Fitness and Health Promotion Curriculum

Accepting Applications for September 2018

Credential: Ontario College Diploma ( 4 semesters )
Classes begin:
September 04, 2018
Offered at:
Sutherland Campus
Program code:
FHP
Tuition & Ancillary Fees:
Domestic:
$2,513.32 per semester*
International:
$8,161.39 per semester*
* Tuition and fees subject to change.

Courses and Descriptions

Semester 1

RECR 146
Units/ Hours: 60

This course will teach the student about the community recreation, leisure, and wellness opportunities available to diverse target populations and how to support increased participation in such activities. Physical activity will be investigated where strategies to encourage clients to lead an active lifestyle will be developed and practiced. Additionally, the elementary components of a training session will be introduced and the skills to demonstrate and teach safe stretching techniques will be practiced.

COMM 201
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications I is an introductory course that provides a foundation in college-level communications by teaching students to read critically, write appropriately for a variety of audiences, conduct and cite research, and revise for clarity and correctness. In seminars and labs, students will engage in both independent and collaborative activities, including the development of a digital portfolio designed to help them become more effective communicators in academic and professional environments.

RECR 22
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will trace the evolution of leisure philosophy and thinking from ancient to modern time. It will explore community development and trace the historical evolution of leisure and recreation service delivery in a Canadian context. It will examine key sectors of the fitness leisure and recreation field including non-profit, private sector and governmental service delivery It will explore current, emerging trends, and career options in the field of fitness, leisure and Recreation.

HLTH 299
Units/ Hours: 45

This introductory course will expose the students to principles in health promotion including individual and community health and wellness.

HLTH 355
Units/ Hours: 30

This introductory course will expose the student to basic biology of the human body.

COMP 345
Units/ Hours: 45

Working in the Windows 7 environment, this computer course introduces the student to computer basics (computer terminology, e-mail, file management) and the application and use of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software using Microsoft Office 2016. Through the extensive use of hands-on activities, students will gain sufficient knowledge and experience to make productive use of computers as a tool in the college and workplace environments.

SOCI 233
Units/ Hours: 45

Human development across the lifespan will be studied by exploring the interrelationship between biological, psychological and sociocultural influences from conception to end of life. Upon completion of the course, learners will have an understanding of individual development, in addition to the impact of lifespan development on families and communities. Learners will have the opportunity to follow an individual?s development throughout the lifespan, using a variety of biopsychosocial factors.

Semester 2

RECR 147
Units/ Hours: 60

This introductory course will expose the student to coaching and leadership principles that foster personal/group change and improvement. Principles such as ethics, developmental stage, boundaries, planning, nutrition and team leadership will be explored.

Pre-Requisites
COMM 202
Units/ Hours: 45

Communications II, building on the foundation of Communications I, is a blended course that teaches students to write and communicate for a variety of professional situations. In seminars, labs and online modules, students will develop a professional portfolio that demonstrates their abilities to meet the challenges of a changing workplace.

Pre-Requisites
HLTH 304
Units/ Hours: 30

This course will introduce the student to group fitness instruction. Concepts such as: components of a fitness class, musicality, safety and client centered focus will be emphasized.

Pre-Requisites
HLTH 302
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will expose the student to health promotion principles as they apply to community practice. Elements such as professional practice, interdisciplinary teamwork, accountability, client- centered care, sustainability and scope of practice will be explored.

Pre-Requisites
HLTH 356
Units/ Hours: 30

This introductory course will expose the student to basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. Application to physical activity and exercise will be explored.

Pre-Requisites
RECR 24
Units/ Hours: 45

Students will be introduced to the process of creating, planning, implementing, and evaluating recreation, fitness and leisure programs and events (tournaments). Students will be able to assess need, develop goals and objectives, apply principles of lifespan development, provide leadership, develop a budget, and understand sound risk management practices.

BUSN 198
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will discuss the variety of employment options and capacities available to a recreation and fitness professional, (other than being an employee), with an emphasis on an approach to self-employment and managing a small firm in the Canadian business environment. It is designed to develop an understanding of planning the start-up of a business, its ongoing management and strategies for customer service and growth. Students develop an understanding of the legal forms of business ownership, the importance of financial analysis as a success indicator for the business, appropriate marketing tactics for promoting small business, and administrative supports unique to the chosen professional field.

Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.

Semester 3

HLTH 182
Units/ Hours: 45

This course will introduce the students to advanced coaching principles that will foster personal/group change and improvement. Coaching issues such as mental preparation, mind body coaching, teaching and learning, periodization and planning will be explored.

Pre-Requisites
HLTH 306
Units/ Hours: 30

This course will introduce students to concepts in health promotion, health education, community health and governmental health strategies. Emphasis will be placed on multi-tiered systems approach to facilitate population health.

Pre-Requisites
HLTH 305
Units/ Hours: 14

This introductory course will expose students to concepts and principles of biomechanics. Emphasis will be placed on the application of principles of human movement as well risk management.

RECR 148
Units/ Hours: 28

This introductory course will reinforce expose the students to exercise prescription basics including elements of a program designed workout.

Pre-Requisites
RECR 149
Units/ Hours: 28

This course will expose the students to additional elements of exercising programming and program design principles.

Pre-Requisites
FLPL 112
Units/ Hours: 30

This introductory course will expose the student to employment aspects of the Fitness and Health Promotion Industry and to the student placement process. Topics to be explored include: portfolio development, interviewing skills, field placement process, field placement requirements and job exploration.

HLTH 176
Units/ Hours: 30

This course will introduce students to the fundamental principles and techniques used in physical fitness assessment. Emphasis will be given to the practical aspect of pre-screening, body composition, aerobic endurance, and musculoskeletal fitness assessment protocols.

Co-Requisites
HLTH 184
Units/ Hours: 14

This introductory nutrition course is designed to bridge the science of nutrition with the practice of healthy eating. Students will learn principles of nutrition that relate to healthy client lifestyles following Canadian guidelines.

Semester 4

FLPL 215
Units/ Hours: 392

Field Placement provides the student the opportunity to experience the operations and activities of Fitness and Health Promotion establishments. Under the supervision of a professional, the student will have the opportunity to explore their chosen field and assess their personal performance. With supervision, students may have the opportunity to assist with personal training, class instruction, coaching, and health promotion. Pre-requisites: Successful completion of all Sem 3 FHP courses.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
RECR 151
Units/ Hours: 30

Students engaged in Field Practice must be enrolled in Integrated Seminar. This course is an opportunity for students to receive an additional 2 hours per week of supervision that is supplementary to Field Practice and Evaluation expectations. The student will debrief and analyze their competencies with Faculty/Peers as they relate to their placement learning experiences.

Pre-Requisites
Co-Requisites
Units/ Hours: 45

All graduates of diploma programs require general education credits. These courses allow you to explore issues of societal concern by looking at the history, theory and contemporary applications of those issues.

Your program has designated some required general education courses. In addition, you have the opportunity to choose from a list of electives each semester.

Many of these courses and some other general education courses are also available through evening classes, by distance education, or on-line. See our Part-Time Studies Calendar for these opportunities.

You may already possess general education equivalencies from other colleges or universities. Please see the General Education Co-ordinators at the Peterborough and Lindsay locations for possible exemptions.