Health, Wellness and Fitness - 268 - 468

Ontario College Diploma
Two years
Implement exercise programs, nutritional plans and wellness strategies with clients of varying fitness levels

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.

Program Highlights

  • Implement strategies to improve quality of life in people of various ages and abilities
  • 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
  • Train students registered in the Justice and Wellness Studies programs, athletes, workplaces and the college community through Living Learning Lab courses

Applied Learning

Wellness Expo – Biggest ever yet!

  • 3rd Annual, 52 booths, 102 HWF Students Hosting
  • 400 Guests attended (combo of community, other program staff and students and MC Faculty)
  • Feedback – students enjoyed the expo and want more like it – those who attended learned lots, positive feedback, very professional

Core Fusion Athlete Development and Conditioning

  • Providing services of group training, team training and one-on-one training in the Hamilton/Brantford area
  • Provides volunteer opportunities for all students to join practical experiences in the strength and conditioning industry

Living Learning Lab

  • Develop community and corporate partnerships for the mutual benefit of the Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville and Brantford areas
  • Provides opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with real clients in a variety of settings including health screening and assessments, counselling and health promo activities that encourage lifestyle change


  • Coop grad employment rate = 67% for 2013

Program Coordinator

Contact Nicholas Petrella for 1st year or Dan MacLennan for 2nd Year

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

Option are available for mature applicants.

Don't have the necessary requirements?

Career Opportunities

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.

Course Overview & Descriptions

For students starting January 2016. Click on the course title for a course description.

Learning Outcomes

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.

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.

Additional Information

Field placements

  • 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
Co-op option

Estimated first year tuition and fees

Full Cost Breakdown