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 will provide you with a compact but comprehensive overview of fitness theory, resistance training and so much more!

This program is offered in partnership with the Manitoba Fitness Council. The MFC Fitness Leader Program, with Specialty in Individual Fitness, recognizes your qualifications to work effectively in an individual setting, within your scope of practice, in the province of Manitoba.

Career opportunities may include working within community organizations leading fitness programs, employment in gym or fitness centers, or starting your own fitness business in the community.

Becoming a fitness leader requires you take at least two courses. Every course has a written exam following the course and every certification requires a practical assessment as well in order to complete the certification.




  • Grade 10 or equivalent.

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. 

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

Careers & Connections


Career potential in the fitness industry. Career opportunities may include: working within community organizations leading fitness programs,

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


Partnership with the Manitoba Fitness Council

Contact: 204.235.1245 or email info@manitobafitnesscouncil.ca


Assiniboine has a number of agreements with other colleges, universities and professional organizations, making it possible to apply credit taken at Assiniboine to programs at other institutions. For up-to-date information on agreements, visit Assiniboine’s Articulation Agreements page.

Courses & Costs

Individual Fitness Leader
13 CEUs

Course Name

Course Number



Required or Optional



Fitness Theory





Jan 18, 2019


Resistance Training





Feb 8, 2019 


Individual Fitness Leader





Feb 22, 2019



Students must write an exam through Manitoba Fitness Council at the end of Fitness Theory and Resistance Training courses. There is a fee for these exams payable to Manitoba Fitness Council. A practical evaluation through the Manitoba Fitness Council will be done at the end of the Individual Fitness Leader course. For more information on the exams please call the Manitoba Fitness Council at 204.235.1245 or email info@manitobafitnesscouncil.ca.

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