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 May 4, 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.

More information

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

Email Alba