Fitness and Health Promotion Become a fitness and health professional. Practical training and industry experience that extends beyond lectures. Be certification-ready.

General information

Program code
FHPR
Duration
4 Semesters (2 Years)
Credential
Ontario College Diploma
Campuses
Delivery
Full-time

Intake information

Start date Campus
Fall 2019 Barrie
Winter 2019 Barrie

Program description

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.

Career opportunities

Career opportunities include personal trainer, group exercise instructor, health and fitness appraiser/counsellor, wellness consultant, and program director at commercial/private fitness and health clubs, resorts/hotels, corporate/employee fitness centres and organizations, or municipal /community fitness facilities or health units.

Admission information

Admission requirements

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)

Mature students, non-secondary school applicants (19 years or older), and home school applicants may also be considered for admission. Eligibility may be met by applicants who have taken equivalent courses, upgrading, completed their GED, and equivalency testing. For complete details refer to: www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/policies-procedures/

Pathways

Applicants who have taken courses from a recognized and accredited post-secondary institution and/or have relevant life/learning experience may also be considered for admission; refer to the Credit Transfer Centre website for details:
www.georgiancollege.ca/admissions/credit-transfer/

Criminal Reference/Vulnerable Sector Check

Placement agencies require an up-to-date clear criminal reference check and vulnerable sector check prior to going out on placement. Students should obtain their criminal reference three months prior to placement; checks conducted earlier may not be considered current. As some jurisdictions require longer lead-time for processing, please check with the program coordinator to ensure you allow for sufficient turn-around time. It is the student's responsibility to provide the completed document prior to placement start.

NOTE: A record of criminal offences, for which a pardon has not been granted, may prevent students from completing their placements, thereby affecting their ability to graduate.

Admission details

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.

Courses

Mandatory courses

  • BIOL 1027 - Anatomy (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 1028 - Physiology (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 1007 - Fitness Instructor Leadership (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 1008 - Introduction to Fitness and Health Promotion (Semester 1 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 1017 - Applied Anatomy (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • BIOL 1018 - Exercise Physiology (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 1009 - Personal Training (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 1010 - Industry Experience 1 (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 1013 - Client Counselling (Semester 2 / 42 hours)
  • ENTR 2009 - Entrepreneurship and Small Business (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 2008 - Fitness Appraisal and Testing 1 (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 2009 - Exercise and the Human Condition (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 2013 - Exercise Planning and Prescription (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • NUTR 2000 - Current Concepts in Nutrition (Semester 3 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 2010 - Advanced Exercise Techniques (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 2011 - Fitness Appraisal and Testing 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • FITN 2012 - Industry Experience 2 (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • RECR 2003 - Administration Practices (Semester 4 / 42 hours)
  • RECR 2006 - Community Development (Semester 4 / 42 hours)

Communications courses

  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the communications list during registration. (Semester 2)

General education courses

  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 1)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 3)
  • Select 1 course from the general education list during registration. (Semester 4)