Exercise Science

Give your future a running start

If you find physical fitness and well-being a crucial part of your life, you may be able to turn your passion into a fulfilling career with our Exercise Science program. This rigorous two-year diploma will help you muscle in on the science of physical activity, preparing you to be a health leader for the future. You’ll study physiology, psychology, human nutrition, fitness leadership and assessment, and much more. Soon enough, you will be on your way to a fast-paced career helping people of all ages and abilities maintain their physical well-being.

Exercise Science is right for you if you:

  • are ambitious, active and dedicated
  • work hard and lead by example
  • enjoy leading and motivating others of all ages
  • have a passion for physical fitness and well-being and want to encourage those values in others
  • are an excellent communicator.

Make activity and ambition your passion

You’ll get all the practical experience you need by receiving the opportunity to become a certified fitness leader with the Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association (AFLCA). You will also learn how to communicate effectively with others through courses in fitness leadership and assessment. In your second year, you’ll get a taste of what the industry is really like when you present seminars and work with clients. 

Exercise Science: At-a-Glance
2 Years
Diploma in Exercise Science
University of Calgary, University of Lethbridge

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.

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).

Students who successfully complete the program are eligible to test for certification as a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) as recognized by the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology (CSEP).

Exercise Science - Cost Estimate
2017-18 Academic YearTuitionFeesBooks & Supplies
Year 1$3,077$1,013$1,853
Year 2$2,595$1,086$1,681
• Students will be charged a medical/dental benefit fee unless they opt out by demonstrating alternative coverage prior to the end of the first week of class.
• International students are charged three times the tuition fee of their particular program and the same (other) fees as domestic students.
• Costs for supplies may vary considerably depending on what students already have or where they purchased their supplies; cost provided is on the moderately high end.
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Contact Us

Program Office:
• 403.394.7338
Office of the Chair:
• 403.382.6924
Office of the Dean:
• 403.317.3597

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