Personal Trainer Program

Personal Trainer/Nutrition Certificate Program  (September or February)

The next registration will be on January 11, 2021

Yorkdale’s Personal Trainer Program enables students to gain the knowledge and skills necessary for a career in the growing fitness and health field. Yorkdale’s Personal Trainer program meets industry standards and prepares students to become fitness professionals in established fitness facilities and/or to become self employed. All classes are taught by highly qualified teachers and fitness professionals in a new state of the art fitness facility

In this 18 week intensive program students can:

  • Earn a Personal Trainer Certificate
  • Earn a Nutrition Certificate
  • Earn 6 Credits towards the OSSD
  • Gain real world work experience through a co-operative education placement in a fitness facility
  • Earn Canadian and Ontario recognized industry certificates

 Yorkdale’s Personal Trainer/ Nutrition Certificate Program has two components:

Part 1: In-school (9 weeks)

  • Monday- Friday, 8:25am-3:15pm

Part 2: In -school and Cooperative Education Placement (9 weeks)

  • Monday— Friday 8:25am-3:15pm



QUAD 1 / 3                                                            QUAD 2 / 4

Healthy Active Living (PAF4O),                    Recreation and Healthy Active Living Leadership (PLF4M)

Intro to Kinesiology (PSK4U)                        Nutrition HFA4U    (If you take both of theses classes you will get a Nutrition Certificate)

 Entrepreneurial Studies (BDV4C)             Cooperative Education Placement (4 Hours /day)

Included: CPR/First Aid, Whimis, Step 4 Worker Health and Safety,

Vulnerable Sector Police Search, Sport Program Design, Food Handling

Approximate Costs associated with this tuition free program:

CPR/First Aid $115.00

Police Check $20.00 (Toronto Residents)

Food Handling  $75.00


September, February

Classes: (there are no classes in July and August)

  • September—January
  • February—June

To register you must:

  • Be 21 years of age or older
  • 18-20 with an OSSD
  • Have an English 11C (60% or higher)  or achieve a eligible grade in the Yorkdale English assessment test
  • Be in good physical condition
  • Pass an interview with a Yorkdale staff member


Successful applicants must be able to show proof of the following:

(not required until after accepted into the program)

  • Clear Vulnerable Sector Police Search


OSAP is not Available.

Financial assistance may be available through OW, WSIB, ODSP, Employment Ontario, Toronto Employment and Social Services