Fitness and Health Promotion Program Guarantees Fulfilling Career

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If you have an interest in a fulfilling career assisting individuals and groups to reach their highest potential for overall wellbeing, you should consider attending Centennial College's Fitness and Health Promotion program. As part of an overall plan for wellness, health and fitness, graduates of the Fitness and Health Promotion Program can assist individuals to make healthy lifestyle choices that will reduce or prevent the occurrence of acute and chronic diseases by providing professional fitness assessments, recommendations for health and fitness exercise regimes and strategies to meet their health and wellness goals.

In order to apply for the Fitness and Health Promotion program, all you require is, at minimum, an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent, or mature status (19 years or older); as well as the English Grade 12 C or U (minimum grade required) or equivalent, or skills assessment; and one Science Grade 11 or 12, C or U  (minimum grade requirement) or skills assessment (Physics, Chemistry, Biology or Exercise Science).

One of the standout features of Centennial College's Fitness and Health Promotion program is its balance of theory and practical application. As such, you will be led by expert faculty members to nurture your knowledge and skill development. Among the specific topics covered are anatomy and physiology, fitness assessment, leadership skills, injury management, nutrition, fitness marketing, health promotion, computer skills and cross cultural awareness - all while taking into consideration mental health as an essential part of a holistic approach to well-being.

Secondly, you will round out your training through various practical applications of skills. For example, because the Fitness and Health Promotion program is based at Centennial College's Progress Campus, you will have access to the Athletic and Wellness Center where to you will have the opportunity for inter-professional student liaisons with students in programs such as Police Foundations, Pre-service Fire and Paramedic students to assist in the attainment of students’ fitness assessment goals.

Additionally, as a Fitness and Heath Promotion student you will partake in supervised field placement opportunities in the fitness industry. During these two experiences, you will apply what you have learned in your courses, network and obtain new knowledge from seasoned professionals. Prior to each program Field Placement, you require the following: an annual clear police check with vulnerable sector screening; successful completion of an annual renewal of a recognized course in CPR (health care provider level); as well as successful completion of a recognized course in standard first aid.

After two years in the Fitness and Health Promotion program, you will obtain an Ontario College Diploma, have the opportunity to gain the skills necessary to become a certified personal trainer according to the CSEPT-PT requirements and also learn course material related to the canfitpro nutrition and wellness certification. You will also be fully trained to assess the fitness level, health issues and overall well-being of individual clients based on various assessment tools and strategies; apply effective practices to the design, implementation and management of fitness and lifestyle programs and events for individual clients intended to meet health, fitness and lifestyle goals; develop and implement risk management strategies for health and fitness programs, activities and facilities, and more.

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Klaudia writes about the fitness training program at Centennial College. This offering results in an Ontario College Diploma.

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