Fitness and Health Promotion

September 2020

Availability: Accepting Applications
Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 08, 2020
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
FHP
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Tuition is unavailable at this time

The Fitness and Health Promotion program will prepare you to perform the roles and responsibilities of a fitness and health consultant. Heightened consumer awareness of fitness and health has resulted in a significant demand for these qualified fitness professionals.

Program Highlights

Through accurate assessment and monitoring of health and fitness levels, you will prepare activities and programs that are safe and effective, and that meet individual needs and interests. Are you committed to a healthy lifestyle and interested in motivating others to achieve their wellness goals? If so, this could be the right career for you. Our new program curriculum focuses on four areas of study:

  • Exercise Science
  • Coaching
  • Health promotion
  • Business

The four areas of study support student success with industry-related certifications external to the program. Program faculty will provide guidance and information on the various certifications that are available and relevant to fitness and health professionals .

Over four semesters, you will progressively develop skills and knowledge in fitness assessment and exercise programming, nutrition, health promotion, leadership and self-development, business planning and lifestyle consulting. Field Placement opportunities will provide you with workplace experience supervised by trained professionals and leaders in the fitness industry. Placements can be tailored to your specific career goals or future university plans. For example, students have requested placements in hospitals, corporate sites, fitness facilities, chiropractic or physiotherapy settings, and non-profit organizations such as Diabetes Canada and Osteoporosis Canada. Class sizes are small and your learning environments feature the latest equipment, technology and facilities, including the state-of-the-art Peterborough Sport and Wellness Centre, located on Fleming College campus grounds.

Dual Diploma Option: Broaden your career options in the recreation and fitness sector.

The Fitness and Health Promotion and Recreation and Leisure Services programs have shared a common first year since the launch of the Dual Diploma Option in 2017. The option allows you to discover what areas of these health-related industries best suit your goals. In this foundation year, you'll benefit from expanded learning outcomes that are only available at Fleming and select colleges that offer this pathway. You’ll increase your skill base, and you could earn a dual diploma in just five semesters. Students are not locked into one career stream and don't have to decide until the end of semester four to pursue the fifth semester dual diploma option. For details, contact the program coordinator.

Career Opportunities

Graduates from the Fitness and Health Promotion diploma program will have the required expertise to work in a variety of settings as fitness programmers, personal trainers and lifestyle coaches, in areas such as:

  • community and recreation centres
  • employee and corporate fitness centres
  • private fitness gyms, sports and health clubs
  • personal training, fitness assessment and wellness consulting

Pathways to Further Education

Graduates of the Fitness and Health Promotion program may choose to continue their studies and pursue a Bachelor of Exercise Science or a degree in Kinesiology. See our Transfer Agreements below for more information.

Health Requirements

The program includes a personal physical fitness component and will require students to perform endurance and strength exercises. If there is concern regarding the physical expectations of the program, we encourage you to discuss your career goals with the program coordinator as part of the application process.

Immunization Requirements

Proof of current immunization is required (including TB). For more information, and to print the required immunization form, please see the Immunization Information page.

Non Academic Requirements

Your program has mandatory requirements which may include a criminal reference check, first aid, CPR-C, etc. For more information, please see the Non Academic Requirements page.

Failure to provide any of the required Non Academic Field Requirements by the specified due date will result in an inability to participate in the mandatory placement components of the program.

Minimum Admission Requirements

Students applying to Fitness and Health Promotion must meet the following requirements:

  • OSSD including Gr 12 C English

OSSD with majority of courses at College (C ) or Open (O) unless otherwise stated.
Grade 12 C courses will be accepted where Gr 11 C course requirements are listed.
Where College level courses are listed, U and M courses will be accepted.

Recommended (but not required for admission)

  • Gr 12 Healthy Active Living Education (O)
  • Gr 12 Exercise Science (U) Gr 11 Math (C)

Mature Students

If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Additional testing or academic upgrading may be necessary to meet specific course requirements for this program.

Transfer Agreements

You may be able to use credits obtained at Fleming College to continue your postsecondary education in pursuit of a degree. The articulation and credit transfer agreements with our partner institutions are summarized below.

Hartpury University

Requirement
  • Successful completion of program.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.
For more information
Visit the Hartpury University website for further articulation and program information.

Humber College

Requirement
  • Minimum 65% cumulative program average.
  • Must possess ENG4U (Grade 12 University English) or equivalent with a course grade of 65%.
  • Must possess SBI4U (Grade 12 University Biology) or equivalent.
  • NOTE: This pathway is available starting Winter 2020.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Colleges website.

For more information
Visit the Humber College website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

Institute of Technology Tralee

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
  • Advanced entry into the Physical Education stream is not permitted.
  • Police clearance is necessary for registration in this program.
  • A Bachelor of Science (Ordinary) in Health and Leisure graduate with a minimum 50% cumulative average will be eligible to enter the 4th year of the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Health and Leisure program.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies of a 3-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the KOM Consultants website.

For more information
Visit the Institute of Technology Tralee website for further articulation and program information.

Limerick Institute of Technology

Requirement
  • Minimum 60% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • Entry into 3rd year studies of a 4-year program.
  • Refer to the articulation agreement for further details.

To apply please see the Limerick Institute of Technology's international website.

For more information
Visit the Limerick Institute of Technology website for further articulation and program information.

Ontario Tech University

Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
  • Successful completion of the Ontario Tech Commerce Bridge program.
Transfer Credit
  • 45 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 33 out of a 120 credit degree.
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.
Requirement
  • Minimum mid-70% cumulative program average.
Transfer Credit
  • 18 credit diploma.
  • Note: No transfer credits awarded.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the Ontario Tech University website for further articulation and program information.

University of Guelph-Humber

Requirement
  • Minimum 75% cumulative average
  • Successful completion of a University of Guelph-Humber summer bridge (May-August) program.
Transfer Credit
  • 5 out of a 20 credit degree
  • Refer to ONTransfer.ca for further details.

To apply please see the Ontario Universities' Application Centre (OUAC) website.

For more information
Visit the University of Guelph-Humber website for further articulation and program information.
Visit the ONTransfer.ca website for agreement information.

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