Health Fitness Trainer

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Convert Your Healthy Lifestyle Into a Career

The benefits of living a healthy lifestyle are numerous, and leveraging your passion for exercise and staying in shape into a career is yet another reward. Bryan College's Health Fitness Trainer (HFT) program will give you the right hands-on training and fitness certification preparation so you can start working in a fulfilling career.

Career Outlook

Employment Opportunities Abound

Health and fitness professionals have a range of opportunities for employment. From corporate settings to healthcare facilities to high-energy gyms and fitness centers, there’s a work environment for all personality types. Examples include:

  • Gyms and fitness facilities
  • Corporate fitness centers
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Self-employment

Attractive Career Opportunities

A diploma in Health Fitness Trainer from Bryan College can put you on the path to varied job opportunities in a rewarding field. As a fitness professional, each day provides the opportunity to enhance the health and well-being of others in careers such as:

  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor/Group Exercise Instructor
  • Sports Performance Coach
  • Clinical Exercise Trainer
  • Fitness Supervisor
  • Fitness Consultant
  • Fitness Appraiser

At Bryan College, we give you a clear pathway to these exciting health and fitness training positions, so that you’re ready to make your next career move as soon as you graduate.

Program Overview

Create Your Path to a Health & Fitness Career

The Health Fitness Trainer (HFT) program at Bryan College offers a broad range of learning opportunities. In addition to receiving preparation for a national certification through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) as a Certified Personal Trainer, you'll also received preparation for the Canfitpro - Personal Trainer Specialist certification. The curriculum also provides hands-on experience in world-class facilities, where you'll work one-on-one with fitness experts and certified professionals. Our HFT diploma program was designed based on current competencies outlined by professional fitness organizations - so you can be assured of learning the skills employers demand.

Program Highlights

As a student at Bryan College, you’ll attend a top fitness school where you’ll gain extensive knowledge and experience with course curriculum including:

  • 160 hours of hands-on practical experience
  • Personal and group exercise training
  • National certification test preparation for NASM (National Academy of Sports Medicine) and Canfitpro
  • Core focus on anatomy, physiology and kinesiology
  • Nutrition and weight management instruction
  • Business, finance and marketing skills
  • Clinical training for medical considerations

When you receive a diploma in HFT from Bryan College, you’re immediately prepared for the job market. Our comprehensive course of study improves your marketability and potential.

World-Class Facilities

Bryan College and Wynn Fitness have partnered together to give you access to state-of-the-art facilities and ultramodern exercise equipment. You'll complete 160 hours of hands-on fitness training experience while working one-on-one with top certified trainers to apply concepts and skills gained in class to real-world scenarios.

Credentialed Faculty and Individual Support

At Bryan College, we believe that success in the growing field of fitness and personal training demands a different approach to education. That’s why we’re dedicated to providing you a unique, hands-on fitness experience from qualified educators.  Your instructors will help coach and mentor you individually to ensure you are able to apply concepts and techniques learned in class to real-world scenarios.  Once you complete your program, you'll have the knowledge and skills to confidently transition to the professional work environment.

State-of-the-Art, Beautifully-Designed Campus

The Bryan College campus offers contemporary architecture with stylish design and comfortable, inviting ambience. The campus is easily accessed by public transportation and is conveniently located in North York:

Bryan College Toronto
1200 Lawrence Avenue West
North York, ON M6A 1E3

An Education that Keeps on Giving

At Bryan College, we know that education is a lifelong pursuit. That’s why we give our graduates the opportunity to return and audit any previously completed course that is still being taught and has space availability. No tuition will be charged for taking a refresher course, because we believe in keeping our graduates educated for life.

Your career success is at the core of our mission. Our lifetime job placement assistance and accessible alumni network allow us to keep contributing to your success long after you’ve graduated. It’s another privilege of attending Bryan College—and we’re proud to offer it, anytime our graduates need it.

We invite you to experience Bryan College today by completing the Request Information Form and one of our friendly admissions advisors will contact you promptly.

Graduate Success

See what graduates are saying about their educational experience at Bryan College:

"I really enjoyed continuing my education in the Advanced Health & Fitness Training program at Bryan College. Our instructors alway made class fun and interactive with a lot of in-depth real life case studies to prepare us for our career." Jackel, Bryan College HFT Graduate

"Every single staff at Bryan College was extremely friendly, helpful and welcoming in a wonderful facility. Clinic hours, job prep and the amount of attention our instructors gave us was what set us apart from graduates of other institutes." - Alex, APST Graduate

"My experience at Bryan College was one of the best undertakings I’ve had so far in my life. The teachers, the students, the working environment, the program schedule, and the level and quality of information that was given was impressive." -Paula Powell, Bryan College PST Graduate

The massage therapy program prepared me for exactly what was ahead. I felt confident in completing the CMTO exams and was prepared for the real world.”  -Gloria Di Leo, RMT, Bryan College Massage Therapy Graduate

Bryan College taught me the technical skills as well as solid business skills I need for my new career as an Esthetician in my hospitality business. The college’s inclusive atmosphere is professional and conducive to the achievement of excellence by students and faculty alike.”  -Brian Dockal, Bryan College PST Graduate

The instructors are always there for academic and moral support; their open-door policy is diligently practiced on a day-to-day basis. The instructors are extremely knowledgeable and are able to apply the material that I learned to real-life situations.”  -Isidora Romantini, Bryan College Massage Therapy Graduate

Your method of teaching and expertise made the course easy to understand and fun. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested to embarking on this as a career.”  -Maria Coteanu, Bryan College PST Graduate

I’ve spoken with other RMTs at my workplace, but nobody had experienced the kind of comprehensive, practical programs like I did at Bryan College.”  -Shin Lee, Bryan College Massage Therapy Graduate

The teachers at Bryan College gave me the knowledge and guidance to prepare me for my future in the esthetics field. The staff and management instill you with confidence to succeed.”  -Andrea Kalfayan, Bryan College PST Graduate

Being a Cosmetician/Esthetician has been a lifelong dream. The course gives a student a great foundation to pursue endless possibilities in the field of beauty and wellness.”  -Miriam Opatowski, Bryan College PST Graduate

After looking at all the options and attending a few open house nights at other schools, I chose Bryan College - mainly for their small class sizes, outreach opportunities and the feeling I got after taking a tour and speaking to the staff.”  -Patti MacGregor, Bryan College Massage Therapy Graduate

I really enjoyed the Massage Therapy program at Bryan College. The atmosphere of the school was very clean and inviting, and all of the staff was friendly and professional. When I finished the program I felt more than prepared for the CMTO exams.”  -Sheey Cauterman, Bryan College Massage Therapy Graduate

We invite you to learn more by completing the Request Information Form or contact us directly at 1-888-641-6300 and one of our friendly admissions advisors will contact you promptly.


Bryan College Graduate

"I really enjoyed continuing my education in the Health Fitness Trainer program at Bryan College. Our instructors alway made class fun and interactive with a lot of in-depth real life case studies to prepare us for our career." –Jackel, HFT Graduate