with VSS, you may not be accepted for placement by a field placement agency. CRCs with VSS must be obtained from your local police station. You may be required to obtain additional CRCs with VSS to meet field placement agency requirements
  • Current Level C CPR from a recognized provider
  • Current standard first aid certification
  • Entry immunization form completed by a health care provider
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Career Options

WHAT YOU COULD BE:

  • Facility supervisor
  • Fitness class manager
  • Fitness programmer
  • Fitness and wellness writer
  • Personal trainer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Wellness co-ordinator

WHERE YOU COULD WORK:

  • Corporate wellness centres
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Entrepreneurial opportunities
  • Municipal and community recreation services
  • Senior centres, long-term care facilities
  • Specialized personal training studios
  • Spas, resorts, cruise ships
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Program Costs

YEAR ONE FEESDomesticInternational
Tuition$2,768$12,539
Compulsory Ancillary

$1,091

$1,796
Program Incidental$153$153
Total Fees:$4,012$14,488

Please note: fees are based on the 2016-2017 academic year and do not include textbooks. For more information please see Other fees to consider.

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Field Placement

Your learning experience will be complemented by two field placements working alongside successful fitness  professionals to enrich your knowledge, skills and attitude.

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PROGRAM AT-A-GLANCE
  • ontariocolleges.ca code: FIT
  • Program length: Four semesters
  • Credential awarded: Ontario College Diploma
  • Location: Oshawa
  • School: School of Health & Community Services (HCS)
  • Domestic tuition: $2,768 (CDN)
  • Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: January 2018
  • International Intake Statuses
    • Program intake status is Closed Closed: January 2017
    • Program intake status is Open Open: September 2017
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