Fitness & Health Promotion - Fast Track
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  • Program Length:
  • Two Year - Ontario College Diploma (delivered in less than 1 year)
  • Starts:
  • September

Program Vocational Learning Outcomes

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
OSSD with the majority of courses at the College(C), University (U), University/College (M) or Open (O) level plus:
  • Grade 12 English - ENG4U, ENG4C, EAE4C or EAE4U
Senior level Biology is strongly recommended.

Mature students - See Admission Procedures for details.

IMPORTANT NOTE - This is an OVERSUBSCRIBED program. Apply by February 1 to be considered for this program. See Admission Procedures for details.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW
This exciting new Fast Track program will provide students with the knowledge, skills and experience required for careers as health and fitness professionals. Graduates will have the skills to identify needs in the community and design programs for individuals and groups meeting a wide range of objectives and goals. Knowledge in program administration and business practices, an awareness of community resources, and the ability to communicate effectively with managers, boards, committees, and funding agencies will make the graduate highly marketable. Additional areas of skills in operation/management of fitness facilities, program administration and promotion, fitness testing procedures, planning/conducting of physical exercise programs, identification and management of safety and injury issues, and development of leadership ability and performance will prove to be assets when seeking employment as a fitness professional.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Employment can be found in the retail fitness industry in a variety of settings including fitness and health clubs, YMCA/YWCA, corporate recreation and fitness programs, and public and private fitness programs. Graduates may also find employment with community institutions for special populations, hospitals, and municipal recreation departments. Graduates may choose to become consultants or business entrepreneurs. They are prepared to meet the multi-dimensional demands of a growing market in fitness and health promotion.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
  • Graduates qualify to complete an examination process certifying them as a CSEP-CPT (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer). They are the only fitness professionals in Canada that have acquired their skills, knowledge/abilities and training through formal academic training.
  • Graduates will also be qualified to write the NFLA Group Fitness and Resistance Trainer and Personal Trainer exams.
  • Over 300 hours of community placement included in the program which will connect students with our community partners in the fitness industry.
FIELD PLACEMENT
Employers who provide our field placement settings require a clear POLICE RECORD CHECK for criminal offences with vulnerable sector screening before accepting a student into the field placement setting. The record check MUST be obtained by the student at the student's expense. If you are unable to obtain this police clearance by mid-September, you jeopardize the opportunity to complete either of your field placements.

Placements may be on day, afternoon, or weekend shifts anywhere within Chatham-Kent. Students are required to provide their own transportation to the field placement site. The College is not able to guarantee placements on a bus route.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

YOUR INVESTMENT
The standard tuition and compulsory fees for the current academic year:

2016-2017 Tuition Fees

For programs with Experiential Learning (Work Placement/Internship): Costs for accommodation, if needed, travel and related expenses is at the student's own expense. It is recommended for most programs, that students have access to a laptop or desktop computer while away from home during experiential learning periods.

Textbooks and other materials are in addition to Tuition Fees. Textbook prices may be found through the Bookstore website.

Please be aware that tuition and compulsory fees are subject to adjustment each year. The College reserves the right to change, amend or alter fees as necessary without notice or prejudice.

DIPLOMA REQUIREMENTS


Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 1
FHT101
4
Structure and Function of the Human Body
FHT102
4
Nutrition of Wellbeing
FHT103
4
Wellness and Healthy Living
FHT104
3
Foundations of Exercise Training
FHT205
3
Fitness Business Essentials
FHT202
3
Physical Activity in Special Populations
FHT106
3
Computer Tools for Fitness Professionals
FHT105
2
Group Fitness Leadership I
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Semester 2
FHT204
4
Foundations of Exercise Program Design
FHP300
4
Exercise Anatomy & Physiology
FHP303
4
Awareness through Exercise I
FHT207
3
Fitness Assessment I
FHP305
2
Group Fitness Leadership II
FHT206
6
Professional Practice
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective
ELEC1030
3
General Education Elective

Code
Credit
Course Name
Semester 3
FHP302
3
Biomechanics*
FHP304
4
Exercise Prescription*
FHP402
3
Adapted Fitness Programming*
FHP403
4
Awareness through Exercise II*
FHP406
4
Fitness Assessment II*
FHP405
16
Field Placement**

* These courses will be delivered in the first 9 weeks of the semester.

** Field Placement occurs in the final 6 weeks of the semester.