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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At Bryan College, we believe that becoming job-ready demands a different approach to online education. That’s why we built a more innovative, interactive learning environment that is personalized to your needs. You’ll receive:
To be admitted to Bryan College, prospective students must complete the following requirements:
Registered as a private career college
under the Private Career Colleges Act, 2005.
Member of OCPMTC
Bryan College is now offering courses online and at our campus to make sure you stay healthy. In addition to online courses, our programs may require hands-on, in-person practice. For programs requiring in-person practice, you will attend classes at our campus in a Covid-compliant and safe learning environment maintained at the highest standards of cleanliness. We encourage you to continue your education today by calling us or completing the Request Information form. Online classes start soon!
We are now accepting appointments from the public for our student massage clinic.