According to Canada employment trends, jobs for fitness trainers and exercise instructors are expected to increase 7.9 percent through the year 2028.¹
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.
A diploma in Health Fitness Trainer from Bryan College can put you on the path to varied job opportunities2 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:
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:
You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.
1Lightcast occupational overview data for Canada. Last visited on December 6, 2022.
2Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.
As a student at Bryan College, you’ll attend a top fitness school where you’ll gain extensive knowledge and experience with the course curriculum including:
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.
As a Bryan College online HFT student, you'll get the opportunity to demonstrate your skills using your Fitness Practice Kit, which we ship to your home. The fitness kit contains the following:
This course introduces the field of personal training along with the fundamental skills necessary to be an effective salesperson in the field. The history of personal training, professional organizations, certifications, and career tracks in the field are discussed. Students learn about communication skills, interviewing, steps of the sale, and fundamentals of professional conduct and ethics. Additionally, students learn the primal movement patterns and gain practical experience performing many common exercises and movement patterns that will be utilized with their clients.
This course will provide an in-depth look at basic principles of kinesiology, including planes of motion, joints of movement, and joint actions.
This course will provide an in-depth look at how the human body systems interact and function in relation to exercise and movement. Students will learn the various parts and functions of the nervous, muscular, and skeletal systems.
This course covers the fundamentals of conducting health screenings and risk stratifications, as well as tests such as body fat, cardiovascular condition, and various performance tests.
This course covers the fundamentals of designing resistance training, cardiorespiratory training, and flexibility programs. The course focuses on training session components and appropriate exercise selection, progression, and program design variables for resistance and cardiorespiratory training.
This course covers the fundamentals of advanced training programs. The course focuses on appropriate exercise selection, progression, and program design variables for advanced programs and special populations.
This course covers the fundamentals of nutrition and how food is used by the human body. Students will be able to identify healthy food sources for the various nutrients and decipher reliable and unreliable nutritional information.
This course is an introduction to the motivation behind behavior change as it relates to physical activity behaviors. Topics include goal setting, motivating clients, developing an action plan, and communication strategies needed to inspire and sustain long-term healthy habits.
This course prepares students to take the NASM certification exam, paying particular attention to test-taking skills and improvement of weak areas of knowledge, skill, and ability. Students also prepare for their career through resume building activities and interview roleplays.
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We recognize that life can be busy and complex, so we’ve designed the learning experience around you. You have the option to complete your homework assignments online each week at days and times convenient to you. You have the flexibility to resubmit homework to improve your grades and gain greater mastery of the course content.
We provide you with user-friendly learning technology such as adaptive digital textbooks and simulated job tasks to help you learn faster, easier, and retain more knowledge. All your efforts are recorded so you can track your progress and plan your time more effectively.
Studying online with Bryan lets you learn from the comfort of home while connecting you in live events with peers, teachers, industry professionals, and mentors. If you happen to miss the event, we record them so can you watch them later and not miss a beat. Whenever you need help with an assignment, you can schedule a tutor at any time online with the click of a button.
At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that includes industry experts who will provide support, expand your professional network, and celebrate your success along the way.
Most programs provide live classes that are also recorded in case you miss them and need to watch them later.
Didn't get the grade you wanted? At Bryan, you can resubmit your homework to improve your grades.
You'll learn using a program that adapts to your knowledge level while helping you learn faster and retain more.
Engage with others in class using a social platform to share your thoughts on topics you're interested in.
As a Bryan College student, you’ll receive these benefits and services included in tuition at no extra cost.
Prepare for third-party certifications – one certification exam attempt paid for by the university.
We give you easy access to your e-textbooks and software.
Our tutors and academic staff provide personalized support whenever you need it.
You’ll receive a starter package to ensure you’re ready to succeed in your program.
Finish in the shortest time possible and never get wait-listed for course registration.
As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.
You'll receive dedicated support to help you succeed in and out of the classroom.
Get expert help to ensure you're job-ready and connect with employers.
Learn from faculty with real-world experience in their field.
To be admitted to Bryan College, prospective students must complete the following requirements: