Humber’s Exercise Science and Lifestyle Management graduate certificate program is designed to build on the knowledge you have acquired in your university undergraduate degree by providing in-depth, hands-on instruction in the areas of fitness assessment, health and lifestyle counselling, exercise prescription and delivery, health promotion, group exercise leadership, health and fitness management, marketing and entrepreneurship, ergonomic assessment, and functional abilities assessment. Students learn in small groups, instructed by expert faculty currently employed in the fitness and health industry.
Our advisory committee provides regular review and input on our curriculum, ensuring our program is always on the cutting edge of industry developments.
Upon successful completion of the program, a graduate will:
• Prescribe exercise programs that promote improved health status and/or improved physical performance.
• Perform a comprehensive consultation with a client and use the information collected to guide the development of an exercise training program.
• Provide appropriate instruction of exercise execution, including appropriate verbal and tactile cues.
• Utilize counselling skills to support a client in determining and meeting their fitness and lifestyle goals.
• Administer the CPAFLA protocol accurately, and interpret and communicate the results.
• Plan, implement, and evaluate a successful health promotion program or strategy.
• Instruct all components of a group exercise class.
• Describe the six classes of nutrients, the digestion and absorption of these nutrients, and outline the nutritional needs of a physically active person.
• Discuss nutritional and exercise needs, as well as considerations, for an individual through all phases of their lifespan.
• Support the operation of fitness and wellness facilities through the application of management and supervisory skills, such as human resources management, financial management, and risk management.
• Develop effective marketing tools and plans, and apply prospecting, personal selling, and customer service skills to develop and maintain a client base.
• ANAT 5003: Clinical Anatomy
• ESCI 5000: Exercise Prescription
• ESCI 5002: Advanced Fitness Assessment
• ESCI 5003: Occupational Biomechanics and Disability Management
• ESCI 5004: Therapeutic Exercise: Musculoskeletal Disorders
• ESCI 5006: ECG Interpretation
• ESCI 5007: Kinesiology as a Profession
• WORK 5000: On-Campus Internship 1
• ESCI 5550: Group Exercise Leadership
• ESCI 5551: Nutrition: Therapeutic and Performance Application
• ESCI 5552: Therapeutic Exercise: Special Populations
• ESCI 5553: Health Promotion
• ESCI 5555: Clinical Skills Lab
• MKTG 5552: Marketing and Entrepreneurship
• WORK 5500: On-Campus Internship 2
• WORK 5556: Field Experience
Experiential learning is an integral part of this program. The program features three unpaid internship courses, two of which take place on campus (semester 1 and semester 2) and the third of which takes place off campus in the spring, following semester 2. During the on-campus internship courses, students provide fitness assessments and testing, physical activity counselling and prescription services to Humber and partner employees as part of the Humber Centre for Healthy Living (Humber CHL). Students have the opportunity to run workshops for the Humber CHL and its partners, as well as providing healthy tips and videos for the Humber CHL website. Throughout the on-campus internship courses, students participate in seminars with their professors and classmates to critically analyze their experiences and develop the skills required for professional work.
The final work placement is a four-week block placement off campus with one of Humber’s industry partners.
How to apply
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