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Unique in Ontario, Sheridan's Fitness Leadership certificate combines the science of physiology, anatomy, biomechanics and nutrition with practical training in exercise and conditioning. Upon graduation, you'll be a qualified personal fitness trainer who is ready to write the certification exams for CANFIT Pro, Certified Professional Trainers Network (CPTN) and Ontario Fitness Council (OFC).
Things you'll learn to do
- Assess basic fitness needs through fitness testing protocols.
- Teach correct techniques of exercise, training and fitness.
- Recognize and report health-related conditions that hamper a client's safe pursuit of an exercise program.
- Create fitness programs for groups of different ages, health and fitness levels.
Through a field placement at a fitness studio, community recreation facility or similar organization, you'll have the chance to apply your new skills and enhance your resume. You'll also use specialized facilities on Sheridan's campus, including the Human Performance Lab, Exercise Intervention Research Centre (EIRC), Athletic Therapy Centre (ATC) and anatomy and physiology classrooms and labs.
Through this program, you'll also learn to:
- Operate a successful entrepreneurial fitness business.
- Promote a safe training environment and healthy lifestyle with clients.
- Use effective communication and leadership skills in trainer/client relationships.
Creative, innovative learning is at the core of all Sheridan’s courses. Here are the courses you’ll take in this program.
CODE TITLE CREDITS HEAL13314 Fundamentals of Exercise Physiology 3 NUTR19207G Nutrition for Well Being 3 COMM19999 Essential Communications Skills 3 HEAL13271G Wellness and Healthy Living 3 HEAL16206 Foundations of Anatomy and Bio mechanics of Exercise 3 HEAL17721 Introduction to Exercise Technique 3 General Elective 3 Total: 21
CODE TITLE CREDITS HEAL15892 Leading Group Fitness 3 HEAL10065 Physical Activity in Special Populations 3 HEAL18448 Fundamentals of Fitness Assessment 3 HEAL10199 Foundations of Exercise Program Design 3 BUSM10036 Fitness Business Essentials 3 FLPL13431 Professional Practice for the Fitness Leader 3 HEAL19014 Exercise Consultation and Coaching 3 Total: 21
Courses subject to change.
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Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:
- One English, Grade 12 (ENG4C or ENG4U)
Eligible applicants will be selected on the basis of their previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses).
Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.
Applicants who do not possess the necessary admission requirements to this program at Sheridan who complete the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program will be granted admission, contingent on space in the program (in the semester that they are applying for), if they have an overall GPA of 3.0 and a minimum of B grades in all their math and science courses.
Where space is not available in the semester for which an applicant has applied and the applicant meets all the requirements of this agreement, admission to a later intake of the program will be granted.
Applicants from the Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees program must also complete all other pre-admission requirements for their chosen program, such as criminal record checks, immunization documentation, etc. listed in the program admission requirements. All applicants to the Practical Nursing, Veterinary Technician, and Pharmacy Technician programs must also take the HOAE (Health Occupation Aptitude Exam) pre-admission test. Taking the HOAE is a requirement to meet the terms of the articulation; however, admission to the program is not contingent on test results at this time.
Prospective students should ensure that they meet the eligibility criteria for registration, such as English language proficiency in the program for which this transfer process is being applied.
For your Information
Prior to commencing the Field Placement, and at individual expense, students must obtain a certification in Emergency level First Aid and Adult CPR .
English Language ProficiencyAll applicants whose first language is not English must meet Sheridan’s English proficiency requirements.
As a graduate of Sheridan’s Fitness Leadership program, you’ll be qualified to work as a personal trainer, personal coach or fitness leader.
Here are some places you might work:
- Corporate wellness programs
- Cruise ships and resorts
- Fitness clubs and gyms
- Recreation and community programs
- Senior centres
The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:
- Assess the basic fitness needs of clients through standard manual and/or mechanized fitness testing protocols.
- Apply fundamentals of physiology, anatomy, bio-mechanics and nutrition in promoting a safe training environment and healthy lifestyle.
- Apply effective communication and leadership skills in all client/ trainer relationships.
- Teach correct techniques in executing all exercise, training and fitness instruction programs in a variety of environments.
- Identify basic successful business concepts and operational issues in supporting a small owner-managed business.
- Report on health related conditions suspected of limiting the healthy engagement of clients into normalized fitness programs.
- Create physical fitness programs for general and specific groups with diverse age, health and fitness levels.
Fees shown here are estimates only. Fees are in Canadian dollars and include tuition, health insurance and ancillary charges.
The fees shown here are for the 2020–2021 academic year, and are subject to change. The fees displayed are for the first two (2) academic terms of study at Sheridan unless otherwise noted; fees for subsequent terms are not reflected on this website.
Fees for this program are paid to the University of Toronto Mississauga.
Fees for this program are paid to Brock University.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,000 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship
Sheridan is pleased to provide an entrance scholarship in the amount of $2,500 to select applicants in this degree program. View Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship details for eligibility criteria and more.
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