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Health, Wellness and Recreation

8-week field placement
Preparation for the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Physical Training throughout the duration of the program
Program Length: 61 Weeks

Program Overview

Can you see yourself inspiring others to lead a healthy lifestyle? Studying Health, Wellness and Recreation at Eastern Academy will provide you with the tools needed to create and deliver programs to help clients tackle fitness and lifestyle challenges.

The opportunities for graduates are diverse, endless, and fun – you could lead aerobics classes on a cruise ship, assist in sports rehabilitation clinics, or spend one-on-one time as a personal trainer, among many other prospects.

Program Courses

Student Success Strategies 20 hours
Software Lab: Computer Fundamentals 40
Software Lab: Word Processing 40
Software Lab: Spreadsheets 40
Bookkeeping Fundamentals 40
Writing for Comprehension 40
Anatomy and Physiology 80
Exercise Physiology 80
Nutrition and Wellness 80
Community and Civic Life 40
Leisure Program Design and Management 80
Group Exercise 60
Sport Injury 20
Fitness Assessment and Program Design 80
Introduction to Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology 80
Personal Training and Programming 80
The Business of Personal Training 40
Advanced Exercise Techniques 80
Career Planning and Preparation Level I 20
Career Planning and Preparation Level II 20
Field Placement 8 Weeks
Total Weeks – 61


The Health, Wellness and Recreation Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue positions in the Retail fitness and Sport Industry, Fitness and Health Clubs, Wellness and Recreation Programs, Public and Private Fitness Programs or Recreation Programs.


Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status. Please call the campus for more details
An applicant may be asked to participate in physical fitness testing and/or provide a physician’s statement in order to demonstrate that the applicant is evidently capable of taking the training and performing the functions which would normally be expected of a worker in this vocational field
Each student is required to have proper gym footwear and clothing

NOC CODE: 5254
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