A to Z Become a Personal Trainer

The A to Z: How to Become A Personal Trainer Program is now ONLINE!

All program/module schedules will be scheduled module by module and finalized as we move forward to allow enough time for students to complete certain BCRPA to be eligible to move forward.  Students are still required to complete certain requirements to be eligible to move forward with their Personal Trainer Program.

    MARCH 2021 INTAKE: REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!!

    There are 3 Modules to the program:

    1. Fitness Theory
    2. Weight Training
    3. Personal Training

    All 3 modules are required to be certified as a Personal Trainer with the BCRPA (BC Recreation and Parks Association).

    THE ONLINE FITNESS THEORY MODULE:

    • Start Date: Tuesday, March 4th, 2021
    • End Date: Thursday, April 1st, 2021
    • View the FULL Online Fitness Theory Schedule with dates/times and registration form - CLICK HERE!
      • Students must be available to attend all dates in the schedule

    For more information please email the Sports Institute Office via email: sportsinstitute@douglascollege.ca 

    Module Costs

    The cost of the Online Fitness Theory Module is $565 (subject to change) and it includes:

    • Fitness Course
    • Textbook *One textbook for the WHOLE course
    • Online Classes through Blackboard with a live instructor
    • Online Course materials
    • Online Fitness Theory Review Class with a live instructor (April 1, 2021)

    FULL ONLINE Fitness Theory Schedule - MARCH 2021 INTAKE - CLICK HERE!!

    Registrants will be guided through the required items below but must complete on their own (NOT included in program fees):

    • BCRPA Online Fitness Theory Exam ($110 + taxes payable directly to the BCRPA) – 60 multiple choose exam that students are required to get 80% or better to pass.  Students who wish to be BCRPA Fitness Leader must complete and pass the BCRPA Online Fitness Theory Exam (80%+) separately on their own to receive credit with the BCRPA  - students are responsible for payment for exam & any exam rewrites.  All payments are to be made directly to BCRPA
    • First Aid/CPR certification required by all BCRPA Fitness Leaders -students are responsible for scheduling their own First Aid/CPR Courses
    • 1 year Fitness Student Registration with the BCRPA - $99  (cannot be purchased until the first 2 items on this list are completed) -students are responsible for registering and purchasing from BCRPA after completing the above items

       *All above items must be completed after the Fitness Theory Module by the student to be eligible to move forward into the Weight Training Module of the Personal Trainer Program.*

    **All 3 modules are required to be certified as a Personal Trainer with the BCRPA (BC Recreation and Parks Association)**

    *All Program/Modules fees are subject to change 

    To Register and Make a Payment, the following options are available

    1) By Phone: 604-527-5472 (view office hours)

    2) By Email:

    • Complete Registration form attached and submit it to CEREG@douglascollege.ca via EMAIL.  Students must register for ALL CRNs listed on the Registration FormPlease read instructions on Registration form
       
    • Once your COMPLETED Registration form is submitted to CEREG@douglascollege.ca via email, one of our Registration Officers will reply to your email in a timely manner and provide further instructions on payment options.  Please Note: Due to the number of email registrations being processed, there may be a delay in receiving an email from a Registration Officer.

    3) Once Registration is complete an email with instructions will be sent to you on how to make your payment.  Please follow the instructions in that email to make your payment for the Fitness Theory Module = $565(subject to change)Please Note: Students are required to make their payment within 24hrs to complete their registration once receiving their instructions email from one of our Registration Officers.

    **Student will ONLY receive a payment confirmation email receipt once payment is received. Registration is NOT complete until payment is received by Douglas College. 

    FULL ONLINE Fitness Theory Schedule - MARCH 2021 INTAKE - CLICK HERE!

    FULL PROGRAM INFORMATION

    • FULL PROGRAM COST $1,575*(subject to change)*Please Note: Due to COVID- 19 ALL Personal Trainer Programs are now being offered ONLINE - For more information on ONLINE course schedules Please email sportsinstitute@douglascollege.ca Program schedules are subject to change - ONLY Registered Students will be informed by email of any schedule changes.
    • Currently payments are being made in 3 installments (subject to change) and are as follows:
    1. At time of registration for the Fitness Theory Module: $565
    2. Prior to starting the Weight Training Module: $475
    3. Prior to starting the Personal Training Module: $535
    • Student loans are unfortunately not available for this program as it is not University Transferable.
    • Full refund less a $15 processing fee per module is available within 72 hours (3 business days) of the program start date. All other refunds are issued in Cheque form and will be handled on a pro-rated individual basis after the start date. Textbooks already received are not refundable.
    •  Students (Fitness Leaders) must be 18+ years old to write the BCRPA Fitness Theory Exam
    • And best of all, you will get a tax deductible educational refund for the cost of the course, as part of tuition through the Douglas College Sports Institute

    *All Program/Modules fees are subject to change 

    Current Intakes: ONLINE COURSES ONLY

    • MARCH 2021 Intake: Fitness Theory Module starting on March 4th, 2021 – ONLINE THROUGH BLACKBOARD - REGISTRATION OPEN UNTIL MARCH 1st, 2021.
    • JANUARY 2021 Intake: Fitness Theory Module starting on January 14th, 2021 – ONLINE THROUGH BLACKBOARD - REGISTRATION CLOSED.
    • November 2020 Intake: Weight Training Module starting January 13th, 2021 -  ONLINE THROUGH BLACKBOARD - REGISTRATION CLOSED
    • July/September 2020 Intake: Personal Training Module starting starting January 14th, 2021 -  ONLINE THROUGH BLACKBOARD - REGISTRATION CLOSED.
    • ONLINE Personal Trainer Exam Schedule: ONLINE THROUGH BLACKBOARD, Please contact the sportsinstitute@douglascollege.ca for registration. 

    Please email sportsinstitute@douglascollege.ca  for more information.

    Upcoming Intakes: ONLINE COURSES ONLY

    ALL Program/Module schedules will be scheduled module by module and finalized as we move forward to allow enough time for students to complete certain BCRPA to be eligible to move forward.

    Students will are still required to complete certain requirements to be eligible to move forward with their Person Trainer Program.

    All 3 modules are required to be certified as a Personal Trainer with the BCRPA (BC Recreation and Parks Association).

    More Information

    Registration Office: CEREG@douglascollege.ca

    Alba Fiorito, Program Assistant: sportsinstitute@douglascollege.ca

    David Munro, Program Manager: munrod@douglascollege.ca