Health, Wellness and Fitness - 268 - 468
Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program (non co-op) in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.
Co-op Option - Not available with Fast Track. Optional after semester one.
Students will have the opportunity to challenge for the following certifications: Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer, Optimum Health For Life - Sports Nutrition Specialist, TWIST - Sports Conditioning Certificate, PTA Global, Mental Health First Aid and NCSA - Certified Personal Trainer.
- Assess, design and implement exercise programs, nutritional and wellness plans for individuals of varying fitness levels to meet their needs in regard to health, wellness and fitness
- Work with specialists of specific populations such as emergency service personnel, children, older adults, pregnant women or those with increased medical risk factors such as diabetes, high blood pressure, etc
- Study topics such as: athletic injury management, counselling, sport psychology and exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, and wellness management strategies
- Apply skills and abilities in the Wellness Centre and Nutritional Kitchen, the Human Performance Lab and new state-of-the-art fitness and training assessment labs
- Train students registered in the Justice and Wellness Studies programs, athletes, workplaces and the college community through Living Learning Lab courses
Minimum requirements for admission to the Health, Wellness and Fitness Diploma program for September 2015 or January 2016
- OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
- Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
- Senior Science courses recommended
- Additional selection criteria may apply
Contact Admissions for options that are available for mature applicants.
- Field placements may occur at locations that are not accessible by public transit. As such, students shall be expected to either have access to a car or the ability to supply their own transportation when attending field placement activity. Mohawk shall not be responsible for providing students with transportation to field placements
- Applicants are advised that there are specific requirements that must be completed prior to participating in a co-op / field placement, and that it is their responsibility to ensure the requirements are met
- Accepted applicants are required to have the following completed prior to field placement and are responsible for the associated costs:
- Standard First Aid
- CPR recertification required annually while in the program
- Up-to-date Police Vulnerable Sector Check (PVSC)
- Registered students who have been convicted of an offence under the criminal code for which they have not been pardoned may be denied the opportunity to enter or continue in a placement while in the program
- Students will be required to successfully complete Anatomy and Exercise physiology in semester 1 to progress in the program.
- Co-op placements will offer essential practical experience to those who select the co-op option of the program.
Note: this is a Competitive Program
Apply before the application end date. Read more about Competitive Programs.
Don't have the necessary requirements?
The Health, Wellness and Fitness Diploma program can lead to exciting career opportunities
Careers in Health, Wellness and Fitness may involve the following:
Industries of Employment:
- Professional Health and Wellness Centres (Chiropractic Wellness Team)
- Large Corporations – Health and Wellness Centres
- Private Health Clubs
- Small Business Ownership
- Municipal Recreation Centres
- Amateur and Professional Sports Teams – Health and Wellness
- Emergency Services
- Fitness Training
See the Massage Therapy Diploma program for a valuable dual diploma opportunity with advanced standing as a graduate of Health, Wellness and Fitness.
Program of Studies
Course Overview & Descriptions
For students starting January 2016. Click on the course title for a course description.
Program Learning Outcomes, often referred to as ‘Program Standards', set out the essential learning that a student must achieve before being deemed ready to graduate.
- Review the program learning outcomes for Health, Wellness and Fitness (268)
- Review the program learning outcomes for Health, Wellness and Fitness (468) - co-op
In many cases these program learning outcomes were developed by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities (MTCU) in consultation with employers and educators who are experts in the program field. To ensure the outcomes remain current and in line with industry needs, we invite our employers, graduates working in the field and current students to re-examine and update them during regular, ongoing program review focus groups.