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PROGRAM CODE: HF
HEALTH AND FITNESS
DIPLOMA PROGRAM • TOTAL HOURS: 315 • THEORY: 240 HOURS • EXTERNSHIP: 75 HOURS
The objective of the Health and Fitness Program offered at Medix College is to train students to become highly qualified advanced-level Certified Personal Trainers and Certified Health Coaches. The program offers the most current, cutting-edge curriculum, research and online resources opening advanced career options as a certified Health Coach and Athlete Trainer. Courses include anatomy and physiology, CanFitPro with CPR, advanced health science, personal trainer lab, health coach lab and externship.
» Gr. 12 OSSD or Mature Student Status
» Successful Completion of entrance evaluation
» English Proficiency
» Admissions Interview
» Medix Medical Check Form (completed within 30 days of program start date)
(14 WEEKS, 315 HOURS)
The Fitness and Health program consists of theory, clinic and an externship module. Theory and clinic are taught in-class at the College while the externship is off-site. Please see your enrollment agreement for specific days of the week and hours per day.
(OFF-SITE – 75 HOURS)
As a mandatory component of our programs, all Medix students are required to complete an off-site externship placement. Placements occur at various locations throughout the College’s area. This essential module allows students to exercise the skills learned in class & clinic, learn specific applications and to further enhance their learning experience in the selected facilities.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I
The course is designed to provide the student with an overall understanding of the musculoskeletal system and the integument system as it relates to personal fitness training. Subjects include study of the skeletal system to include study of the bony landmarks and joints, the muscular system to include origins, insertion and function of the major muscles of the body, and the integumentary system to include skin and its function and pathologies.
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II
The course is designed to provide the student with an overall understanding of the nervous, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems to include the study of pathologies of each system.
The course includes a fundamental study of the physiological adjustments that occur within the body during exercise. The presentation of this material is particularly oriented toward a basic understanding of the physiological systems as they are affected by the physical exercise, including observations of respiratory, circulatory, nervous and metabolic adjustments to physical exercise.
Students will be taught the basics of wellness to apply to self-care and as a model for care guidelines to help clients manage stress levels. A variety of methods of exercise and stress management, including proper nutrition, stretching techniques and body mechanics are discussed and experienced. Ethics and boundary setting will be covered.
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION I
Students develop the knowledge and skills needed to assess physical fitness and prescribe exercise for apparently healthy individuals. This supervised lab experience provides a well-balanced approach to the field assessment of physical fitness, addressing five components of total physical fitness including: flexibility, muscular fitness, cardio respiratory endurance, body weight and composition, and neuromuscular relaxation. Students learn to evaluate testing data and apply the information to the development of individualized exercise programs. Students develop the knowledge and skills to design functional strength training programs along an exercise continuum that ranges from corrective to athletic performance. Students will learn to consider the integrated nature of the human body, the operational environment, and the individual needs for successful performance as they focus on training movements vs. muscles. Students develop the knowledge and skills required to develop bodybuilding programs for recreational and competitive bodybuilders. Emphasis will be placed on the manipulation of training variables, such as exercise selection, exercise technique, sets, repetitions, training loads, training volume and recovery. Students are introduced to advanced bodybuilding techniques (e.g., pre-exhaustion, drop sets, forced reps) and training systems (e.g., super-slow, split routines, blitz). This lab lays the foundation for the development of exercise programs that cause muscle hypertrophy and reduce body-fat percentage.
EXERCISE PRESCRIPTION II
Students develop the knowledge and skills to develop sport-specific power-development programs with an emphasis on learning the safest, most effective learning progressions for the movements used in competitive weightlifting, the snatch, clean, jerk, and their variations. Students also learn to combine weightlifting with ply metrics, speed and agility training, and sport psychology to optimize athletic performance. This lab lays the foundation for students to develop programs that will help athletes become stronger, faster and more powerful in football, baseball, basketball, soccer, ice hockey, track and field, wrestling, racket sports, or competitive weightlifting. Students will increase their knowledge about the various body systems and how they integrate during physical fitness, exercise and sports performance.
The course specifically focuses on the components of exercise prescription and program design. Learning the concepts of exercise prescription and physiology will allow you to connect physical activity, health and exercise to your chosen discipline. Understanding correctly how the cardiovascular, pulmonary, metabolic and musculoskeletal systems, etc., directly affects your ability to be an effective fitness professional. Knowing how to correctly select, administer and monitor physiological tests will allow you to maximize the learning experience. A basic understanding of the limitations of selected populations is included in this course.
CAN FIT PRO PTS EXAM PREP (INCLUDING CPR)
The most recognized personal training certificate (PTS) in Canada, this course will prepare students to obtain the Can Fit Pro certification. Also included in this course is CPR certification.
THE PACIFIC INSTITUTE – MASTERING THE ATTITUDES OF SUCCESS (TPI-MAS)
TPI-MAS helps students recognize the choices they have in life and how to control how they think to change the way they live their lives. Students will understand how the human mind works and how their beliefs and attitudes influence the present and shape the future. The program encourages students to have a positive outlook and strive for goals despite any challenges and obstacles.
The Enriched Academy program will teach you how to manage your money and build a solid financial future.