Algonquin College

Fitness and Health Promotion


Helping others achieve a healthy lifestyle.
The two-year Fitness and Health Promotion Ontario College Diploma program prepares you to perform the roles and responsibilities of fitness and health consultants who plan, promote and deliver a wide variety of services. These include activity and educational programs that enhance the health, fitness and well-being of individuals and groups in diverse settings.
In this program, you learn the skills and knowledge to live a fit and healthy lifestyle, which, in turn, allows you to help others achieve their own health and lifestyle goals. You prepare to meet the demands of an evolving, multi-dimensional market for fitness, wellness and health promotion service provision.
Field placements in the program provide industry experience. These varied placements allow you to apply the skills and knowledge gained in classes to a workplace setting, as well as gain exposure to potential employers and add to your overall marketability and employability after graduation.
This program prepares you to challenge certification exams in group fitness and personal training with canfitproTM and personal training with Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). You are also prepared to pursue other certifications in group fitness and personal training nationally and internationally.
Upon graduating, you may find employment in the fitness industry in a variety of settings. These may include:

fitness and health clubs (both corporately or privately owned)
non-profit and community organizations
public, municipal or institutional fitness and recreation centres
corporate employer fitness facilities, private fitness studios
sports specialty training facilities and camps
allied health and alternative health clinics
Additionally, you may choose to become a consultant or business entrepreneur offering private in-person or online personal training and coaching services.

This program is well-suited for students who:

Believe in the value of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Interested in advocating other`s physical activity and wellness.
Enjoy learning about the human body and how it works.
Have strong interpersonal and personal management skills or wish to develop those skills.
Are comfortable speaking in front of small and medium-sized groups or wish to develop those skills.

Program Duration:
2 Years
Work Integrated Learning:
PGWP Eligibility:
English Requirement:
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