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FITNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION

FITNESS AND HEALTH PROMOTION Regular Class
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Note: Lecture courses for the 2021/2022 academic year will likely be delivered virtually, through a combination of synchronous and asynchronous formats. Laboratory courses will likely be delivered on campus, however, an official decision will not be made until June 2021.

Centennial College's Fitness and Health Promotion program is comprised of hands-on practical learning in laboratory and placement settings and a comprehensive academic grounding that will prepare you for a career assisting individuals and groups to reach their highest potential for overall well-being.

Fitness and Health Promotion, taught within the School of Community and Health Studies, is a two-year health diploma program that will include:

  •  Anatomy and physiology
  •  Fitness assessment
  •  Leadership skills
  •  Injury management
  •  Nutrition
  •  Fitness marketing
  •  Health promotion
  •  Computer skills
  •  Mental illness and mental wellness
  •  Current functional-fitness training principles
  •  Speed, agility, quickness and Olympic lifting principles
  •  Older adult and special populations programming
  •  Physical Literacy and Long-Term Athlete Development (LTAD)


In addition to this combination of topics, you'll have the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to, after graduation, become a certified personal trainer according to the CSEP-CPT and a group exercise leader according to the Ontario Fitness Council requirements. You'll also learn course material related to the canfitpro Personal Training Specialist certification and have an opportunity to receive this certificate in the program. Lastly, in the fourth semester, you'll be prepared to pursue the Twist Sport Conditioning Advanced Functional Training certification.

Program Highlights

  • At Centennial College's Athletic and Wellness Centre, located at Progress Campus, you'll have hands-on learning opportunities.
  • To facilitate ongoing feedback and progress, labs will consist of small group s.
  • Interprofessional student activities will be part of your learning as you'll assist your fellow peers (e.g., Police Foundations, Pre-service Fire and Paramedic students) in attaining their fitness assessment goals.
  • Expert faculty members will nurture your knowledge and skills development and provide access to cutting-edge fitness concepts.
  • The Fitness and Health Promotion program has forged industry partnerships that will allow for beneficial supervised field placement opportunities in the fitness industry.
  • Annually, the Fitness and Health Promotion program coordinator attends the Ontario Fitness and Health Promotion Coordinators' Meeting, at which health and fitness experts discuss a variety of topics such as program changes, textbooks, resources, certifications, career paths, and Ministry of Training, Colleges and University program outcomes. The purpose is to ensure you'll receive the highest quality of education to prepare you for career success in the fitness and health field.


Global Citizenship, Education and Inclusion Portfolio

You'll develop a portfolio documenting your engagement with the College's signature global citizenship and equity competencies. For more information on Global Citizenship, Education and Inclusion, the GCEI Portfolio and the available supports, please visit www.centennialcollege.ca/citizenshipandequity.

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