Diploma in Health, Wellness and Fitness


Mohawk College

Ontario, Canada

About Course

Key information
: 2 Year
Study Type
: Full Time
Tuition fees
: 16.00 CAD / Per Year
Exam Accepted
: IELTS 6.0/9 | TOEFL 80/120
Exam Intake
: Sep | Jan
Conditional Scholarship
: NA
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  • Diploma in Health, Wellness and Fitness

  • Implement exercise programs, nutritional plans and wellness strategies for clients of varying fitness levels
  • Field placements in a variety of settings such as recreational therapy centres, varsity teams, physiotherapy clinics, school boards, retirement residences, large corporate gyms, small private businesses and more.
  • Experiential learning and events in collaboration with industry partners including Fit to Pitch and Wellness Expo.
  • Experience a cadaver lab tour at McMaster University
  • Students may challenge fitness certifications
  • Many pathways to further education
  • Get involved in special events and volunteer opportunities.
  • What you'll learn

  • Strategies to improve quality of life for people of various ages and abilities.
  • Work with specialists of specific populations such as emergency service personnel, children, older adults, pregnant women or those with increased medical risk factors such as diabetes and high blood pressure.
  • Study topics such as athletic injury management, sport psychology and exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, wellness management strategies and many more.
  • Program Length

    2 academic years (periods of 8 months)

    Fast Track - allows students to complete a two-year Diploma program in 16 months. Students will start in January and be in school for four continuous semesters: Winter, Spring/Summer, Fall and Winter. Students will not be off during the summer.

  • Opportunities

  • Mohawk offers a diverse range of programs to further your studies**: Students that graduate from any of the following Ontario College Certificates and Ontario College Diploma programs are eligible to enroll into the Health, Wellness and Fitness program:

  • Career Pathways 
  • General Arts and Science Certificate (College Transfer)
  • General Arts and Science - English for Academic Purposes 
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Advanced Diplomas and Degrees 
  • Pre-Health Sciences Pathway to Certificates and Diplomas
  • General Arts and Science Diploma (University Transfer)
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant 
  • Police Foundations
  • Graduates from the Health, Wellness and Fitness program are eligible to enroll into the following Ontario College Advanced Diploma and Ontario College Diploma programs:

  • Massage Therapy 
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant and Physiotherapist Assistant 

  • Earn a degree:

  • Visit Pathways and Credit Transfer for degree completion opportunities outside of Ontario.
  • See for additional opportunities at other colleges or universities in Ontario.
  • View our internal pathways map PDF. This Pathways map shows how the identified program can lead to future program choices within Mohawk.

  • Your future career options

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Fitness Trainer
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • Fitness Facility Manager/Owner
  • Where you could work includes:

  • Professional Health and Wellness Centres 
  • Opportunities for grads

  • Students will have the opportunity to challenge for the following certifications:
    • canfitpro – Personal Training Specialist*

    • CPTN – Certified Personal Trainers Network*

    • CSEP -  Certified Personal Trainer

    • NSCA – Certified Personal Trainer*

    • ACE – Personal Trainer Certification

  • *Complete this at a reduced cost

  • Large Corporations – Health and Wellness Centres
  • Private Health Clubs
  • Small Business Ownership
  • Municipal Recreation Centres
  • Amateur and Professional Sports Teams - Health and Wellness
  • Emergency Services
  • Fitness Training

Entry Requirement

  • Applicant must be high school passed.

Application Process

  • OSSD or equivalent (Mohawk Academic Upgrading, GED) including:
    • Grade 12 English, C or U or equivalent
    • Senior Science courses recommended  
  • Additional selection criteria may apply
  • Options are available for mature applicants.

    Language Requirements for International Students:

  • See below for accepted equivalents for Grade 12 English:
  • Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to demonstrate proficiency in English. Options are available for mature applicants

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