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Fitness and Health Promotion

Credential: DiplomaProgram Code: 10331Length: 4 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:

    • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent including these required courses:
      • Grade 12 English (ENG4C or ENG4U or equivalent)
      • Grade 12 Mathematics (MAP4C, MCT4C, MDM4U, MCB4U, MGA4U, MCV4U or MHF4U) or Grade 11 C, M or U Mathematics (MBF3C, MCF3M or MCR3U)
      • Grade 11 or Grade 12 Biology (SBI3C, SBI3U or SBI4U) or Grade 12 Chemistry (SCH4C or SCH4U) or Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U) or Grade 12 Introductory Kinesiology (PSK4U) or equivalent
      • One Grade 11 or Grade 12 C, M or U course in addition to those listed above

    or

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    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).

Practical-based Physical Activity

Upon acceptance to 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. Prospective students with special needs or limitations are encouraged to discuss their career goals with the program coordinator before applying.

Attendance

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

Fees

The 2018-2019 fee for two semesters was:

  • domestic: $4,085.40
  • international: $14,964.00

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

$1,250 - textbooks and supplies (for year one and two) 

$45 - leadership camp field trip; $120 - first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification (for Semester 1)

$150 - Fitness Instructor Specialist – canfitpro certification (for Semester 2)

$190 - Personal Trainer Specialist - canfit pro certification (for Semester 3)

$300 - CSEP-CPT certification (optional) (for Semester 4).

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

Learn more >

Fees by Semester 

Fees by Semester

Semester 1Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,124.05$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,649.52
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$162.70$162.70
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 2Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 3Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$2,001.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,772.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$40.00$40.00
Co-op/Placement$0.00$0.00

 

Semester 4Domestic FeeInternational Fee*
Total$1,961.35$7,272.00
Tuition$1,501.57$6,812.22
Mandatory Non-Tuition$459.78$459.78
Lab/Materials$0.00$0.00
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

Pathways

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

HUMBER PATHWAYS INTO THIS PROGRAM

Qualified graduates of the Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion program may be considered for admissions and may receive credit towards the first year of study.  For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

PATHWAYS WITHIN HUMBER AFTER THIS PROGRAM

Qualified graduates of the Fitness and Health Promotion program may be considered for admissions and may receive credit towards the first year of study.  For more information please contact your Program Coordinator.

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  Graduates may then complete the degree with the equivalent of five semesters of full-time study plus a work term. Successful applicants must also possess:

  • ENG4U or Humber’s WRIT 100 or 200 level course, or equivalent, with a minimum grade of 65 per cent
  • SBI4U ( Grade 12U Biology) or equivalent

Admission will be based on availability in the program. 

 

*The advanced standing outlined is a general guideline. Diploma graduates may be required to take courses in lower semesters in order to meet the overall degree learning outcomes.

Start Bachelor of Health Sciences – Workplace Health and Wellness in winter of 2020.

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.

Learn more >

Contact Us

Program Specific Questions

Eddie Yu, Program Support Officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146
eddie.yu@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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Be part of the leading edge of the healthy revolution 

Humber’s Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program places you at the leading edge of the healthy revolution as you learn from expert, industry-connected faculty. Skills learned go far beyond the fundamentals of exercise to include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, business administration and marketing, nutrition, injury management, special event planning, and more.

You will combine classroom theory with hands-on training and real-world experience in our unique Humber Centre for Healthy Living for a comprehensive foundation in fitness that includes working with personal training clients and preparing to earn nationally and internationally recognized certifications. You will apply what you have learned by participating in one of the program’s annual special events promoting healthy living, organized and executed by students. Your dedication to wellness and your desire to positively impact lives will propel your career in this interactive and life affirming field.

Courses Program Standards

Work Placement

You will get hands-on experience as a fitness professional through two unpaid work placements, one per semester in your second year of study.

Your first work placement takes place on campus where you will perform fitness appraisals and conduct weekly personal training sessions for an assigned client as part of the Humber Centre for Healthy Living (CHL). Along with personal training, students also provide fitness and exercise tips as content for the Humber CHL website.

Your second work placement takes place off campus, two days per week for 14 weeks (196 hours total) at a fitness facility in a municipal, commercial, private or corporate setting.

Program Availability

START DATE LOCATION STATUS INTERNATIONAL STATUS
September 2018NorthClosedClosed
January 2019NorthOpenClosed
May 2019NorthOpenOpen
September 2019NorthOpenOpen
January 2020NorthOpenOpen
May 2020NorthOpenOpen

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Internship Partners

The Humber Experience

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Watch the video to see Fitness & Health Promotion Alumni return to inspire current students

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

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Watch the video to hear what students and faculty of the Fitness and Health Promotion program have to say

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Watch the video to hear what students in the program have to say

Trainsmart video

Watch the video to see a Humber School of Hospitality Recreation & Tourism grad launch a new Trainsmart Wellness Clinic

The Humber Advantage

New Fitness Facilities!

Two NEW Exercise Physiology/Fitness Assessment Labs, a NEW dedicated Biomechanics Lab and new changerooms dedicated to students in the program.

Humber Centre for Healthy Living

Students will receive hands-on experience on-campus. Perform fitness appraisals and conduct weekly personal training sessions for two clients who will be assigned to you through the Humber Centre for Healthy Living.

Fitness Trends

Brad Corcoran, Program Coordinator for Fitness and Health Promotion, and Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management recently weighed in on the hottest fitness trends of 2016. According to Brad and other industry experts, " Zumba is out and obstacle courses are in."

Read About Fitness Trends 

Watch HRT Group Fitness Instructor Carmen Puyo teach a Glow Dance class at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.

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Fitness student working out

Fitness student squatting with weighted plate

Alumni Success

Aleshia Ali

Aleshia Ali

I was very well prepared for the working world after my Humber program.

Shyanne Spilchen

Shyanne Spilchen

Since graduating from the Fitness and Health Promotion program, Shyanne is the the co-owner of Power4Teens.

Chris Diamantakos

Chris Diamantakos

Chris Diamantakos, owner of Clear Cut Fitness, has had his share of success and hardships since graduating from Humber.

Ninko Pangilina

Ninko Pangilinan

Ninko Pangilinan has accomplished many things: graduating from the Kinesiology Program at University of Guelph-Humber, starting his own fitness company called Nitro Fitness Plan and surviving cancer.

Jesse Bruce

Jesse Bruce

Humber/Guelph University Student Jesse Bruce Opens Fitness Company and Pays it Forward. He is also the co-owner of Alpha Obstacle Training in Toronto.

Susan Borg

Sue Borg

Watching her father battle health problems from a sedentary lifestyle was a wake-up call for Sue. Humber’s Fitness and Health Promotion program helped her turn her lifestyle shift into a career transformation.

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.

Students in Nunavut

Two-Week Global Adventure - Nunavut

Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.

Take a 360 Degree Tour of Our Health & Fitness Labs

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Meet the Faculty

Your Career

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, "the employment of fitness trainers/instructors is expected to grow 8% from 2014-2024, and with the interest in prevention of chronic disease, there is a clear sustainability of the career." That approximate rate of growth can also be expected in Canada.

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.

Potential jobs include:

  • personal trainer
  • fitness appraiser or group exercise instructor
  • wellness consultant
  • health promoter
  • program director

Whether you choose employment in a fitness club, corporate fitness centre or municipal facility, or whether you 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 Accreditations & Recognition

Graduates may be eligible to earn industry credentials including:

• Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) offered through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
• Personal Trainer Specialist (PTS) offered through the Canadian Fitness Professionals. (canfitpro)
• Fitness Instructors Specialist (FIS) offered through the Canadian Fitness Professionals. (canfitpro)
• Certified Personal Trainer (RHEP-CPT) offered through the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC).

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

Each year we offer a variety of experiential learning trip opportunities for students to study abroad.  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.

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. 

Students are also eligible to undertake a study abroad service learning trip to contribute to a global community. In 2017, our service learning trip was ten days in Nunavut, leading community-based programs focused on wellness, recreation and learning and included the opportunity to explore and experience the culture and nature of this region of Canada.

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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HRT Hosts First Annual Fitness Palooza

Fitness-Palooza

On Thursday, August 2nd, the first annual Fitness Palooza took place at the Humber North Fitness Center. This event was organized entirely by third-semester students in the Fitness and Health Promotion program as part of their Special Event Planning course.

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HRT Faculty Recognized at President’s Breakfast Awards

President's breakfast awards winners

This year, three School of HRT faculty were recognized for their accomplishments with President’s Breakfast Awards! We are proud to congratulate the following faculty for these well-deserved achievements.

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Fitness Health Promotion Alumni Bring Wellness Awareness to Holiday Inn

Health Promotion alumni

On Wednesday, June 27th, Holiday Inn held their 1st annual employee wellness day to help promote health and wellness to their employees. Several of Humber’s Fitness and Health Promotion alumni put together an informative booth and ran various fitness classes.

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Fitness and Health Promotion Student Completes 30-Hour Run for Charity

Mike at 30-hour run

Extraordinary things can be accomplished when you set a goal and persevere. This is what 30-year-old Michael Mathews learned this past week after successfully completing his 30-hour run.

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Participants Put on their Running Shoes for Humber College's 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk

Fitness students at 13K Fun Run

Humber College honours Kyle Hoseman, a Fitness and Health Promotion student who lost his battle with leukemia in 2016, by hosting their 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk on April 12, 2018.

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Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire

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As students get ready to head to Arviat, Nunavut for the adventure of a lifetime, Humber Galleries has just opened a show that brings together images of groundbreaking video collectives from Nunavut.

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Jamie Even Brings Students & Employers Together Under One Roof

Fitness & Health Promotion instructor Jamie Even brought together students and employers at the Fall Fitness Career Fair.
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Fitness and Health Promotion Students Host Humber Olympics

FHP Students

On December 8th, 2017, the School of HRT’s Fitness and Health Promotion (FHP) students held a Humber Olympics event as part of their Special Events class.

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Fitness and Health Promotions Grad Follows His Dreams By Opening His Own Gym

Chris Diamantakos

Chris Diamantakos, owner of Clear Cut Fitness, has had his share of success and hardships since graduating from Humber, but these ups and downs have made him a better trainer and business person.

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Pushing Our Fitness Students To Their Limits

Fitness Trip

The new students in the Fitness and Health Promotion program participate in a Fitness Leadership Trip at the start of each semester. This year, we went to Pursuit OCR in downtown Toronto.
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