Personal trainers teach individual clients aerobic, flexibility or resistance training exercises to help them achieve their personal fitness goals. (alis) Along with other Program Leaders and Instructors in Recreation and Sport, they may be employed by community centres, sports and fitness clubs, outdoor centres, resorts, recreational facilities, health care facilities, retirement homes, correctional institutions, government departments, private businesses, tourism associations and similar establishments. (National Occupational Classification)
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There is no formal post-secondary education requirement to become a Personal Trainer in Canada. Certification for the occupation is available through national and provincial associations; please view the information below.
The University of Manitoba offers related training in Kinesiology, Athletic Therapy, Physiotherapy, Physical Education and Recreation Management.
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Date modified: February 5, 2020