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Fitness and Health Promotion Ontario College Diploma

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  • Objectives
    This four-semester diploma program is based on both academic and practical courses, which provide graduates with the knowledge, skills and experiences required for careers as health and fitness professionals. The curriculum is designed to provide students with both the theoretical and hands on experience required by a multidimensional fitness professional. Courses include anatomy and physiology, wellness, nutrition, fitness assessment, personal training, and marketing/entrepreneurship. These courses position the graduate for employment in this growing and challenging career.
  • Practical experience
    The program also includes practical learning in a fitness setting. Two field placement opportunities will provide the student with workplace experience supervised by a trained professional. Upon completion of this program, students will be eligible to participate in two nationally recognized professional certifications in group exercise instruction, and personal training.
  • Academic Title
    Fitness and Health Promotion Ontario College Diploma
  • Course description
    Semester 1     

       1. INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY
       2. COMMUNICATIONS FOR FITNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION
       3. ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY
       4. INTRODUCTION TO WELLNESS
       5. NUTRITION 1
       6. INTRODUCTION TO FITNESS MANAGEMENT

    Semester 2     


       1. COMMUNITY AND CIVIL LIFE
       2. MECHANICS OF EXERCISE
       3. ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
       4. PROGRAM DESIGN
       5. LEADERSHIP AND MOTIVATION
       6. PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF INJURIES
       7. NUTRITION II

    Semester 3     


       1. FIELD PLACEMENT I
       2. HEALTH PROMOTION IN DIVERSE POPULATIONS
       3. MARKETING AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP
       4. FITNESS ASSESSMENT & PRESCRIPTION I
       5. PERSONAL TRAINING AND PROGRAMMING
       6. COUNSELLING TECHNIQUES
       7. RESEARCH TECHNIQUES AND APPLICATION

    Semester 4     


       1. Program Management
       2. FITNESS ASSESSMENT AND PRESCRIPTION II
       3. ADVANCED PERSONAL TRAINING TECHNIQUES
       4. ADVANCED EXERCISE LEADERSHIP
       5. HOLISTIC WELLNESS APPLICATIONS
       6. FIELD PLACEMENT II

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