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Fitness and Health Promotion

Fitness and Health Promotion Ontario College Diploma

What is Fitness and Health Promotion?

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to become leaders in the fitness and health promotion industry. Exercise science, health promotion and business administration represent the primary areas of concentration supported by a curriculum that includes anatomy, physiology, group fitness leadership, fitness testing, personal training, lifestyle programming and client counselling. Business fundamentals and health promotion include courses in small business and entrepreneurship, community development and administrative practices. Practical experience is obtained through lab and workplace settings.

Program Outline 2016-2017

Major:
FHPR
Length:
2 Years
Effective Dates:
2016-2017
Delivery:
4 Semesters
Credential:
Ontario College Diploma
Location:
Barrie
Start:

Fall - Barrie

Winter - Barrie

Contact:
Matt Koller
Email:
Matt.Koller@GeorgianCollege.ca
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1408

This program is designed to provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience necessary to become leaders in the fitness and health promotion industry. Exercise science, health promotion and business administration represent the primary areas of concentration supported by a curriculum that includes anatomy, physiology, group fitness leadership, fitness testing, personal training, lifestyle programming and client counselling. Business fundamentals and health promotion include courses in small business and entrepreneurship, community development and administrative practices. Practical experience is obtained through lab and workplace settings.

The graduate has reliably demonstrated the ability to:

  • conduct assessments of fitness, well-being, and lifestyle for clients and effectively communicate assessment results


  • prescribe appropriate physical activity, fitness, active living, and lifestyle programs to enhance health, fitness, and well-being of clients


  • utilize appropriate interviewing and counselling skills to promote or enhance health, fitness, active living, and well-being of clients


  • collaborate with individuals in the selection and adoption of strategies that will enable them to take control of and improve their health, fitness, and well-being


  • develop, implement, and evaluate activities, programs, and events which respond to identified needs and interests of clients and maximize the benefits of health, fitness, and well-being


  • train individuals and instruct groups in exercise and physical activities
  • contribute to community health promotion strategies


  • assist in the development of business plans for health and fitness programs, activities, and facilities


  • implement strategies and plans for ongoing personal and professional growth and development


  • develop and implement risk management strategies for health and fitness programs, activities, and facilities


  • interact effectively with clients, staff, and volunteers in health and fitness programs, activities, and facilities


  • utilize environmentally friendly products, supplies and services in all aspects of their work


  • apply entrepreneurial business principles to a fitness and health promotion opportunity.
Fall Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Fall | Winter | Fall | Winter

2016 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

Winter Intake - Barrie

Sem 1 | Sem 2 | Sem 3 | Sem 4

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Winter | Summer | Fall | Winter

2017 | 2017 | 2017 | 2018

OSSD or equivalent with

- Grade 12 English (C or U)

- any Grade 11* or 12 Mathematics (C, M, or U)

- Grade 11 or 12 Biology (C or U)

OR Grade 12 Exercise Science (U)

*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics (MBF3C or MCF3M)

You must meet ONE of the following requirements to be eligible for admission to these programs:

Secondary school applicants:

- OSS Curriculum: OSSD or equivalent with Grade 12 English C or U (ENG4C, ENG4U); plus any Grade 11* or 12 College level Mathematics (MBF3C, MAP4C or MCT4C) or 11* or 12 University level Mathematics (MCF3M, MCV4U, MHF4U, MCB4U, MGA4U or MDM4U); plus Grade 11 C or U or 12 C Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U, SBI4U) or Grade 12 U Exercise Science (PSE4U)/Grade 12 U Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U). (*Minimum of 60% in Grade 11 College or University level Mathematics MBF3C or MCF3M). Also recommended: Grade 11 U or 12 U Chemistry or Grade 12 C Chemistry (SCH3U, SCH4C, SCH4U) OR Grade 11 U or 12 U Physics or Grade 12 C Physics (SPH3U, SPH4U, SPH4C).

Non-Secondary school applicants (19 years or older):

- Any credit Communication course and most credit mathematics, and biology courses taken at Georgian College

- College preparatory programs including those taken at Georgian College: Hospitality Skills and Pre-health Sciences*

- Equivalent courses in English and mathematics, and biology taken through secondary school or Independent Learning Centres (at the general, advanced, college or university level)

- Academic and Career Entrance Certificate (ACE) program with communications and mathematics, and biology

- Mature student testing in English and mathematics, and testing/challenge exam in biology that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through most testing services)*

- Ontario High School Equivalency Certificate (GED) plus biology

- English, Literature or Communication and mathematics credit courses and most biology credit courses from accredited colleges/universities

- If home schooled, applicants can write the mature student testing in English and mathematics, and testing/challenge exam in biology that meets the minimum standards for admission (available through testing services)*

* available from Georgian College. For a complete listing please contact the Office of the Registrar.

19 Mandatory Courses

2 Communications Courses

3 General Education Courses

To graduate from this program, the passing weighted average for promotion through each semester, from year to year, and to graduate is 60%. Additionally, a student must attain a minimum of 50% or a letter grade of P (Pass) or S (Satisfactory) in each course in each semester unless otherwise stated on the course outline.

Mandatory Courses

BIOL1017 Applied Anatomy
BIOL1018 Exercise Physiology
BIOL1027 Anatomy
BIOL1028 Physiology
ENTR2009 Entrepreneurship and Small Business
FITN1007 Fitness Instructor Leadership
FITN1008 Introduction to Fitness and Health Promotion
FITN1009 Personal Training
FITN1010 Industry Experience 1
FITN1013 Client Counselling
FITN2008 Fitness Appraisal and Testing 1
FITN2009 Exercise and the Human Condition
FITN2010 Advanced Exercise Techniques
FITN2011 Fitness Appraisal and Testing 2
FITN2012 Industry Experience 2
FITN2013 Exercise Planning and Prescription
NUTR2000 Current Concepts in Nutrition
RECR2003 Administration Practices
RECR2006 Community Development
Communications Courses

To be selected at time of registration from the College list, as determined by testing.
General Education Courses

To be selected from College list

It is required that students have Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid on admission to the program (on-line courses are not acceptable). It is the student's responsibility to renew their Level HCP CPR certification annually while in the Program. Students are asked to submit a copy of their current Level HCP CPR and Standard First Aid certificate to the coordinator of the program at registration.

View the Fitness and Health Promotion articulations on the Credit Transfer Centre page.

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Program:

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Year:

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For inquiries please contact the appropriate person below.

Contact:
Matt Koller
Phone:
705-728-1968 ext. 1408

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