Health, Wellness and Fitness - 268

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

Program Highlights

  • Field placements in a variety of settings such as recreational therapy centres, varsity teams, physiotherapy clinics, school boards, retirement residences, large corporate gyms, small private businesses and more.
  • Experiential learning and events in collaboration with industry partners including Fit to Pitch and Wellness Expo.
  • Experience a cadaver lab tour at McMaster University
  • Students may challenge fitness certifications
  • Many pathways to further education
  • Get involved in special events and volunteer opportunities.

What you'll learn

  • Strategies to improve quality of life for 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 and high blood pressure.
  • Study topics such as athletic injury management, sport psychology and exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, wellness management strategies and many more.

Program Length

2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program 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.

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Program delivery

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Tuition and Fees

2020 - 2021 Domestic Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Compulsory Ancillary Fees

$753.47 $698.20
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Compulsory Program Fees

$0.00 $105.00
Domestic Tuition $1,354.04 $1,354.04
Total Domestic Charges Per Semester $2,107.51 $2,157.24
Total 1st Year Fees $4,264.75

Above fees based on full-time September program start date. Contact Student Services to confirm fees for other start dates or semesters.

2020 - 2021 International Tuition and Fees

  Semester 1 Semester 2

Total Tuition & Ancillary Fees

$7,879.00 $7,935.00
Co-op Fees N/A N/A

Program Compulsory Fees

$0.00 $105.00
International Tax Recovery $450.00 $375.00
Total International Charges Per Semester $8,329.00 $8,415.00
Total 1st Year Fees $16,744.00

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Additional Information


Domestic and International student admission requirements

  • 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

Options are available for mature applicants.

Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:

Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants.

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Experiential Learning

How you'll gain skills

Field placements

  • Provides an opportunity for students to get hands-on experience with real clients in a variety of settings including health screening and assessments, counselling and health promotion activities that encourage lifestyle change
  • 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 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 appropriate police check
  • 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
  • Contact the Health, Wellness, and Fitness program area for more information.

To learn more, please visit the Centre for Experiential Learning. 

the clinic

The Clinic provides the opportunity for Professionals in Training to gain hands-on skills in our first-class teaching clinic to garner Future Ready Massage Therapists and Qualified Exercise Professionals. Students are supervised by Registered Massage Therapists and Qualified Exercise Professionals as they provide safe and effective treatments and training to their clients. Visit The Clinic




Mohawk Pathways 

Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Certificates and Ontario College Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into the Health, Wellness and Fitness program:

Graduates from the Health, Wellness and Fitness program are eligible to enroll into the following Ontario College Advanced Diploma and Ontario College Diploma programs:


Your future career options

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Facility Manager/Owner

Where you could work includes:

  • Professional Health and Wellness Centres 
  • 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

Opportunities for grads

  • Students will have the opportunity to challenge for the following certifications:
    • canfitpro – Personal Training Specialist*

    • CPTN – Certified Personal Trainers Network*

    • CSEP -  Certified Personal Trainer

    • NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer*

    • ACE – Personal Trainer Certification

*Complete this at a reduced cost

Course Overview & Descriptions

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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 Colleges and Universities (MCU) 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

Industry Certification Options

Mohawk College Health, Wellness and Fitness is pleased to offer unique industry certification options to our students and recent graduates. For more information read our Health, Wellness and Fitness Certification Options PDF.

Wellness Expo – Biggest ever yet!

The Wellness Expo is proudly presented by the Health, Wellness and Fitness students at Mohawk College and is free of charge for all students, staff, alumni and community members. Third-semester students spend an entire semester learning about Wellness management strategies and how they can be utilized to improve overall Wellness.  The result?  Over 40 unique and interactive booths with valuable information on a variety of topics such as healthy eating, mental health, exercise and managing stress. This evening gives students an opportunity to share their knowledge with the community, while also practicing their professionalism and presentation skills. Students who have participated in the Wellness Expo have found it a challenging yet rewarding learning experience.

Fit to Pitch

Mohawk College is proud to offer one of the most cutting edge Health, Wellness and Fitness Diplomas in the country. In the final semester, students will be guided through a project that is culminating in a Pitch Night (think "Dragon's Den"). Our innovative and entrepreneurial students develop their business plans and start-up ideas. These businesses are real or hypothetical. For this competition, the top teams will pitch their newly proposed Health, Wellness or Fitness companies to invited industry guests.

Fit to Pitch is also a significant networking event that features roundtable discussions with industry guests and students. This was without a doubt, the highlight of the evening for most students last year.

The student feedback was overwhelming – the opportunity to meet with and learn from the best of the best was one of the highlights of their college career.

Program Coordinator


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Domestic Canadian Students

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Phone: 1-844-767-6871

International Students

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Phone: 1-905-575-2254
Toll free phone numbers:
For general questions: 1-888-Mohawk9 (1-888-664-2959)
North China: 10-800-714-2521
South China: 10-800-140-2541
Brazil: 0800-022-7408
Philippines: 180011102544

Contact International Admissions
Contact our Admissions advisors for help with your application.
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Phone: 1-905-575-2254

*Not all programs are international eligible. Please see our programs available for international students.

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Program Coordinator

Student Success Advisors

Student Success Advisors

  • Student Success Advisors assist current students to transition to college life, co-creating an academic success plan, advice on course selection, changing programs, or referrals to specialized support services. If you need help applying to Mohawk, contact Admissions (for International Students, please contact International Admissions).

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I started to study medicine at university. I successfully graduated and realized that prevention is more important than treatment. The Health, Wellness, and Fitness program at Mohawk College made my knowledge more comprehensive and integrated into the health field. I am very thankful to Mohawk College for helping me, giving me the opportunities to practice, and more.