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Fitness and Health Promotion

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Program Code: 10331
Credential: Diploma
Start Dates: January, May, September
Program Length: 4 semesters
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Humber is proud to have the highest graduate employment and employer satisfaction rate of the GTA colleges based on Colleges Ontario’s key performance indicators for college graduates in 2022-2023.

Program Overview

Humber’s Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program places you at the leading edge of the healthy revolution as you learn from expert, industry-connected faculty. Skills learned 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 the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Teaching and Learning Hub 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 delivered 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 this program require students to participate in fitness classes that will involve physical activity which may, at times, be vigorous. Questions about fitness classes and accommodations may be directed to the program co-ordinator.

Work-Integrated Learning  

You will get hands-on experience as a fitness professional through two unpaid occurring in your third and fourth semesters. 

Your first field experience takes place on campus where you will perform fitness appraisals and conduct weekly personal training sessions for an assigned client as part of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Teaching and Learning Hub. 

Your second placement takes place off campus, two days per week for 14 weeks (180 hours total) at a fitness facility in a municipal, commercial, private or corporate setting.

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Watch the video to learn what is work-integrated learning.

Professional and Community Partnerships

Humber maintains strong partnerships within the community - and is the preferred choice by many agencies and facilities due to the outstanding reputation of the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness.

The Humber Advantage

State-of-the-art Facilities

You will benefit from two exercise physiology/fitness assessment labs, a dedicated exercise prescription lab and an exercise studio specifically for students in the program. All of these facilities combined ensure a high-quality learning environment.


Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Teaching and Learning Hub

All students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Teaching and Learning Hub. Drawing on the expertise of the faculty and students, the Hub offers a range of programs, services, and events for the Humber community. For example, students in this program provide personal training services to the Humber community.


Centre for Innovation in Health & Wellness

What does the CIHW offer students? Learning Opportunities! The CIHW engages with students in multiple ways including:

  • Opportunities for capstone projects as part of their academic programs
  • Engaging in innovative applied research with faculty and industry partners
  • Placement hours with work integrated learning
  • Participating and volunteering in interdisciplinary health and wellness initiatives

The Humber Experience

The Right Fit

Are you dedicated to wellness and fitness? Do you enjoy assisting others in achieving their goals? Apply now and learn how to plan, market and deliver safe and effective fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyle programs. This program runs every course, every semester, therefore allowing students to complete the program in consecutive semesters (including the summer), or take a semester off when needed. (Note: programming for International students may be different)


Student Experiences

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Testimonials

Interested in Fitness and Health Promotion at Humber College yet want to know more before enrolling?

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Watch the video to hear what students in the program have to say.

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Watch the video to see Fitness & Health Promotion Alumni return to inspire current students.

Olivia Geraci

Watch the video to hear what students and faculty of the Fitness and Health Promotion program have to say.

Trainsmart Wellness Award

Watch the video to learn how a Humber grad launched his own business.

Expert Faculty

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Expert Faculty

You will learn from expert professors with advanced degrees. Our professors are committed to providing you with practical, hands-on as well as the theoretical knowledge necessary to help you achieve the career you want. Learn more about our people by browsing through the profiles of full-time faculty members:

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Kristin Boyle

BSc, MSc, CSCS

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Joseph Cicchillo

MSc, R.Kin, CSCS

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Bradley Corcoran

BSc, MSc, CSCS

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Sergiu Fediuc

MSc, PhD, R.Kin

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Jason Fisher

BSc

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Jenna Franchuk

B.A., MSc, CSEP CEP , RHEP (OFC)

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Denise Gardner

MSc, MEd

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Joseph Gibbons

MSc, CSCS , CSEP CEP

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Onika Green

MHK, CMPC

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Dr. Elisse Greenspoon

BSc, BEd, DC

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Dr. Robert Gumieniak

PhD, R.Kin, CSEP CEP

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Judith Haig-Tullio

B.A., MSc, CSEP CEP

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Dr. Charlie Lee

PhD, R.Kin

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Maria Pelliccia

BSc, RD

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Carmen Puyo
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Ajay Rampersad

R.Kin, MSc, CSCS , CSEP CEP

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Fabian Rayne

R.Kin, CSEP CEP , MRSc

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Kia Sanei

MSc

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Lori Short-Zamudio

BSc, MPEd, RD

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Darian Silk

MSc, MEd, CSEP CEP

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Deborah Singer

BPHE, BA, BEd

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Alanna Turco

BPHE

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Brent Welsh

R.Kin, MSc, CSCS

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Your Career

Employment within the fitness and wellness industry continues to grow. With increasing awareness in chronic disease prevention and keeping fit for life, this field has career sustainability.  

Graduates will be equipped to open 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: 

  • fitness advisor/ consultant 
  • group exercise instructor 
  • gym manager 
  • health promoter 
  • performance coach 
  • personal trainer 
  • program director 
  • sports trainer 
  • wellness coach 

Whether you choose corporate, municipal or self-employment, you will hit the ground running as you prepare to plan, market and deliver safe and effective fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyle programs. 

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

Certification Opportunities

Qualified graduates may have the opportunity to earn the following certifications and industry credentials:

Program Availability

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Course-Based North Open
Jan 2025 Course-Based North Open
May 2025 Course-Based North Open
Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Course-Based North Open
Jan 2025 Course-Based North Open
May 2025 Course-Based North Opening Soon

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students in Canada who apply for September 2024 start could be eligible for an automatic scholarship*. Apply now

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Start dates between Sept 2024 - Aug 2025
START DELIVERY LOCATION STATUS
Sep 2024 Course-Based North Open
Jan 2025 Course-Based North Open
May 2025 Course-Based North Opening Soon

Humber is a publicly-funded institution and does not have a public-private partnership. International students graduating from Humber or Humber’s International Graduate School (IGS) are eligible to apply for a Post-Graduation Work Permit.

International Students Out of Canada can Apply through Humber International

Please note the new International Admissions Process and Provincial Attestation Letters. Read the update

Apply for September by July 26 for Your Chance to Win $5,000 Toward Your Tuition*

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September 2024 Programs  

Tour Humber's Fitness and Exercise Science Labs

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News Feed

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Wed, December 20, 2023

The Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness is launching a new tutorial Blackboard site entirely dedicated to IPE!

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GET YOUR $125 APPLICATION FEE BACK*

Apply On Us This September!

Apply through OCAS between June 14 - July 19, 2024 and be registered full-time on Tuesday, September 17, 2024 and receive a $125 credit equal to the domestic application fee.

To qualify, get started by filling out the APPLY ON US form.

*This promotion is open to domestic applications for the September 2024 program intakes only. Offer not valid for existing applicants or applications.

International Students with a valid Study Permit or Letter of Introduction (LOI)* can receive a Waiver Code to cover the $100 September 2024 application fee.

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How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by July 15, 2024 to receive your Application Fee Credit. Applications for September will remain open as long as the program availability status shows Open.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Contact Us

Admissions Questions

General Enquiries

Call 416-675-3111 or email enquiry@humber.ca. If you have already applied, be sure to check your application status on myhumber.ca.

Domestic Applicants Enquiries

Domestic applicants can book a one-on-one advising appointment with an admissions representative.

International Applicants Enquiries

Contact the International Centre for information about full-time programs (including the International Graduate School), how to apply and to follow up on your submitted application.

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Brad Corcoran

, program co-ordinator
bradley.corcoran@humber.ca

Campus Information

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How To Become An Apprentice

Becoming an Apprentice

Find an employer willing to sponsor you as an apprentice.

Contact the Ministry of Labour, Immigration, Training and Skills Development to register as an apprentice.

Work with your employer approximately one year before attending Humber.

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Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)

If you’re in high school – grade 11 or 12 – you can earn co-op education credits through work placements in some skilled trades.

Visit OYAP 

How to Apply

Domestic Students

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program.

To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber’s program pages, search by availability, or ontariocolleges.ca.

To see where you are in the admissions process, visit the Admissions Road Map.

International Students

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Need Advice?

Program Advising Appointments

Get help narrowing down your program options or book a one-on-one pre-enrolment advising appointment with one of our Recruitment Officers.

Transfer & Pathway Advising

Book a virtual appointment with a Student Mobility Advisor learn more about getting Transfer Credit(s) for previous post-secondary experience, Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR), and Pathways options.

Admission Requirements

Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

Admission selection is based on the following three requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U) or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4C or SCH4U) or Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U) or Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U) or equivalent
      • Two Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

    or

     

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet all listed course requirements.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a credential evaluation. Note, for international High school education course by course evaluations, ICAS must be used. For international post-secondary education, a WES evaluation must be provided. In situations where you expect to apply for transfer credit, it is recommended that a course by course WES evaluation is completed.

International Academic Equivalency

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Placement Requirements

The pre-requisite requirements must be fulfilled before the commencement of your first placement. Participation in placements will not be allowed if not all the pre-requisite requirements are met. Due to the variety of venues and possible changes in legislation, the requirements are subject to change. Please use the following link to find detailed information about your program’s placement pre-requisite requirements.

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Practical-based Physical Activity

Upon acceptance to the program, students must demonstrate a personal commitment to physical activity and healthy living and possess the ability to fully participate in practical-based physical activity courses: resistance training, group exercise classes, cardiovascular training, plyometrics and flexibility training. Prospective students with special needs or limitations are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the program co-ordinator before applying.

Equipment & Device Requirements

Semester 1

Details and Specifications Minimum Specifications Recommended Specifications
Processor Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
Intel i5-8300H (PC)
4-core or higher 64bit (Mac)
OS Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Windows 10 (PC)
OS 10.15 (Mac)
Memory 8GB of RAM 8GB of RAM
Storage 256GB 256GB
Monitor Laptop Laptop
Other Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite Built-in microphone and webcam, Software: Adobe creative and Microsoft office Suite

Program-Specific Questions

Speak to the Program Co-ordinator about the course curriculum, projects and career options.

Brad Corcoran

, program co-ordinator
bradley.corcoran@humber.ca

Fees & Financial Aid

The 2024/2025 fee for two semesters is:

  • domestic: $4,343.63
  • international: $17,373.89

Fees are subject to change.

Fees by Semester

Domestic Fees International Fees

Additional Costs

$1,250 - textbooks and supplies (for Year 1 and 2)

$160 - first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification (required prior to Semester 3)

$150 - Fitness Instructor Specialist – canfitpro certification (optional) (for Semester 2)

$190 - Personal Trainer Specialist - canfit pro certification (optional) (for Semester 3)

$300 - CSEP-CPT certification (optional) (for Semester 4)

Financial Aid, Scholarships and Bursaries

Understand the costs associated with coming to Humber and explore resources available from first year to your final year on Student Fees and Financial Resources.

Scholarships

Humber Scholarships

Find out more about scholarships and bursaries that you may be eligible for, visit Student Scholarships. International students can visit International Student Scholarships.

Humber Bursaries

Bursaries are available for Certificate, Diploma and Degree programs primarily based on financial need, visit Humber Bursaries.

External Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Find out more information about external scholarships and bursaries, visit External Awards.

Indigenous Student Awards, Bursaries & Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of bursaries and scholarships for Indigenous students, visit Indigenous Student Awards.

Explore Opportunities through Humber Pathways

Humber Pathways include:

  • Opportunities to build on your college education and complete your diploma or degree at Humber.
  • Degree and graduate study opportunities at other institutions in Ontario, Canada and abroad.
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