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Exercise & Wellness

Your Place in the World

Build a fulfilling career promoting healthy lifestyle changes across diverse age, gender and ability populations. Create change in your community, and get active for life!

As a Student

Activity Courses

Exercise & Wellness is all about being active and learning about how to stay active. Through our applied activity courses, you gain hands on knowledge about different activities like the following:

  • Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Cycling
  • Backpacking/hiking
  • Resistance training
  • Yoga

Certifications

During your first term of the diploma or degree, you will have the opportunity to gain your CPR (Health Care Provider) and Standard First Aid certificates in EXW 120. These certifications will allow to participate in the rest of your activity courses during the program.

Join the Club!

Started by 4th year CSEE students and partnered with the AET Clinic, the Exercise is Medicine Club helps spread the word through events, workshops and community outreach that physical activity is an integral part of chronic disease prevention and treatment to improve the health of Canadians.

Club Name
Exercise is Medicine
Who can join?
Any Camosun College Student
Contact
exercise.is.medicine.camosun@gmail.com
Official Web site
http://www.exerciseismedicine.ca/

Exercise is Medicine® is a global initiative! Launched by the American College of Sports Medicine in 2007, EIM now has a presence in several countries around the globe.

After Graduation

Certifications

As a graduate of the Diploma program in Exercise & Wellness, you'll be eligible to write the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Personal Trainer® (CSEP-CPT) exam.

As a graduate of the Bachelor of Sport and Fitness Leadership, you will also meet the requirements to write the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology Certified Exercise Physiologist® (CSEP-CEP).

In addition, you can write the American College of Sports Medicine Physical Activity in Public Health Specialist (PAPHS) exam valid in the United States.

Further study

Diploma graduates have the knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to pursue studies in the areas of sport and fitness leadership, health promotion, exercise physiology and kinesiology.

Degree graduates have the knowledge to pursue graduate studies in health promotion, rehabilitation medicine (OT, PT, M.Sc.), exercise physiology and kinesiology.

Employment opportunities

There are many varies employment opportunities for graduates

Diploma

  • Fitness instructor
  • Personal trainer
  • Wellness and health promotion specialist

Degree

  • Municipal recreation
  • Corporate wellness programs
  • Private fitness facilities
  • Local multi-disciplinary clinics
  • Provincial health institutions
  • High performance sport

ExWell students kayaking
ExWell students kayaking the inner harbour

Exercise Therapy hands on experience Hands-on experience may include opportunities in our AET Clinic

Hilary Graham B-EXW graduate
BSFL-EXW grad Hilary Graham, Camosun Chargers

CSEPCanadian Society for Exercise Physiology

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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