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The Fitness and Health Promotion Program at Medix College provides training for individuals looking for a rewarding career working as fitness and health professionals. The program is designed to educate students in the anatomy and physiology of all body systems, exercise prescription, fitness assessment, motivational techniques, business management, biomechanics, nutrition and much more. As society begins to emphasize personal health, the occupations and roles in this field will continue to increase.

Fitness consultants perform initial fitness assessments to design exercise programs customized to an individual’s specific needs. They motivate clients, educate them on exercise and nutrition, and monitor progressions through regular re-assessments.

EMPLOYMENT TYPES

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Technician
  • Fitness Program Organizer
  • Nutrition Worker
  • Recreational Facility Coordinator

EMPLOYMENT LOCATIONS

Where do graduates of the Fitness and Health Promotion program work?

  • Commercial fitness facilities
  • YMCA/YWCA
  • Recreational facilities
  • University and college recreational departments
  • Public health departments

COMMON JOB TASKS

What are common job tasks for individuals working in the Fitness and Health Promotion field?

  • Analyze and understand your clients’ needs and goals.
  • Demonstrate and instruct athletic, fitness or sports activities and techniques.
  • Monitor the wellness area, demonstrate technique and equipment use and lead small group exercise sessions.
  • Oversee bulletin boards, posters, member incentive programs and newsletters.
  • Design, develop and deliver social/recreational programs.

MEDIX ADVANTAGE

Why choose the Fitness and Health Promotion Program at Medix College?

Practical skill-building and a practicum component are used to give students a well-rounded understanding of the role of the Fitness and Health Promotion. During the course of this program, students will learn all of the skills and be trained in all the procedures that will be required of them in their new careers.

As a component of our Fitness program, all Medix students are required to complete 160 hours of externship and boot camp. This component consists of a one week, on-site assessment and training, at the Professional Fitness Institute in Kansas City. Further details are available upon request.

Medix College also provides an employment advantage as we have established relationships with many employers in the field. As a result, employers in the field contact us before posting jobs to the general public giving current students and graduates of the program an advantage in the hiring process.

FINANCIAL OPTIONS

Students looking to start training in this program have a number of options to finance their education. By exploring these options, students will be able to gain financial assistance and support as they are training for a career. Some financing options available to students include:

  • Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) (if Applicable)
  • Ontario Second Career
  • Out of Province Options
  • Student Lines of Credit
  • Lifelone Learning Plan
  • RESP
  • Employment Ontario
  • Monthly Payment Plan

Financial assistance may be available for those who qualify. Please contact us for more details regarding Financial Assistance.

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