As more people become aware of the benefits of fitness and a healthy lifestyle, participation in fitness and recreation programs is growing. Many businesses, both small and large, now provide fitness and lifestyle programs for their employees. As a result, there is an increasing demand for fitness specialists who understand the beneficial aspects of a healthy lifestyle and the process for achieving one.
In this College Certificate program, students gain the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to provide future clients with sound physical fitness and lifestyle choices. In addition, students learn how to design and conduct appropriate fitness programs and provide guidance in related areas including nutrition and active living.
Graduates are eligible to apply for the National Capital Region YMCA/YWCA Personal Trainer, CanFitPro certificate. In addition, graduates may seek employment in private clubs, municipal or provincial government agencies, service clubs, YM-YWCAs, corporate programs and as self-employed fitness consultants.