Like other universities in Ontario, Carleton University will suspend its vaccination requirements for participation in in-person Carleton activities beginning May 1, 2022.  On the recommendation of Ottawa Public Health, Carleton will be maintaining the mandatory COVID-19 Mask Policy until further notice. 

The evolution of the virus and public health conditions are difficult to predict, so this decision is contingent on current conditions and directions continuing. Vaccine mandates may be reinstated at a later time.

Please be advised that Carleton University will still be requiring proof of full vaccination for children aged 5 years and older until May 1, 2022.

Any individual who believes they 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. A valid First Aid + CPR C is required to complete the practical exam

Course Type Student Adult
Hybrid $549 + HST $649 + HST

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Certification Courses

Course Type Start Date End Date Practical In-Class Session Written Exam Date
Winter 2022 February 7, 2022 March 20, 2022 Saturday March 19, Sunday March 20 8am – 6pm  Saturday March 26, 2022 (1st Opportunity)

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.

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity, register today!

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 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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