|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
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*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $375 Winter start - $250 Summer start - $125
Humber’s Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management graduate certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge you have acquired in your university 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 on 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 the CPAFLA protocol accurately, and interpret and communicate the results.
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.
Experiential learning is an integral part of this program. The program features three unpaid internship courses, two of which take place on campus (semester 1 and semester 2) and the third of which takes place off campus in the spring, following semester 2. During the on-campus internship 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.
Watch the video to find out more about the Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management program and the opportunities that exist in this growing industry.
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.
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.
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.
The fitness facilities at Humber are one-of-a-kind. The Physiology/Kinesiology laboratories are fully equipped for high tech assessment of athletic performance and physical health, The labs feature metabolic VO2 carts, treadmills, bikes The Bod Pod, the Qualisys system and much more.
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 in 2007, has created demand for qualified professionals in a variety of settings.
In addition to private and commercial facilities, graduates may work in:
In addition, graduates may wish to set up private practices or find employment in rehabilitation centres, hospitals and ergonomics. Graduates can provide services such as physical demands analysis, ergonomic assessments and functional ability assessments.
In exercise science, as in many professional career areas, professional certifications are important to employers. Holding specialized certifications increases your job potential, income potential and your marketability.
After successful completion of our program, along with the required core courses completed in your undergraduate degree, you will be well prepared to challenge the examinations for professional certification with:
The industry designations/certifications may require further courses, additional exams, related work experience and additional fees to qualify.
Additional requirements may apply.
Note: The requirements for the additional credential(s) are determined by the granting body, which is independent from the College. Students are encouraged to obtain the specific requirements directly from the granting body before enrolling.
Qualified students in this program are eligible to undertake experiential learning opportunities including IMG Academy in Florida. Students are also eligible to undertake a study abroad service learning trip, which provides rewarding experiences and opportunities to do community service across the globe.
These trips operate annually in May and are 10 to 15 days in length.
New study abroad trips and initiatives are introduced each fall. Additional fees apply.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
Humber Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management students may qualify for Study Abroad opportunities.
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