Lifetime Fitness Inc. shows that the demand for fitness professionals is expected to increase by 30 per cent by 2018 as Canadians commit to get active and healthy. Our program prepares you to be a personal trainer, fitness appraiser or group exercise instructor, or pursue a career in wellness consulting, health promotion or program directing. 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.
Whether you choose employment in a fitness club, corporate fitness centre or municipal facility, or 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.
Professional Accreditation, Endorsement and Recognition
Qualified students can earn nationally recognized industry certifications including the following:
– Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) offered through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
– Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) offered through the Canadian Fitness Professionals Inc. (canfitpro)
– Fitness Instructors Specialist (FIS) offered through canfitpro
– Certified Personal Trainer (RHEP-CPT) offered through the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC).
Qualified students in this program are eligible to undertake one of the short duration experiential learning opportunities, which operate annually in May and are 10 to 20 days in length. Destinations include Europe and Asia.
Our Industry Partnerships
The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects (labs, etc.), provide internships for students, donate more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and employ our students upon graduation. Some industry partners for this program include: Bodies By Design, Caledon Centre for Recreation and Wellness, Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden – Personnel Support Programs, Cardio-Go, City of Brampton, City of Mississauga, City of Vaughan, Extreme Fitness, GoodLife Fitness, Health Systems Group, Heart and Stroke Foundation, MayFair Clubs, Mind to Muscle, Sports Specific Training (S.S.T.), The Boulevard Club, The Granite Club, The Motion Room, Toronto Athletic Club, TriFit Inc. and YMCA.
We have state-of-the-art fitness facilities, including two dedicated fitness assessment laboratories, a private personal training studio and two fully equipped group exercise studios.
You’ll get hands-on experience as a fitness professional through two unpaid internships, one per semester in your second year of study. Your first internship takes place on campus, where you will perform fitness appraisals and conduct weekly personal training sessions for two clients who will be assigned to you. Your second internship is off campus, two days a week for 14 weeks (196 hours total) at a fitness facility you choose in a municipal, commercial, private or corporate setting.
Alternative Course of Study
Humber also offers the Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management Ontario Graduate Certificate program 14131.
A Bachelor of Applied Science – Kinesiology degree is available through Humber’s partnership with the University of Guelph (Guelph-Humber). This degree allows qualified Fitness and Health Promotion students to transfer into year three of the degree. A summer bridging semester and specific grade point average are required.
Your Future Study Options
Qualified graduates of this program may be eligible to apply their academic credits toward further study at many postsecondary institutions. Visit humber.ca/transferoptions for detailed information.