Provide motivation and education to an individual by administering a safe program of basic exercise in order to promote physical activity.

If you are interested in teaching fitness courses, then this program is designed for you. Learn how to teach and lead in the fitness industry, and benefit from learning techniques to improve the fitness of your family and yourself. This three-course certificate provides you with a compact but comprehensive overview of fitness theory, resistance training and so much more!




  • Grade 10 or equivalent.

If you don’t meet these admission requirements please visit our adult learning page for more information on assessment of special circumstances.

English is the language of instruction at Assiniboine. All applicants educated outside of Canada or in a country not on the test exempt list are expected to meet the English language proficiency requirement. See assiniboine.net/elp for more information. 

Careers & Connections


  • working within community organizations leading fitness programs;
  • employment in gym or fitness centres;
  • or starting your own fitness business in the community.


This program is offered in partnership with the Manitoba Fitness Council.



Courses & Costs

To receive an Individual Fitness Leader document of achievement, students must successfully complete 60 academic hours.

Tuition, fees and Student Association fees total approximately $1,230. These estimated costs do not include the written exam, charged and preformed by the Manitoba Fitness Council.

Course Title

Course Number


Fitness Theory*
Resistance Training*
Individual Fitness Leader**

Continuing Studies courses are offered on various dates and during varying time slots. To see upcoming courses, please visit our Continuing Studies’ course catalogue. You must search by the course title, not by program name (e.g. Fitness Theory, not Individual Fitness Leader).

If you cannot find the course you are interested in, please contact Continuing Studies at Assiniboine directly at continuingstudies@assiniboine.net or 204.725.8725.

*Requires an exam to be written through Manitoba Fitness Council. 

**Requires a practical evaluation through the Manitoba Fitness Council.

For more information on the exams/practical evaluation, please contact the Manitoba Fitness Council at 204.235.1245 or email info@manitobafitnesscouncil.ca.

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