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Sports Institute

In light of the recent COVID-19 pandemic, Douglas College in support of the Public Health Officer’s social distancing directive, and in recognition of students’ planning needs, has made the decision to move ALL classes/programs online until further notice.

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 now ONLINE!  

A NEW Fitness Theory Module starting 

JULY 9th, 2020


For the ONLINE Fitness Theory Module Schedule and more information on HOW TO REGISTER for the Personal Trainer Program please CLICK HERE!

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

If your career goal is becoming 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 $1,495 program cost includes all taxes, textbooks, 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.

Fitness Theory Online classes (ONLY) through Canadian Fitness Education Services Ltd (CFES) is available if you live outside Metro Vancouver, have a busy schedule or are unable to attend the in-class schedule of the Personal Training Program, so you can start your BCRPA Certification as a fitness instructor without setting foot on campus.

For more information on the A to Z: Become a Personal Trainer program, please email, or contact Alba Fiorito, Program Assistant at 604-527-5492.