Implement exercise programs, nutritional plans and wellness strategies for clients of varying fitness levels.
Field placements in a variety of settings such as recreational therapy centres, varsity teams, physiotherapy clinics, school boards, retirement residences, large corporate gyms, small private businesses and more.
Experiential learning and events in collaboration with industry partners including Fit to Pitch and Wellness Expo.
Experience a cadaver lab tour at McMaster University
Students may challenge fitness certifications
Many pathways to further education
Get involved in special events and volunteer opportunities.
What You’ll Learn:
Strategies to improve quality of life for people of various ages and abilities.
Work with specialists of specific populations such as emergency service personnel, children, older adults, pregnant women or those with increased medical risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
Study topics such as athletic injury management, sport psychology and exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, wellness management strategies and many more.
Group Fitness Trainer
Group Fitness Instructor
Fitness Facility Manager/Owner
Minimum Level of Education Required: Grade 12 / High School
Min GPA: 50.0%
Min IELTS overall: 6.0 (Min Reading: 5.5, Min Writing: 5.5, Min Listening: 5.5, Min Speaking: 5.5)
Grade 12 English
Grade 12 physics, chemistry, or biology is recommended
Standard first aid and CPR-C certification and criminal record check are required prior to the field placement