Diploma in Fitness and Health Promotion


Program Description

Fitness and Health Promotion (3040) 2 Years - 4 Semesters Ontario College Diploma Program Overview

Fitness and Health Promotion gets an A+ in student satisfaction at 95.7%!

Students at Sault College will now have an opportunity to attend the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Located on the Carmarthen Campus in the United Kingdom, Fitness and Health Promotion students will have the opportunity to transfer their credits to the University of Wales to receive a BSc (Hons) degree in Health and Exercise Referral. The University is part of a growing industry of educators with over 160 years of experience in offering physical education.

Sophie D`Agostino is a recent graduate of Sault College`s Fitness and Health Promotion Program who is currently pursuing the transfer degree at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David.

"I was originally planning to go away to an Ontario University to complete my Bachelor`s Degree with my Fitness and Health Promotion Diploma from Sault College. This would normally take three years to complete. When I found out that I would be able to complete my Bachelor`s Degree in one year at the University of Wales Trinity Saint David, I was ecstatic! This is a once-in-a-life-time opportunity to get out there and explore the world while getting my degree. There was no way I could let an amazing opportunity like this pass my by."

Do you see yourself as someone who enjoys helping others succeed? Do areas like fitness, healthy living and inspiring others to go that extra mile interest you? If so, Fitness and Health Promotion is for you. Our program will provide you with the skills to safely assess, design, implement and evaluate personal, group and community fitness and health promotion programs. It will also instil the communication and leadership skills in you to facilitate and coach these programs. Study here, and you`ll learn how you can be a key motivator to helping others reach goals they never thought they`d achieve.

Students receive over 400 hours of supervised fieldwork experience in a variety of educational, public and private organizations

  • Students will learn through hands-on experience and solid theoretical training delivered by experienced, knowledgeable and creative faculty
  • As a graduate you can pursue varied employment opportunities as this field has increased popularity with government, public and private organizations
  • Graduates will have the knowledge to seek personal training certification through the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiologists (CSEP-CPT) subject to membership fees and requirements that are the responsibility of the student / graduate pursuing the certification
  • Graduates can pursue appealing opportunities to bridge their Fitness and Health Promotion diploma to a University Degree

In addition, as part of the program, qualified students may have the opportunity to earn nationally recognised industry certifications (subject to additional fees and successful completion of examintations).

Program of Study

Semester 1

  • CMM110 - 3 College Communication Skills
  • FIT101 - 3 Interpersonal Communication and Helping Skills in Fitness
  • FIT107 - 3 Functional Anatomy
  • FIT108 - 3 Personal Wellness and Lifestyle Change
  • FIT109 - 3 Leadership I - Healthy Active Living for Children and Youth
  • OPA104 - 4 Human Movement
  • PNG111 - 3 Anatomy and Physiology I
  • PSY120 - 3 Lifespan Development

Semester 2

  • FIT151 - 3 Group Fitness
  • FIT153 - 4 Leadership II - Healthy Active Living for Adults
  • FIT154 - 3 Research and Trends in Wellness
  • FIT155 - 3 Applied Exercise Physiology I
  • FIT156 - 3 Fitness Assessments I
  • NTR101 - 3 Sport Nutrition
  • PNG121 - 3 Anatomy and Physiology II
  • GEN100 - 3 Global Citizenship

Semester 3

  • FIT202 - 3 Health Promotion I - The Foundations of Health Promotion
  • FIT203 - 3 Prevention and Management of Injury
  • FIT204 - 5 Leadership III- Healthy Active Living - Special Populations
  • FIT206 - 3 Applied Exercise Physiology II
  • FIT207 - 3 Fitness Assessments II
  • FIT251 - 4 Exercise Prescription
  • GAS103 - 3 What in the World is Going On?
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • GAS109 - 3 Music and Pop Culture
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • GAS116 - 3 Your Two Cents
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • GEN110 - 3 Student Selected General Education
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • HDG122 - 3 Personal and Academic Success Strategies
  • Student Selected General Education *
  • SSC102 - 3 Introduction to Aboriginal Peoples of Canada
  • Student Selected General Education *

Note: *Students must choose one of the identified Student Selected General Education Courses

Semester 4

  • FIT205 - 4 The Business of Fitness
  • FIT252 - 4 Health Promotion II - Community Mobilization
  • FIT254 - 1 Career Preparation
  • FIT255 - 18 Consolidating Field Placement

Clinical and Field Placements

During the four semesters of this program, you will be able to gain valuable work experience and practically apply what you learn in class by visiting and working in private clubs, fitness facilities, schools and other organizations. To learn and work in those areas, youll need to complete and bring in certain forms at least two weeks before being scheduled to start your field work. Information regarding the requirements you will need will be sent to you once you apply to and are accepted into the program. Without completing the forms and getting them to us in time, you will not be able to do your field work. You will also need to do a police criminal records check with vulnerable sector search prior to commencing placement as you will be working with vulnerable populations during your placements.

There is a cost to having this done, and we can let you know more about it once you get here and begin your studies. You will also complete a health assessment form that will also be sent to you once you apply and are accepted into the program which you will need to complete and bring to the College's Health Centre.

The Health Assessment Form needs to have the following:


Valid and current two step TB test You will also need to show that you have completed:

  • First Aid Certificate and CPR Level C
  • WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

There is a cost to taking some of these tests, and you will have to pay for these.

Finally, you will need to have a G.P.A. of 2.0 or higher in order to be considered for placement.

For Additional Information please see the following "Fact Sheet"

**Please note tuition prices on this sheet are for Domestic students, NOT International students **


Last updated Apr 2019

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