Strength and Sport Conditioning

2 years Ontario College Diploma

Experience 400 hours of practical applied work experience


Upcoming Intakes:

Fall 2021: Commerce Court – North Bay

There is an increasing need for certified professionals in strength and sport conditioning. 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
  • Special event planning

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

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

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 105 Leadership 
REC 111 Health Promotion
REC 113 Foundations of Strengh and Sport Conditioning
REC 114 General Exercise Protocol
CMM 125 College Communication I - Online
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSC Sem 1)
REC 132 Recreation Essentials
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 112 Functional Anatomy
REC 128 Special Event Planning
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 144 Coaching
REC 165 Training for Iron Sports
CLT 100 Canada's First Peoples - Online
Semester 3 - Fall
REC 135 Sport Nutrition
REC 235 Science of Sport Conditioning
REC 266 Sport Specific Strength and Conditioning
REC 254 Practicum - Strength and Sport Conditioning (100 hrs)
GENED General Education Elective - Online (SSC Sem 3)
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
Semester 4 - Winter
REC 231 Agility, Plyometric and Speed Training - 7 wks
REC 232 Volunteer Management - 7 wks
REC 279 Behaviour Modification - 7 wks
REC 255 Placement -Strength and Sport Conditioning (245 hrs)
REC 218 Marketing for Recreation - 7 wks

Intake: January Start

Ancillary fees have been reviewed as a result of COVID-19 and alternative service and program delivery plans. For current ancillary fees details please see

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $2720.24 $908 - - $3628.24
2 $2720.24 $758 - - $3478.24

2021-2022 2 years Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – International
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $13179.52 $1488 - - $14667.52
2 $13179.52 $1338 - - $14517.52

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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

Students have the opportunity to obtain their NCCP Weightlifting Competition Coach Certification as well as the NCCP Special Olympics Coach Certification. In addition, students can obtain their High Five, First Aid/CPR and Inclusive Sport certifications.

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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