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Fitness and Health Promotion

Fitness and Health Promotion

Program Code:FHP
Campus:Newnham
Duration:4 Semesters (2 Years)
Offered:Fall
Credential Awarded:Ontario College Diploma

Program Description

The Fitness and Health Promotion program is for students interested in learning about the science and practice of implementing useful programs of physical fitness and health for all ages and stages of development. By designing and delivering meaningful, age-relevant physical activity programs, graduates will contribute to the health of the "well" population and help people improve their performance in their careers and personal lives. Graduates will be prepared for front line direct-client work with individuals of varying ages and in various settings. This program provides a broad study of the principles and methods of fitness and health provision to children and youth cohorts where few others have done so. Experiental learning through field placement is at the core of this program. This program takes a holistic approach to intervention with each of targeted cohorts addressing such issues as client context and family support.

You will receive training and practical experience in the development of coaching and fitness promotion skills related to the design and delivery of age-relevant programs of physical activity and wellness. You will learn how to coach, train and motivate clients of all ages and stages of development and how to interact effectively with clients, parents, caregivers and allied health professionals. You will become a certified coach and be recognized as a trained professional, able to deliver programs to develop physical literacy to children and youth in a variety of settings as well as for adults and seniors who wish to remain active for life.

Upon graduation from this program, students would be qualified to seek employment as instructors within organizations and providers that wish to maintain or grow existing successful fitness and lifestyle management programs or initiate new meaningful programs for children and youth. They would also be qualified to work in adult fitness environments as well as senior centres, delivering appropriate programs for fitness and health promotion to the adult population.

Admission Requirements

Program Eligibility:

  • Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or equivalent with:
    • Grade 12 English: ENG4(C) or ENG4(U)
    • Grade 11 Biology: (C) or (U), or Exercise Science PSE4(U)
  • OR Mature Student Status (age 19 or older) with the above prerequisite course(s), their equivalent(s) or appropriate Academic and Career Entrance (ACE) Certificate program credits (see Academic Upgrading).

Applicant Selection:

  • Applicants will be ranked based on academic grades.
  • Admission to this program is competitive. Only the top ranked applicants will be offered a seat in the program.

Prior To Beginning Of Class:

  • Current Level C-CPR from a recognized provider
  • Entry immunization form completed by a health care provider
  • A current Police Vulnerable Sector screening:
    • Applicants living in the city of Toronto can expect to wait a minimum of 8-12 weeks to receive a Police Check.

Note:

  • Although not required for admission, Grade 12 Exercise Science (PSE4U) is recommended for your success in the program.

Fees

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Your Career

Prepare for a career in fitness, wellness and health. As a graduate of this two-year program, you will become a leader in fitness and health delivery in your community. You will be certified in coaching children and youth, enabling you to work with sport organizations interested in developing athlete's physical abilities. You will also apply contemporary fitness techniques and work with adults and seniors who wish to meet their own personal health and fitness goals. In addition, with your highly marketable skills, you will consult with coaches, teachers, health care workers and others interested in building healthy communities.

Affiliations/Assoications

  • National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP)
  • Coaching Association of Canada (CAC)
  • Canadian Sport for Life Society (CS4L)

Transfer Credit/Pathways

The Degree and Credit Transfer Office provides a number of services for students continuing their education at Seneca, and for graduating students considering degree transfer options.

Through transfer agreements and institution partnerships, graduates of this Seneca College program may be eligible for credit at various post-secondary institutions. Please refer to the Degree Transfer Guide for more information.

Transfer Credit may be granted for courses deemed equivalent to courses at Seneca that have been completed at recognized postsecondary institutions. Additional information is available online.

Important Academic Dates

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Courses

Please select the curriculum from the Academic Year in which you started (or will be starting) your studies. An Academic Year begins in September and ends in August of the following year.

2016/2017 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
FHP101 Anatomy and Physiology I
FHP114 Physical Literacy I Practicum
FHP205 Special Populations
FHP301 Anatomy and Physiology II
FHP303 Health Promotion
 
Semester 2
FHP102 Fitness Assessment I
FHP201 Exercise Physiology
FHP202 Exercise Prescription
FHP217 Placement Preparation and Internal Placement
FHP302 Professional Practices
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
FHP103 Group Exercise Leadership
FHP104 Nutrition
FHP211 Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Movement
FHP307 Fitness Assessment II
FHP311 Motor Learning
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FHP314 Physical Literacy Practicum II
FHP401 Human Growth and Development
FHP702 Counselling and Communications
FHP407 Placement Internship
plus: General Education Course

2015/2016 Academic Year

Semester 1
EAC150 College English
FHP101 Anatomy and Physiology I
FHP114 Physical Literacy I Practicum
FHP205 Special Populations
FHP301 Anatomy and Physiology II
FHP303 Health Promotion
 
Semester 2
FHP102 Fitness Assessment I
FHP201 Exercise Physiology
FHP202 Exercise Prescription
FHP217 Placement Preparation and Internal Placement
FHP302 Professional Practices
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 3
FHP103 Group Exercise Leadership
FHP104 Nutrition
FHP211 Biomechanical Analysis of Fundamental Movement
FHP307 Fitness Assessment II
FHP311 Motor Learning
plus: General Education Course
 
Semester 4
FHP314 Physical Literacy Practicum II
FHP401 Human Growth and Development
FHP702 Counselling and Communications
FHP407 Placement Internship
plus: General Education Course

2014/2015 Academic Year

Semester 1 Course Name Hrs/Wk
EAC150 College English 3
FHP101 Anatomy and Physiology I 3
FHP102 Fitness Assessment 2
FHP103 Group Exercise Leadership 4
FHP104 Nutrition 3
FHP114 Physical Literacy Practicum 2
 
Semester 2 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FHP201 Exercise Physiology 3
FHP202 Exercise Prescription 5
FHP205 Special Populations 5
FHP211 Fundamental Movement Skills 2
FHP217 Placement Preparation and Internal Placement 4
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 3 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FHP301 Anatomy and Physiology II 3
FHP303 Health Promotion 4
FHP307 Fitness Assessment II 2
FHP314 Physical Literacy Practicum II 2
FHP317 Pathophysiology for Fitness Professionals 3
XXXXXX General Education Option 3
 
Semester 4 Course Name Hrs/Wk
FHP302 Professional Practices 4
FHP401 Human Growth and Development 4
FHP402 Counselling and Communications 3
FHP407 Placement Internship 8
XXXXXX General Education Option 3

Contact Us

Admissions Advisors:
Domestic Admissions Advisor Angelie Ramirez
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22058
Angelie.Ramirez@senecacollege.ca
International Admissions Advisor: Lerna Francisco
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22758
Lerna.Francisco@senecacollege.ca
Registration & Records Advisor:
  Eric Kiely
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 22465
Eric.Kiely@senecacollege.ca
Program Contacts:
Program Coordinator: John Andreucci
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55379
John.Andreucci@senecacollege.ca
Program Chair: Mona Nouroozifar
(416) 491-5050 Ext. 55010
Mona.Nouroozifar@senecacollege.ca
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