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Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management

Credential: Ontario Graduate CertificateProgram Code: 14131Length: 2 semestersProgram Starting Between:  

Admission Requirements

Applicants must meet all the requirements below in order to meet minimum program eligibility. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee an offer of admission. Admission decisions will be available via MyHumber, or by email and mail. Admission decisions will not be released by phone.

Admission selection is based on the following 3 requirements:

  • Academic

    To be eligible for admission, you must possess the following:

    • A Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology, Physical Education, or Human Kinetics including completion of the following courses:
       
      • Human Anatomy
      • Human Physiology
      • Exercise Physiology
      • Biomechanics
      • Statistics/Research Methods
         
    • It is recommended that students also possess at least one semester of the following courses:
       
      • Psychomotor Behaviour or Motor Learning
      • Introduction to Health and Wellness, or Epidemiology of Physical Activity
      • Psychology of Sport, Psychology of Exercise, Sociology of Exercise, or Sociology of Sport

    Mature Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or other postsecondary school, and will be 19 or older as of the first day of classes. Humber will invite you for testing to demonstrate that you meet program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a mature applicant if they have not completed secondary school or attended postsecondary studies, and will be 21 or older as of the first day of classes. Mature applicants for degree programs will be required to meet course requirements at the U/M level or equivalent.

    College Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a college transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a college-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or college courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants must have an overall minimum grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent in the program. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

    University Transfer Applicants

    Diplomas and Certificates

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility.

    Degrees

    An applicant is considered a university transfer applicant if they have completed some or all of a university-level credential. Humber may use a combination of secondary school and/or university courses and grades to determine program eligibility. Applicants are required to disclose and provide academic transcripts for all course work completed at the postsecondary level.

  • English Language Proficiency

    All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

  • International Credit Evaluation

    Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

INTERNATIONAL ACADEMIC EQUIVALENCY

Admission equivalencies for Humber depend on your country of study. Please enter your location or choose detect my location to see the requirements for your country below.

Post-Admission Requirements

Once you have been accepted, and have confirmed your offer, you may need to complete a further set of requirements related to your program (Post-Admission Requirements).

Program Requirements

Once accepted into the program, students must demonstrate a personal commitment to physical activity and healthy living, and possess the ability to fully participate in practical-based physical activity courses: resistance training, group exercise classes, cardiovascular training, plyometrics and flexibility training.

Students must also hold current CPR certification or obtain it during Semester 1.

Practical courses, which take place in a lab, have a strict attendance policy, which is mandatory for successful completion of the course.

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $6,688.65
  • international: $16,051.00

Fees are subject to change.

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,325.44$7,815.50
Tuition$2,663.43$7,153.49
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$202.23$202.23
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$3,363.21$7,815.50
Tuition$2,663.43$7,115.72
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$240.00$240.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140

Additional Costs

$1,100 - textbooks (per year); $140 - Fitness Assessment Kit; $120 - First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) certification; $50 - CKO Jurisprudence; $90 - $200 - Professional Development Conference; $170 - Fitness Instructor Specialist certification (optional); $300 - Certified Personal Trainer certification (optional).

Pathways

Pathways are academic routes that students can take to move from one credential to another.

TRANSFER OPTIONS

Can't find a pathway? You can still get the credit you deserve from your previous education or your prior work or life experience.

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Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Eddie Yu, Program Support Officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146
eddie.yu@humber.ca
hrt.humber.ca

Admissions Questions

Domestic Students  

Phone: 416-675-5000
Email: enquiry@humber.ca

International Students  

Contact the International Centre

How to Apply

Applications to Humber are made through ontariocolleges.ca. Be sure to submit your application by the equal consideration deadline of February 1. You may apply after February 1, however, post-February 1 applications will be considered on a first-come, first-served basis depending on the availability of the space in the program. To check program availability refer to the Campus/Availability listing on Humber's program pages or ontariocolleges.ca.

Admissions Road Map >

Apply through Ontario Colleges >

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS

If you’re an international student, you can apply directly to Humber via our International Centre.

Apply through the International Centre >

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Learn from expert faculty employed in the fitness and health industry

Humber’s Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management graduate certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge you have acquired in your  undergraduate degree by providing in-depth, hands-on instruction in the areas of fitness assessment, health and lifestyle counselling, exercise prescription and delivery, health promotion, group exercise leadership, health and fitness management, marketing and entrepreneurship, ergonomic assessment, and functional abilities assessment. Students learn in small groups instructed by expert faculty currently employed in the fitness and health industry.

Our advisory committee provides regular review and input into our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.

Courses Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:

  • Prescribe exercise programs that promote improved health status and/or improved physical performance.

  • Perform a comprehensive consultation with a client and use the information collected to guide the development of an exercise training program.

  • Provide appropriate instruction of exercise execution, including appropriate verbal and tactile cues.

  • Utilize counselling skills to support a client in determining and meeting their fitness and lifestyle goals.

  • Administer, interpret and communicate the results of various performance assessment protocols.
  • Plan, implement, and evaluate a successful health promotion program or strategy.

  • Instruct all components of a group exercise class.

  • Describe the six classes of nutrients, the digestion and absorption of these nutrients, and outline the nutritional needs of a physically active person.

  • Discuss nutritional and exercise needs, as well as considerations, for an individual through all phases of their lifespan.

  • Support the operation of fitness and wellness facilities through the application of management and supervisory skills, such as human resources management, financial management, and risk management.

  • Develop effective marketing tools and plans, and apply prospecting, personal selling, and customer service skills to develop and maintain a client base.


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Work Placement

Experiential learning is an integral part of this program. The program features three unpaid internship courses, two of which take place on campus and the third of which takes place off campus. During the on-campus courses, students provide fitness assessments and testing, physical activity counselling and prescription services to Humber and partner employees as part of the Humber Centre for Healthy Living (Humber CHL). Students have the opportunity to run workshops for the Humber CHL and its partners, as well as providing healthy tips and videos for the Humber CHL website. Throughout the on-campus internship courses, students participate in seminars with their professors and classmates to critically analyze their experiences and develop the skills required for professional work.

The final work placement is a four-week block placement off campus with one of Humber’s industry partners.

Internship Partners

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2019NorthOpenOpen

The Humber Experience

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Watch the video to find out more about the Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management program and the opportunities that exist in this growing industry

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Watch the video to see HumberLaunch entrepreneur and Humber alumni Jacob Farjou launch his business Trainsmart Wellness

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Watch the video to see how students use Qualysis, Humber's state-of-the-art motion capture system

What is Stress video

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Side Effects of Stress video

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Side Effects of Stress video

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The Humber Advantage

State-Of-The-Art Facilities

State-of-the-art fitness facilities, including two dedicated fitness assessment laboratories, a private personal training studio, and two fully equipped group exercise studios ensure a high-quality learning environment.

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

All students will receive hands-on experience in our on-campus Humber Centre for Healthy Living. Drawing on the expertise of HRT faculty and students, the CHL offers a range of programs, services, and events for MAKING HEALTHY HAPPEN within the Humber community.

Our Industry Partnerships

The School of Hospitality, Recreation & Tourism has more than 500 industry partners. Partners provide funding for capital projects such as laboratories, provide internships for students, fund more than $60,000 in awards and scholarships, and also employ Humber graduates. Industry partners for this program include: Health Systems Group, Trifit, the City of Mississauga, the City of Vaughan, The Boulevard Club, The Adelaide Club, The Fitness Institute and Toronto area hospitals and rehabilitation clinics.

Study Globally

IMG Academy

Two-Week Global Adventure - IMG Academy

On the IMG Academy trip, students will train in a world-class athletic facility and learn from industry-experienced professionals.

Take a 360 Degree Tour of Our Health & Fitness Labs

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Meet the Faculty

Your Career

About 15 per cent of the population, or 4.5 million people, belong to one of Canada’s 4,900 health and fitness clubs. This represents just one category of employer where students can expect to find a job as a fitness appraiser, personal trainer, wellness specialist, program director or club manager. The growth of the fitness business over the past three decades, and the regulation of kinesiology as a health-care profession, has created demand for qualified professionals in a variety of settings.

In addition to private and commercial facilities, graduates may work in:

  • corporations that offer fitness and health services for employees
  • wellness centres at academic institutions
  • sport institutes
  • rehabilitation units
  • municipal and community services
  • organizations that mandate health and fitness as a condition of employment (e.g., military; correctional services; and police, fire and emergency response departments).

In addition, graduates may wish to set up a private practice or find employment in rehabilitation centres, hospitals and ergonomics.

Professional Accreditations & Recognition

After successful completion of this program, along with the required core undergraduate degree courses, graduates may be eligible to earn industry credentials and registration including:

Additional requirements and/or costs may apply.

Note: The requirements for licensure are determined by the granting body, which is independent from Humber College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.

Study Abroad

Qualified students in this program may apply to participate in a ten-day experiential learning trip including one week at IMG Sport Academy, Florida and an experience with the Dunedin Blue Jays. 

Qualified students in this program may also apply to a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. Past service learning trips were to Nunavut and Nicaragua. In addition, eligible students have the opportunity to apply for a study abroad experiential trip to Peru.

Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study aboard.  Our annual short duration experiential trips in May are approximately two weeks in length.  These faculty lead study abroad trips are confirmed in the fall semester.

These trips vary each year and are subject to availability and eligibility requirements. Additional fees apply.

Scholarships & Awards

Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.

News & Events

Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space

Staff at New CHL

On September 4th, 2018 the Centre for Healthy Living (CHL) officially opened its doors to the Humber community. While the CHL has been around for a few years already, it just got a brand new physical space right here on campus!

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ESLM Students Pick the Brains of Professional Athletes

ESLM Athletes Panel

Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management (ESLM) students got the opportunity to pick the brains of professional athletes in their in-class athlete’s panel.

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ESLM Speed Networking Event A Success

ESLM Speed Networking Event

On Thursday, February 2nd, our Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management program welcomed students and industry partners to our first annual speed networking event.

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Heart Wise Exercise Leaders

ELSM students group photo

Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management (ESLM) students, along with faculty, Leigh Gavarkovs and John-David Kato, took a field trip to Toronto Rehab’s Rumsey Center as part of their Group Exercise Leadership experience.

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