Durham College

Fitness and Health Promotion

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Program Information

School:Durham College
Faculty:Faculty of Health Sciences (HS)
Degree:Diploma; University Transfer
Field of Study:Health and Physical Education, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, Other
Health and Wellness, General
Description:The Fitness and Health Promotion program will prepare you for a meaningful career that goes beyond the walls of a gym, with a focus on supporting a diverse range of populations, including clients of all ages and abilities. Fitness and health promotion professionals are invested in providing clients with a full-range of services - from research and design to implementation and execution of programs, facilities and activities. Offering a program of study that both balances and connects theory with practice, graduates enter the workforce with a broad skill set that includes supporting motivation, behaviour change as well as an introduction to entrepreneurship for those interested in pursuing their own business.

You will participate in hands-on learning experiences in state-of-the-art lab facilities practising the skills that you will apply during your work-integrated learning opportunities. Curriculum focuses on wellness, behaviour change, business practices, and exercise science. Courses include exercise physiology, nutrition, functional anatomy, injury management and exercise prescription. The Fitness and Health Promotion program will prepare you for an exciting and engaging career in a dynamic field that will positively influence the lives of your clients.

URL:Fitness and Health Promotion at Durham College
Length:2 Year(s)
Cost per year:*
International: $17,404

Admission Requirements

Prerequisites:*These courses are intended as guidelines. Speak to your guidance counsellor to see what courses are offered at your school.
  •  Grade12 English 
  •   Biology 
Applicants are required to have an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or Mature Student Status, Grade 12 English (C, M or U) (minimum grade of 60 per cent), and Grade 11 or 12 biology (C, M or U). Applicants are also recommended to have Grade 12 exercise science (PSE4U).
Application Notes : Please visit the website for information on English Language Proficiency requirements.

* We make every attempt to provide accurate information on prerequisites, programs, and tuition. However, this information is subject to change without notice and we highly recommend that you contact the school to confirm important information before applying.

Modified on January 16, 2023