Carleton University’s COVID-19 Vaccine policy requires that all individuals 12 years of age or older as of December 31, 2021 must attest to receiving their first dose vaccine by September 8, 2021, and their second dose no later than October 15, 2021 in order to access any indoor or outdoor Athletics facilities. Any individual who cannot be vaccinated on medical grounds or other protected grounds recognized by the Ontario Human Rights Code can request an exemption.

This is a great opportunity to enter the Fitness Industry and begin earning income while pursuing your passion in fitness and health.  Enjoy the benefits of a flexible schedule and learn from industry experts through online modules and intensive hands-on practical training.  Finish your certification with a 30 hour internship that will help you exceed the industry standard.

Course Includes

  • 16 hours of online theory lectures and 16 hours of in-class “hands on” practical training labs
  • Written and practical exams. (Students are required to achieve a minimum of 72% on the written exam and a minimum of 80% on the practical exam.)

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Course Fees

Note: does not include course textbook and liability insurance

Course Type Student Adult
Hybrid $525 + HST $569 + HST

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Certification Courses

Course Type Start Date End Date Practical In-Class Session Written Exam Date
Fall 2021 TBD TBD TBD TBD

Hybrid courses include 6-Weeks of online lectures and a 2-day intensive practical at the end of the 6-weeks.  Hands on intensive practical will be held in the High Performance Centre at Carleton Athletics (Winter 2021 will be held online with Zoom due to COVID-19 restrictions).

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Accreditation & Approval of W.I.T.S.

  • W.I.T.S. certification course now accepted by most CanFitPro clubs.
  • American Council on Education (ACE)
  • International Association of Continuing Education & Training (IACET)
  • American Occupational Therapy Association – accepted as 6 CEUs
  • National (American) Certification Board of Massage Therapy & Body Work – accepted as 15 CE hours

Additional Services

  • Practical Exam reviews will be made available the week after the written exam.
  • If a participant fails to meet the minimum standards to pass either the written or practical portion of the exam an option to re-take the exam will be made available. A $80 Fee is required.
  • The textbook for the course can be found at https://www.witseducation.com/fit/store-shop/fitness-professionals-handbook-7th-edition/ and is an additional fee and not included in the cost of the program.

Refund Policy

Once the course is activated there are no refunds. Once started and you cannot commit to the course you do have 12-months to complete it. If you miss the in-class component you may challenge the written and practical exam, but cannot defer to an alternate in-class session.

For additional questions please contact us by e-mail or call 613-520-2600 ext.8700

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