Sports Institute

Douglas College Sports Institute has some exciting news and a great opportunity for all future fitness leaders Interested in becoming a personal trainer without further delay.

The A to Z Personal Trainer Program is BACK to in-person instruction

  • A new Fitness Theory Module is starting in March 2, 2023!
  • For the IN-PERSON Fitness Theory Module Schedule and more information on how to register for the Personal Trainer Program please follow the link below.

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Douglas College Sports Institute, your one-stop shop for BCRPA Fitness Certification!

If your career goal is to become a certified personal trainer, the Douglas College Sports Institute is the largest provider of British Columbia Recreation and Parks Association (BCRPA) courses and workshops. Register today for the A to Z: Become a Personal Trainer program.  Our outstanding instructors are at the top of their respective fields (many holding PhDs), including personal training, weight training, group fitness, fitness theory and more.

Courses start every two months and the $1,575  program cost includes all taxes, textbook, Personal Trainer exam, and evaluation fees and is fully tax-deductible. 

Please Note

The program fees do not include the BCRPA Fitness Theory Exam, First Aid & CPR certification and Fitness Registration with the BCRPA which are required by all students to move forward into the Weight Training Module. Students are required to purchase and register for these items accordingly.

Pilates Certification Module

The Douglas College Sports Institute is extremely excited to be hosting the following BCPRA Pilates Certification Module starting on January 14th, 2023 in person at the Douglas College New Westminster campus for $795.00. Register before December 20th for the Early Bird Rate and save $50!

Learn to teach beginner to intermediate Pilates exercises on the mat. Adhering to the classical approach of breath, core and flow, we will explore the exercises as they were documented in Return to Life Through Contrology by Joseph PilatesThis course includes lesson planning for group classes, as well as one-on-one program designs for Personal Trainers who want to teach proper Pilates techniques. Fitness leaders will learn current adaptions and modifications for various class levels, abilities and training settings. To see the In-Person BCRPA Pilates Certification Module Brochure, please visit the BCRPA Renewal Courses Page for full schedule and registration form.

More Information

For more information on the A to Z: Become a Personal Trainer program, please email Alba Fiorito, Program Coordinator.

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