Strength and Sport Conditioning

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Complete 350 hours of applied work experience!


Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2023: Commerce Court – North Bay

Winter 2024: Commerce Court – North Bay

This specialized program will teach you the skills and techniques needed to help athletes or sports teams reach their maximum physical potential. Strength and sport conditioning is athletic training aimed at greater strength, power, speed, agility, coordination and balance. You will learn general exercise principles, speed development, and sport-specific science, along with practical  training in weightlifting, agility, plyometrics, and sprint training for athletes.

Your Future Career

  • Personal trainer
  • Sports team consultant
  • Fitness facility manager
  • Olympic-style weightlifting coach

What You Learn

  • Agility, plyometric and speed training
  • Science of sport conditioning
  • Resistance training for athletes
  • Powerlifting and weightlifting
  • Functional anatomy

Dual Diploma Option! Canadore graduates of this program are eligible to complete the Recreation and Leisure Services or Recreation Therapy program in one year. 

Study Abroad: Study in Ireland at the Technological University of the Shannon, Midlands and Midwest as part of an exchange or graduate pathway

OSSD or equivalent, ENG4C or ENG4U

If English is not your first language you must provide proof of English competency.

View current English Language Proficiency Requirements.

Academic Upgrading

Semester 1

REC105 Leadership 
REC111 Health Promotion
REC113 Foundations of Strengh and Sport Conditioning
REC114 General Exercise Protocol
REC132 Recreation Essentials
CMM125 College Communication I
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSC Sem1)

Semester 2

REC112 Functional Anatomy
REC128 Special Event Planning
REC130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC144 Coaching
REC165 Training for Iron Sports
CLT100 First Peoples of Canada

Semester 3

REC135 Sport Nutrition
REC214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC235 Science of Sport Conditioning
REC266 Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning
REC254 Practicum - Strength and Sport Conditioning (100 hrs)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSC Sem 2)

Semester 4

REC217 Marketing for Recreation - 7 wks
REC231 Agility, Plyometric and Speed Training - 7 wks
REC232 Volunteer Management - 7 wks
REC279 Behaviour Modification - 7 wks
REC255 Placement -Strength and Sport Conditioning (245 hrs)

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $1290.98 - - $4011.22
2 $2720.24 $1140.98 - - $3861.22

2022-23 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $14102.08 $1870.98 - - $15973.06
2 $14102.08 $1720.98 - - $15823.06

Check out the Campus Bookstore to not only purchase your textbooks but also view your book list before the semester starts. 

Canadore College will implement Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) in Fall 2020 to enhance students’ learning experience in and out of the classroom and to ensure student flexibility in learning. To learn more about BYOD and to find out what is required for your program, please visit

Ontario College Diploma

This program prepares students for many field-specific certifications. Our courses provide important foundational knowledge necessary for personal training certifications with the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), Canadian Fitness Professionals (canfitpro), International Sport Sciences Association, National Council on Strength and Fitness, American Council of Exercise (ACE), and American College of Sports Medicine. Additionally, National Coaching Certification Program (NCCP) Weightlifting Competition Introduction Coach Certification, NCCP Special Olympics Coach Certification, High Five, and Inclusive Sport certifications have typically been offered to interested students.

Learning outcomes represent culminating demonstrations of learning and achievement. In addition, learning outcomes are interrelated and cannot be viewed in isolation of one another. As such, they should be viewed as a comprehensive whole. They describe performances that demonstrate that significant integrated learning by graduates of the program has been achieved.

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