Fitness Leadership Diploma Program FAQ

Frequently asked questions regarding our Fitness Leadership Diploma Program

How much does the Fitness Leadership Diploma program cost?

The cost of the tuition for the program is $5,835.00 for domestic students.

What is covered in the cost?

The cost covers the tuition which includes instructional time (340 hours). Fees include registration/application fee, textbooks & manuals, heart rate monitor, gym fee, 2 T-shirts, and ACE exam fees.

Is there financial aid?

Government funding is available to qualified students. Please see our Admissions page for more information or refer to Student Aid BC.

What is ACE?

ACE (American Council on Exercise) is the leading health and fitness organization recognized worldwide. As an ACE-certified personal trainer, you are also accredited by the NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies), the gold standard in the assessment of professional competencies.

How long is the Fitness Leadership Diploma program?

The program is 17 weeks in length, with 340 hours of instruction in total.

What are the requirements to get into the Fitness Leadership Diploma program?

Please see our Admissions page for more info.

How does Orca’s Fitness Leadership Diploma program compare to other educational options?

  • Our program was developed by highly qualified professionals in the fitness industry and is regularly updated to current ACE standards
  • We work in close association with our sister school Elevated Learning Academy (leader in personal training and nutrition courses in the province of Alberta) as well as with Orca’s president Frank Mashevich, who is the founder and previous owner of Hilltop Academy
  • Our program exceeds ACE and BCRPA minimum requirements by providing students with 3 to 5 times the amount of classroom and practical hours
  • Orca has been offering premiere education for over 32 years

Learn more about our curriculum on our Fitness Leadership Curriculum page.

What types of individuals take part in the Fitness Leadership Diploma program?

Our program is open to all individuals who meet the admission requirements and have an interest in fitness and health!

Will Orca assist me with finding a job?

The program curriculum includes business fundamentals which include writing resumes, preparing for interviews, and designing your own fitness program. Further, Orca provides job placement assistance after completion of the program.

Find out more about job opportunities for graduates on our Job Opportunities page.


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