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Fitness and Health Promotion

Credential: Diploma Program Code: 10331 Length: 4 semesters

Programs Starting Between:

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

or

All applicants whose first language is not English must meet Humber’s English Language Proficiency Policy.

Canadian citizens or permanent residents with international education are required to provide a WES or ICAS evaluation.

For further information, see Admission Requirements.

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.

Selection: Admission selection is based on the academic criteria indicated. Meeting minimum eligibility requirements does not guarantee admission.

 


Post-Admission Requirements:

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.

  • Practical courses, which take place in a lab, have a strict attendance policy. These are mandatory for successful completion of the course.
Date Location Availability International Student Availability
September 2018NorthOpenClosed
January 2019NorthOpenClosed

The 2018-2019 fee for 2 semesters is:

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

Fees are subject to change.

Additional Costs

Year one and two: textbooks and supplies – $1,250.

Semester one: leadership camp field trip – $40; first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification – $120.

Semester two: Fitness Instructor Specialist – canfitpro certification – $150.

Semester three: Personal Trainer Specialist - canfit pro certification - $190

Semester four: CSEP-CPT certification – $300 (optional).

Fees by Semester 

Scholarships

Humber offers a variety of scholarships each year.

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Humber Degree Pathways

Complete your degree with us. Humber's degrees are designed with our diploma graduates in mind. We'll give you credit for what you've already learned and help you take the next step in less time. Humber also awards a $2500 degree scholarship to diploma graduates with a program grade point average of 80% or more.

Graduates may be considered for admission to:

Workplace Health and Wellness, Bachelor of Health Sciences 

Graduates with an overall grade point average (GPA) of 65 per cent or more may be considered for admission.  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. 

Start date and degree completion for this pathway are currently under review.

*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.

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Humber Diploma Pathways

Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion 

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.

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Transferring from Another College or University

Details on transferring credits or credentials from another college or university or how to apply for credit based on prior work or life experience.

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Future Study Options

Humber has a number of transfer agreements with other postsecondary institutions (within Canada and around the world) that enables students and graduates to use their Humber credential to gain advanced standing in another program.

Bachelor of Applied Management 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Saint John, NB
Institution(s): University of New Brunswick

Graduates of any two-year diploma program at Humber who have attained a cumulative grade point average of 70% or greater will be eligible to enter year three of the 4-yr Bachelor of Applied Management (BAM) at the University of New Brunswick. Depending on the diploma program, students may be exempted from study in certain courses and therefore, requested to take alternate courses offered by the Faculty of Business.

For further information, contact:

Anne Marie Stephen
stephen@unb.ca

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/applied-management/general-business.html

www.unb.ca/academics/programs/

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Sports and Exercise Science 

Credential Opportunity: Diploma to Degree
Location: Aberdeen, Scotland
Institution(s): Robert Gordon University

Graduates of Humber's Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program will be eligible for admission into Year 3 of Robert Gordon University's Bachelor of Science (Honours) Applied Sports and Exercise Science provided all other entrance criteria are met and space remains available in the program.  Applicants must:


– Show satisfactory completion of the Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program
- Have a grade point average of 3.0 or above (or equivalent %)
– Supply a suitable reference from Humber College
– Where the applicants’ first language is not English, satisfactory evidence that the student meets the general English language requirements of the University may be required.
– Be eligible to obtain the requisite visa to enter the United Kingdom for study purposes.
- The applicant must also successfully complete a selection interview to demonstrate their suitability for the course.

For further information, contact:

KOM Consultants
Telephone: 905-318-8200
Toll Free: 1-877-318-8203
info@komconsultants.com

www.rgu.ac.uk/canada/#entry_requirements
www.komconsultants.com

Admission to the academic programs listed is at the sole discretion of the partner post-secondary institution. Please contact the institution for detailed admission requirements.

University of Guelph-Humber Partnerships

Qualified graduates may be eligible for transfer to the University of Guelph-Humber.
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Humber Ontario Graduate Certificates

Humber offers a number of Ontario graduate certificates to help take your education further.

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Ontario Transfer Options

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Program Contact(s)

Eddie Yu, Program Support Officer
416 675 6622 ext. 4146
eddie.yu@humber.ca

Admissions

416-675-5000
enquiry@humber.ca

International Students

Phone 1-416-675-5067
international@humber.ca

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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

Be part of the leading edge of the healthy revolution 

Our Program

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

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.

You might also be interested in this opportunity.

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.

The Humber Experience

health and fitness promotion grad video

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

health and fitness promotion program video

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

Fitness and Health Promotion video

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.

Fitness student 1

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 Inc. (canfitpro)
  • Fitness Instructors Specialist (FIS) offered through canfitpro
  • Certified Personal Trainer (RHEP-CPT) offered through the Ontario Fitness Council (OFC).

There is an additional cost for some of these certifications.

This information is accurate as of December 2016. 

Additional requirements and/or costs 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.

Study Abroad

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.

Scholarships & Awards

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

News & Events

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

Nunavut 1

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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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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