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Exercise Science

Lethbridge College

Lethbridge College
The rapidly changing and expanding field of exercise science is the study of the body and how it works during exercise; the science of physical activity. A two-year Lethbridge College diploma in Exercise Science is a passport to rewarding careers in:  as fitness leaders  businesses and elsewhere  community centres  counselors  fitness assessors  fitness clubs  hospitals  personal trainers  seniors' homes  sports organizations  the travel industry You'll work in the health industry as a leader of tomorrow, helping others of all ages and abilities make the right decisions about their physical well-being. Every day will bring you new activities, challenges, and rewards. As an ideal exercise science student, you're ambitious, active, and dedicated. You work hard, lead by example, and enjoy communicating with others. If you, like us, believe that exercise is medicine, you'll be a huge benefit to this industry. This is a challenging two-year science-based program that encompasses the study of anatomy, physiology, psychology, human nutrition, Fitness leadership and assessment, and more. In the first year of study, students will have the opportunity to gain certification as a Fitness Leader with the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA). Second year students will prepare for life after graduation by managing their own clients, presenting seminars, and preparing for certification as a Credited Personal Trainer (CPT) as recognized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP). Once you've graduated, the entrepreneurial training you'll have received will enhance your employability. Once in the industry, you'll have ample opportunity to continue your education with related training to advance your career and remain current with changes in the field.

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3000 College Drive South
Lethbridge, Alberta, T1K1L6, Canada

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  • Program Type Standard
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 Years
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Available
Admission Requirements

General Admission Requirements: All applicants must meet the general admission requirements for Lethbridge College programs, as indicated in the Admissions section of the calendar.

Academic Requirements: In addition to meeting the general admission requirements indicated in the Admission section of the calendar, applicants to this program must also satisfy the following specific course requirements (or equivalencies): Grade 12 biology.

Practicum Experience Requirements: There is a required practicum component to this program. The College dictates the legal terms and conditions governing the practicum experience.

Applicants are advised they may be required to provide a Criminal Record Check before entering the practicum experience component of the program.

Applicants will be required to have a current Standard First Aid and CPR Level A or C certificates prior to the practicum experience.

Medical Requirements: Although no physical requirements are placed on applicants for entry to the program, applicants should ensure through a medical examination that their cardiovascular system is suitable to undertake strenuous exercise. Interviews may be requested.

Note: Applicants who lack the required academic admission requirements can apply to the College and University Preparatory Program to upgrade for your program.

Prior Learning Assessment (PLA): If you have experience working in this field of study, you may be eligible for Prior Learning Assessment.

Your Investment: Students will purchase a Lethbridge College Exercise Science shirt ($30). The shirt is worn during practicum experiences. Pursuing certification in some specific courses may require an additional fee. Please contact the program for details.

Distance Delivery Options

Some courses are available online, as identified in the calendar by (OL) after the course title.

Application Deadline

New students are accepted into the Exercise Science program for the Fall (September) term.

Student Aid

This program is eligible for full-time post-secondary assistance by Alberta Student Aid for the funding year 2020/08/01 to 2021/07/31*.

  • Tuition $3,494.00 Year One
  • Mandatory Fees $1,925.00 Year One
  • Books/Supplies/Instruments $1,575.00 Year One

* Tuition, books, supplies, instruments, and other/mandatory fees are provided to Alberta Student Aid and may be used when processing full-time post-secondary funding applications. The educational costs provided are based on a 100% full-course load and may not reflect current or all educational costs charged by the school. Contact the school to obtain accurate educational cost information.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: University of Regina (SK)

Updated January 31, 2021. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
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