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
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
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.
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Watch the video to see Fitness & Health Promotion Alumni return to inspire current students
Watch the video to see how students use Qualysis, Humber's state-of-the-art motion capture system
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.
Sergio Pedemonte is the CEO and principal of Your House Fitness, successful entrepreneur and SEO expert based in Toronto, Canada.
I was very well prepared for the working world after my Humber program.
"My motto in life is, a life worth living, is a life worth improving."
"My internship opened doors for me and gave me the confidence to pursue my passion."
Find what is your dream job, where you really want to be and don’t stop until you get there! Don’t ever forget your “why”. That reason that made you get this diploma. And find a job that aligns with that!
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.
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.
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.
Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP)
Graduates may be eligible to earn the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) credential offered through the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).
Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro)
Graduates may be eligible to earn industry credentials including:
Ontario Fitness Council (OFC)
Graduates may be eligible to earn the Certified Personal Trainer (RHEP-CPT) credential offered through the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC).
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.
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.
Students may be eligible for a number of scholarships and awards.
News & Events
9th Annual Spinathon Raises Money for United Way
The 9th annual spin-a-thon took place on November 30th at Humber College North in the concourse. This high-energy event is meant to get bodies moving all while raising money for a good cause and having fun.
HRT Faculty Recognized at President’s Breakfast Awards
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.
Centre for Healthy Living Opens its Brand-New Space
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!
HRT Hosts First Annual 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.
Fitness Health Promotion Alumni Bring Wellness Awareness to Holiday Inn
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.
Fitness and Health Promotion Student Completes 30-Hour Run for Charity
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.
Participants Put on their Running Shoes for Humber College's 13th Annual 5K Run/Walk
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.
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.
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.
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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