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HEALTH, WELLNESS AND RECREATION

PROGRAM DETAILS

TYPE:Diploma
TIME:Morning or Afternoon
DURATION:61 Weeks
FIELD PLACEMENT:Available
CAMPUSES:Specific ( INQUIRE )
NOC Code:5254
PROGRAM OUTLINEHealth Wellness and Recreation Program Outline NBHealth Wellness and Recreation Program Outline NS

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

Can you see yourself inspiring others to lead a healthy lifestyle? Studying Health, Wellness and Recreation at Eastern College will provide you with the tools needed to create and deliver programs to help clients tackle fitness and lifestyle challenges.

The opportunities for graduates are diverse, endless, and fun - you could lead aerobics classes on a cruise ship, assist in sports rehabilitation clinics, or spend one-on-one time as a personal trainer, among many other prospects.

STUDENTS RECEIVE

  • 8-week field placement (may vary by Province)
  • Preparation for the Certified Personal Trainer exam through the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  • Physical training throughout the duration of the program

INCLUDED COURSES

SELECT PROVINCE : NBNS


Advanced Exercise Techniques

This module provides an in-depth look at exercise techniques with emphasis on resistance training, core stability and balance. Issues discussed include resistance training misinformation and myths, exercise analysis, understanding the trunk and trunk exercises and upper and lower body exercises. Additional topics include exploring the controversy around resistance training, resistance training guidelines, developing a model for resistance training program design and high intensity strength training techniques.

Anatomy and Physiology for Health, Wellness and Recreation

Students will be introduced to the major aspects of the structure and function of the human body, with emphasis placed on the components that form the basis of the field of exercise physiology. Students will learn anatomical terminology and the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and nervous and digestive systems.

Introduction to Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology for Health, Wellness and Recreation

Students will obtain a basic understanding of human movement and biomechanics, including the physical laws affecting motion, human motion terminology and the human gait, issues of balance and alignment, posture and muscle imbalance, muscles and movements of the pelvis and lower extremities, upper body muscles, muscles acting at the hip and at the knee/ankle. The concepts of applied kinesiology are also discussed.

The Business of Personal Training

This module provides an overview of the business of personal training. It includes scope of practice issues, legalities and liabilities along with strategies for sizing up the competition, marketing, pricing and selling. This module also includes Standard First Aid, CPR Certification and training in Occupational Health and Safety.

Community & Civic Life

Students will study the major issues related to communities and their involvement in recreation and leisure programs. The focus will be on the application of the material as it would be required by leisure service professionals in real world situations. Topics included are what is community, culture and diversity in communities, offering services to communities and a community development model.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level I

This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level II

This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.

Exercise Physiology

This module presents an exploration of physiological responses and adaptations to the demands of exercise and sport. Areas explored include muscular and neurological control of movement, neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training, metabolism and basic energy systems, hormonal regulation of exercise, metabolic adaptations to exercise, cardiovascular control during exercise, respiratory regulation during exercise, cardiorespiratory adaptations to exercise, environmental influences, and age and sex considerations in exercise.

Fitness Assessment and Program Design

Identification, familiarization and planning of fitness testing procedures and protocols, including program design for clients with a variety of goals and abilities: preliminary health screening and risk classification, principles of assessment, prescription, and exercise program adherence, assessing cardiorespiratory fitness, designing cardiorespiratory exercise programs, assessing strength and muscular endurance, designing resistance training programs, assessing body composition, designing weight management and body composition programs, assessing flexibility, designing stretching programs, as well as assessing and managing stress.

Field Placement - Health, Wellness and Recreation

On successful completion of the classroom hours of this program, students will be placed on field placement at an outside organization. Students will have the opportunity to apply their newly developed knowledge and skills in a real-world environment.

Group Exercise

Students will learn all aspects of delivering group exercise set to music, from designing a class to motivating participants. Students will also learn how to design and facilitate effective group exercise programs, both on land and in an aquatic environment. Key concepts include the components of a fitness class, the components and use of music, tools that motivate, educate, and communicate, communications skills, group exercise classes for a variety of environments, the role of group exercise instructor, as well as specific group-orientated moves and movement patterns.

Leisure Program Design & Management

Students will learn the major issues related to designing and managing recreation and leisure programs. The focus will be on topics that will directly help leisure service professionals, including leisure in today’s society, programming concepts and development, identifying and assessing program needs, program evaluation and quality assurance, leadership and the proper role of the service provider.

Nutrition & Wellness

Students will learn to understand and demonstrate the role of proper nutrition in attaining and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Subjects include weight management, nutrition for sport, vegetarian nutrition, counseling and behaviour modification and accessing and evaluating nutrition information and resources.

Personal Training and Programming

In this module the focus is on further developing the student’s assessment, counselling, personal training and programming skills. Subjects include leadership, the business of personal training and the five essential aspects of fitness. The module features practical application and case studies.

Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals

Through a combination of theory and hands-on-practice, this module examines the role and use of the computer in today’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on those computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will review basic computer concepts, Windows OS usage, and complete hands-on training exercises in business-standard software applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. Keyboarding skills are also honed via daily keyboarding exercises and drills

Software Lab - Word Processing

This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft Word, and builds on the skills introduced in Computer Fundamentals. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills, with coverage including formatting text for layout and appearance, formatting document sections, using styles, working with header/footer content, inserting and formatting tables, graphics and pictures, working with templates and themes, using advanced editing features, and working with mailing tools.

Software Lab - Spreadsheets

This software lab module consists of online training and assessment in Microsoft Excel. Students learn a comprehensive set of skills, with coverage including creating, formatting and printing worksheets, creating simple and advanced formulas, using mathematical, logical, statistical and financial functions, creating and modifying charts and pivot tables, and using data tools.

Student Success Strategies

In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.

Writing for Comprehension

Through lectures, textbook exercises, and classroom labs, this module teaches students the skills and knowledge necessary to apply basic business writing skills when creating various memos; routine letters; good news letters; persuasive and bad news letters; presentations; and meeting agendas.


Advanced Exercise Techniques

This module provides an in-depth look at exercise techniques with emphasis on resistance training, core stability and balance. Issues discussed include resistance training misinformation and myths, exercise analysis, understanding the trunk and trunk exercises and upper and lower body exercises. Additional topics include exploring the controversy around resistance training, resistance training guidelines, developing a model for resistance training program design and high intensity strength training techniques.

Anatomy and Physiology for Health, Wellness and Recreation

Students will be introduced to the major aspects of the structure and function of the human body, with emphasis placed on the components that form the basis of the field of exercise physiology. Students will learn anatomical terminology and the structure and function of the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, and nervous and digestive systems.

Introduction to Biomechanics and Applied Kinesiology for Health, Wellness and Recreation

Students will obtain a basic understanding of human movement and biomechanics, including the physical laws affecting motion, human motion terminology and the human gait, issues of balance and alignment, posture and muscle imbalance, muscles and movements of the pelvis and lower extremities, upper body muscles, muscles acting at the hip and at the knee/ankle. The concepts of applied kinesiology are also discussed.

The Business of Personal Training

This module provides an overview of the business of personal training. It includes scope of practice issues, legalities and liabilities along with strategies for sizing up the competition, marketing, pricing and selling. This module also includes Standard First Aid, CPR Certification and training in Occupational Health and Safety.

Community & Civic Life

Students will study the major issues related to communities and their involvement in recreation and leisure programs. The focus will be on the application of the material as it would be required by leisure service professionals in real world situations. Topics included are what is community, culture and diversity in communities, offering services to communities and a community development model.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level I

This module introduces tools for planning and preparing for a successful job search, so that students can maintain a career-focused approach throughout their education program. Students will learn about the "Hidden" Job Market and ways to access it in their upcoming job search, how to research opportunities and network for industry contacts, and use appropriate etiquette when communicating with prospective employers. Students will identify their personal skills, values and preferences for the workplace, begin preparation of a professional resume and references, and organize proof documents for their career portfolio. Class discussions on various self-management topics introduced in Student Success Strategies will round out this module, which is a pre-requisite for Career Planning and Preparation - Part II.

Career Planning & Preparation - Level II

This module continues to build on the concepts and skills introduced in Career Planning and Preparation - Part I. Students will learn how to conduct an effective job search and identify various methods of applying for work with today's technology. Students will create a personal list of "Top Employers" and target current industry opportunities, while finalizing their professional resume, portfolio and career correspondence. Students will learn to identify the different types and forms of interviews, practice responding to typical questions, and practice follow-up, evaluation and negotiation techniques they can use to ensure success. Self-management topics from Career Planning and Preparation - Part I will be reviewed, with a focus towards on-the-job success in both learner placements and post-graduate employment.

Exercise Physiology

This module presents an exploration of physiological responses and adaptations to the demands of exercise and sport. Areas explored include muscular and neurological control of movement, neuromuscular adaptations to resistance training, metabolism and basic energy systems, hormonal regulation of exercise, metabolic adaptations to exercise, cardiovascular control during exercise, respiratory regulation during exercise, cardiorespiratory adaptations to exercise, environmental influences, and age and sex considerations in exercise.

Fitness Assessment and Program Design

Identification, familiarization and planning of fitness testing procedures and protocols, including program design for clients with a variety of goals and abilities: preliminary health screening and risk classification, principles of assessment, prescription, and exercise program adherence, assessing cardiorespiratory fitness, designing cardiorespiratory exercise programs, assessing strength and muscular endurance, designing resistance training programs, assessing body composition, designing weight management and body composition programs, assessing flexibility, designing stretching programs, as well as assessing and managing stress.

Group Exercise

Students will learn all aspects of delivering group exercise set to music, from designing a class to motivating participants. Students will also learn how to design and facilitate effective group exercise programs, both on land and in an aquatic environment. Key concepts include the components of a fitness class, the components and use of music, tools that motivate, educate, and communicate, communications skills, group exercise classes for a variety of environments, the role of group exercise instructor, as well as specific group-orientated moves and movement patterns.

Leisure Program Design & Management

Students will learn the major issues related to designing and managing recreation and leisure programs. The focus will be on topics that will directly help leisure service professionals, including leisure in today’s society, programming concepts and development, identifying and assessing program needs, program evaluation and quality assurance, leadership and the proper role of the service provider.

Nutrition & Wellness

Students will learn to understand and demonstrate the role of proper nutrition in attaining and maintaining healthy lifestyles. Subjects include weight management, nutrition for sport, vegetarian nutrition, counseling and behaviour modification and accessing and evaluating nutrition information and resources.

Personal Training and Programming

In this module the focus is on further developing the student’s assessment, counselling, personal training and programming skills. Subjects include leadership, the business of personal training and the five essential aspects of fitness. The module features practical application and case studies.

Software Lab - Computer Fundamentals

Through a combination of theory and hands-on-practice, this module examines the role and use of the computer in today’s workplace. Emphasis is placed on those computers outfitted with the Microsoft Windows operating system. Students will review basic computer concepts, Windows OS usage, and complete hands-on training exercises in business-standard software applications, including Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Word. Keyboarding skills are also honed via daily keyboarding exercises and drills

Student Success Strategies

In this orientation module, emphasis is placed on thinking about achieving success from Day One. This module stresses the importance of developing non-technical skills to enhance personal, academic, and career success. This includes understanding learning styles and honing practical study skills, such as memory, reading, note-and test-taking techniques. Personal exercises will focus on teamwork, decision making and problem solving skills, setting SMART goals and maintaining a positive attitude; techniques for managing change, stress and conflict will also be explored.

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CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

The Health, Wellness and Recreation Diploma program will qualify grads to pursue positions in the retail fitness and sport fields, fitness and health clubs, wellness and recreation programs, public and private fitness programs or recreation programs.

EMPLOYERS WHO HAVE RECENTLY HIRED EASTERN GRADS

  • Moncton Chiropractic Clinic
  • Potash Corp Civic Centre
  • Sport Chek
  • 9Round
  • Royal Canadian Regiment
  • FitClub

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Grade 12 or equivalent or mature student status.  Please call the campus for more details
• An applicant may be asked to participate in physical fitness testing and/or provide a physician’s statement in order to demonstrate that the applicant is evidently capable of taking the training and performing the functions which would normally be expected of a worker in this vocational field
• Each student is required to have proper gym footwear and clothing

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