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