|Semester 1||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 2||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 3||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
|Semester 4||Domestic Fee||International Fee*|
*Plus Mandatory Health Insurance fee once per academic year: Fall start - $420 Winter start - $280 Summer start - $140
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, which are 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
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.
Want to advance your career, but don’t have the time to commit to a full-time course? Try a part-time certificate course and enhance your skill set in less time.
Watch the video to see Fitness & Health Promotion Alumni return to inspire current students
Two NEW Exercise Physiology/Fitness Assessment Labs, a NEW dedicated Biomechanics Lab and new changerooms dedicated to students in the program.
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.
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."
Watch HRT Group Fitness Instructor Carmen Puyo teach a Glow Dance class at the Miles Nadal Jewish Community Centre.
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. Creating a gym from the ground up certainly isn't easy, but there's nothing else Chris would rather be doing.
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 (now called My Nitro), and the biggest challenge of all, surviving cancer.
Humber/Guelph University Student Jesse Bruce Opens Fitness Company and Pays it Forward. Looking at Jesse Bruce today, the handsome, buff co-owner of Alpha Obstacle Training in Toronto and Kinesiology graduate of University of Guelph-Humber, it’s hard to imagine that he came from a “dark, troubled past”, and survived to tell about it.
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.
On the IMG Academy trip, students will train in a world-class athletic facility and learn from industry-experienced professionals.
Students are involved in volunteer projects based on their areas of interest and participate in unique local activities and excursions.
Visit a variety of breath-taking sites and take part in rewarding, physical challenges on this unforgettable, two-week adventure.
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:
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.
Graduates may be eligible to earn industry credentials including:
There is an additional cost for some of these certifications.
This information is accurate as of December 2016.
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.
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.
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 to 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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
News & Events
Study Abroad Nunavut Students Team Up With Humber Galleries to Educate and Inspire
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.
Fitness and Health Promotion Students Host Humber Olympics
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.
Fitness and Health Promotions Grad Follows His Dreams By Opening His Own Gym
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.
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.
Pushing Our Fitness Students To Their Limits
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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