Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Continuing Studies: Personal Health

Basic Tips for Healthy Foot Care

Designed ​for Home Support Workers and/or Residential Care Attendants responsible for basic foot care in facility and community settings, but open to everyone who wants to learn about taking care of their feet, this eight-hour course will introduce students to the following: cutting nails-how to and how not to, lotions, fungal infections, signs and symptoms of cern, when to refer to a specialist, foot massage, and includes a practical component.

Contact Continuing Studies at 250-392-8010 or email to have your name placed on a distribution list for upcoming information.​​

Health & Fitness Injury Awareness

Looking to gain a better understanding of injury awareness and injury prevention?  Whether you lead an active lifestyle, are a team coach, physical education teacher, fitness trainer or a volunteer overseeing physical activity – we all need to be aware of how injuries can happen and do our best to prevent them.  This workshop will offer individuals a better understanding of stretching, bones, growth plates, injury prevention and how to move forward with an existing injury. 

Fee: $135

Oct 4 – 13, 2016
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 – 9 pm


Personal Health Leadership Studies

Are you interested in a career in health and fitness? Thompson Rivers University Williams Lake is teaming up with Canadian Fitness Education Services (CFES) to bring quality interdisplinary courses to our community. Programming is focused on quality while ensuring student success and employability. Each course consists of theory as well as an application or practical component in the following areas:

  • Fitness Theory
  • Group Fitness
  • Weight Training
  • Personal Training

National Recognitions: As well as providing national certification CFES is an IDEA Fitness Connect Certification Verification Partner. CFES resources are also recognized by a variety of specialized fitness leadership agencies, including: the Canadian Aquatics Leaders Alliance (CALA); the Canadian Personal Trainers Network (CPTN), Canfitpro (GFI + PT = PT/FIS equivalency) and National Fitness Leadership Alliance (NFLA), which includes the BCRPA Fitness Branch; Alberta Fitness Leadership Certification Association; Saskatchewan Parks and Recreation Association Fitness Division; Manitoba Fitness Council; Ontario Fitness Council; Fitness New Brunswick; Island Fitness Council and the Nova Scotia Fitness Association.  CFES resources are also recognized by the BC Ministry of Education.

It Starts Here – Fitness Theory

This 33-hour course offers the basic knowledge to success and safety.  Included components are human anatomy, physiology, and the skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems.  Explore movement analysis, basic nutrition and active living concepts.  Gain the foundation for a career as a fitness professional or to take your personal fitness goals to the next level.

Students must accomplish 80% on all six open book exam sections.

Weight Training

 Apply your fitness theory and deepen your knowledge of anatomy, movement mechanics and Exercise physiology.  This 42-hour course offers an expanded understanding of kinesiology into movement mechanics as well as program planning and design.  Adapt correct and safe exercise techniques while understanding various exercise programs for individuals with varied needs and goals.  Put theory into practice with scheduled gym and equipment real-time.

Students must accomplish 80% on both proctored closed-book weight training instructor national certification exam and skills assessment.

Personal Trainer

Become a professional personal trainer with the knowledge to work one-on-one with clients in gyms, homes, outdoors and in pools.  This 63-hour thoroughly cover applied kinesiology, biomechanics, advanced weight training techniques, health screening, fitness assessment, advanced program design, nutrition, business administration, marketing, legal liability and professional ethics.  Opportunity to put theory into practice by applying the theory of personal training to real-life scenarios.

Students must accomplish 80% on both proctored closed-book personal trainer national certification exam and skills assessment.

Group Fitness

Many individuals in personal health leadership roles today are choosing to add Group Fitness to their resume list of designations.  This 42-hour course offers the understanding of how to organize a group fitness class, develop a lesson plan, use music and choreography, cueing, adapting safe and effective exercise practices.  This course is all about practice, come prepared to move and have fun!

Students must accomplish 80% on both proctored closed-book group fitness instructor national certification exam and skills assessment.