Mount Royal’s Personal Fitness Trainer diploma presents a comprehensive health science education with an emphasis on treating special populations. The outcomes based curriculum consists of academic and technical courses including practical skill development. Students are prepared for entry into professional practice possessing the ability to apply basic assessment skills and design, implement and manage a variety of fitness programs.
Graduates achieve the highest standard of training required to work as a Personal Fitness Trainer and are eligible for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology-Certified Personal Trainer national certification.
Normally, 50% of the academic work completed toward the award of a Mount Royal parchment must be completed at the University, except where written approval has been given by the dean/director of the appropriate faculty. In addition, the practicum components of the Personal Fitness Trainer diploma must normally be completed as a student of Mount Royal.
All students will be selected for practicum on the basis of academic performance, professional suitability and availability of practicum sites.
At the time of the practicum, students will be required, at their own expense, to provide proof of current Standard First Aid with CPR C. Evidence of certification is to be provided prior to the commencement of practicum and must be valid for the duration of the program. Failure to maintain current Standard First Aid with CPR C certification will result in immediate withdrawal from the practicum course(s).
Duration of the Program
Program requirements for diploma completion can be completed in two years. Students have six calendar years from the date of initial registration in the Personal Fitness Trainer diploma to complete all requirements. Students seeking an extension beyond six years may be required to complete additional course work.
Applicants are not required to meet the General Admission Requirements for Mount Royal University programs. Applicants must meet the English Language Proficiency Requirement (if your primary or first language is not English). In addition, official transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institutions attended are required.