Sep 26, 2020  
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University 
    
2020-2021 Academic Calendar Mount Royal University

First-Year Advising Guide - Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma



Welcome to the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma at Mount Royal University!

Congratulations on your admission to the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma. As a student at Mount Royal, you will be able to open doors to a wide range of learning and career opportunities. The information in this guide is a useful resource as you learn about your Mount Royal program. See below to help you plan your first year in the program.

Diploma overview


The Personal Fitness Trainer diploma is designed to respond to the competitive demands for well-trained and knowledgeable personal fitness trainers. This 1060-hour program is completed through a combination of lecture, blended, and online courses. It integrates theory and experiential learning within supervised settings.

The diploma consists of 22 required courses and can be completed in a minimum of two (2) years to a maximum of six (6) years. For sample schedules visit the Plan Your Studies page.

Registering for courses


It is your responsibility to register in your courses and ensure that the courses you select meet the program and graduation requirements as outlined in the Program Planning Guide. You will register for courses using the registration system found in mymru.ca, Register & Pay tab.

To get started, please visit the Plan Your Studies page for more information like:

  • Your Program Planning Guide
  • Step-by-step registration instructions
  • Registration help sessions sign-up
  • Information about textbooks, orientation, preparing for your first week and more

For additional information on transfer credit, waitlists and more, visit the Registration Resource Website.

Track your progress


mruGradU8 is a program audit system and advising tool designed to assist you in reviewing your academic history, identifying requirements you completed, and those requirements that are still needed for graduation. As you move through your diploma, mruGradU8 will become a great planning tool for you to measure your progress. 

You will log in to mruGradU8 through your mymru.ca account, under the ‘My Program’ tab. Please visit this page for more information about mruGradU8, including frequently asked questions.

Your advisor


The Personal Fitness Trainer program has a dedicated administration team that is here to support you during your time at MRU. You can connect with your advisor at pft@mtroyal.ca with questions about your course selection or program path.