People are living longer than ever before and are increasingly concerned about maintaining their health and physical fitness. This program will provide you a blend of fitness education and business principles in order to effectively serve, motivate, and counsel diverse clients. Whether you want to work for a fitness or recreation facility or start your own business, you’ll have the skills and knowledge needed to change and inspire the lives of others through a strong understanding of physical exercise techniques, proper nutrition, and the mental obstacles individuals may need to overcome to achieve their goals.
Our indoor facilities include a fully-equipped weight room, cardio room, multi-purpose room, squash courts, double gymnasium, and stretching area. You will also have exclusive access to a state-of-the-art multi-purpose/functional fitness and assessment laboratory to master your personal training skills on new and traditional equipment. Outdoor facilities include a running track, soccer and football field, baseball diamond, and beach volleyball courts.
You are required to complete a 15-week co-operative work term prior to graduation. The work term provides you with the opportunity to apply classroom studies to an actual work situation, gain extensive practical, on-the-job training, and potentially earn a salary while doing so. Tuition fees are levied for the co-op work term. Although you receive assistance from the coordinators, it is your responsibility to secure a co-op work term. You have the option of completing the co-op work term at the end of semester 4 or 5 as long as you meet academic requirements.
You must also complete approximately 90 hours of volunteer fieldwork as a requirement of courses in first, second, and third year. Placement opportunities include working with community partners, sports organizations, individuals within specific population groups, and personal training clients.