School of Sport and Recreation

Strength and Sport Conditioning - Fast Track

1 year Ontario College Diploma

There is an increasing need for certified professionals in strength and sport conditioning.


This specialized program, designed for individuals who have an interest in sports and fitness, 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, nutrition, and sport-specific science, along with practical advanced training in weightlifting, agility, plyometrics, balance, 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
  • Anatomy
  • Leadership and program planning
  • Sports and special events
  • Administration of recreation and leisure services

Graduate of at least a two-year postsecondary program

If English is not your first language you must either provide proof of English competency or take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing System (IELTS). You must have a minimum overall band score of 5.5 on IELTS, or a minimum TOEFL score of 550 (paper based) or 213 (computer scored) or 80 IBT (internet based) to be admitted to a postsecondary program at the college. SPP in India requires a minimum of IELTS 6.0

Academic Upgrading

Commerce Court Campus

Intake: September Start
Semester 1 - Fall
REC 105 Inclusive Leadership and Program Planning
REC 108 Introduction to Recreation/Leisure Services
REC 113 Foundations of Strength and Sport Conditioning
REC 114 General Exercise Protocol
REC 214 Administration of Recreation and Leisure Services
REC 235 Science of Sport Conditioning
Semester 2 - Winter
REC 112 Anatomy
REC 119 Resistance Training for Athletes
REC 128 Sports and Special Events
REC 130 Legislation and Risk Management
REC 230 Financial Management
REC 231 Agility, Plyometric and Speed Training
REC 254 Practicum - Strength and Sport Conditioning (100 hrs)

2018-2019 1 year Ontario College Diploma

College Drive Campus – Domestic
Year Tuition Ancillary Fees Material Fee Trip Fee Total
1 $3022.5 $1154 - - $4176.5

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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Pathway to Canadore College Programs

  • Environmental Management – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation and Leisure Services – 1 year to complete
  • Recreation Therapy – 1 year to complete
  • Strength and Sport Conditioning – 1 year to complete

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Ontario?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution in Canada?

Looking to continue your studies with another post-secondary institution Internationally?

Please contact the Pathways Officer if you have additional questions regarding the credit transfer process:

Micheline Demers – Pathways Officer
705.474.7600 ext 5139