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 our unique Humber Centre for Healthy Living 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 executed by students. Your dedication to wellness and your desire to positively impact lives will propel your career in this interactive and life affirming field.Courses Program Standards
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
You will get hands-on experience as a fitness professional through two unpaid work placements, one per semester in your second year of study.
Your first work placement takes place on campus where you will perform fitness appraisals and conduct weekly personal training sessions for an assigned client as part of the Humber Centre for Healthy Living (CHL). Along with personal training, students also provide fitness and exercise tips as content for the Humber CHL website.
Your second work placement takes place off campus, two days per week for 14 weeks (196 hours total) at a fitness facility in a municipal, commercial, private or corporate setting.
Two Exercise Physiology/Fitness Assessment Labs, a dedicated Biomechanics Lab and changerooms dedicated to students in the program.
Students will receive hands-on experience on-campus. Perform fitness appraisals and conduct weekly personal training sessions for two clients who will be assigned to you through the Humber Centre for Healthy Living.
Brad Corcoran, Program Coordinator for Fitness and Health Promotion, and Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management recently weighed in on the hottest fitness trends of 2016. According to Brad and other industry experts, " Zumba is out and obstacle courses are in."
Watch the Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Group Fitness Instructor, Carmen Puyo teach a Glow Dance class at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.
Watch the video to see Fitness & Health Promotion Alumni return to inspire current students.
Watch the video to see how students use Qualysis, Humber's state-of-the-art motion capture system.
Watch the video to hear what students in the program have to say.
Watch the video to see a Humber School Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness grad launch a new Trainsmart Wellness Clinic.
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Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad. Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length. These faculty-lead study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.
Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in a ten day experiential learning trip including one week at IMG Sport Academy, Florida and an experience with the Dunedin Blue Jays.
Students are also eligible to undertake a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips have included locations such as Nunavut where students lead community-based programs focused on wellness, recreation and learning and included the opportunity to explore and experience the culture and nature of this region of Canada.
These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.
According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "the employment of fitness trainers/instructors is expected to grow 8% from 2014-2024, and with the interest in prevention of chronic disease, there is a clear sustainability of the career." That approximate rate of growth can also be expected in Canada.
Graduates will be on their way to opening 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:
Whether you choose employment in a fitness club, corporate fitness centre or municipal facility, or whether you choose to open your own business, you’ll hit the ground running as you prepare to plan, market and deliver safe and effective fitness, wellness and healthy lifestyle programs.
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
Graduates may be eligible to earn the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential offered through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro)
Graduates may be eligible to earn industry credentials including:
Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)
Graduates may be eligible to earn the Certified Personal Trainer (RHEP-CPT) credential offered through the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC).
Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
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Watch the video to hear what students and faculty of the Fitness and Health Promotion program have to say.
Faculty of Health Sciences & Wellness Events
Fall 2019 Open House
Sat, November 16, 2019 | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
See the Open House schedule for Health Science & Wellness programs and plan your visit!
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