PFT on Tsuut'ina

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Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma on the Tsuut'ina Nation

Mount Royal University is pleased to offer the Personal Fitness Trainer diploma program on the Tsuut'ina Nation. All coursework will take place in the new state-of-the-art Seven Chiefs Sportsplex & Chief Jim Starlight Centre.

This is a full-time, two-year program that combines theoretical courses with valuable practicum experiences. Students will study current health and wellness issues in the Indigenous population, with an emphasis on chronic illnesses such as diabetes and heart disease. Practical and experiential learning opportunities will help students serve the needs of the members of their community. You will train to the highest national standard and be eligible for the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer certification upon completion of the program.

Program Overview:

  • earn a university diploma
  • enjoy small classes, expert instructors and a dedicated program team
  • connect with employers, industry experts and the community through practicum experiences and networking events
  • access amenities at Mount Royal, such as student housing, career services, student learning services, the Riddell Library and Learning Centre and more
  • participate in the Mount Royal University convocation ceremony


Admission Requirements

Personal Fitness Trainer diploma applicants are not required to meet the General Admission Requirements for Mount Royal University programs. There are no required courses for admission to this program.


Applying to the Program

To apply to the Personal Fitness Trainer diploma on the Tsuut'ina Nation, please contact to receive an application form. Please note that applications for this cohort cannot be submitted through the online Alberta Post-secondary Application System (Apply Alberta).



Official Transcripts from all high school and post-secondary institution(s) you have attended are required. Final/official transcripts are transcripts which are sent directly to Mount Royal University from the issuing institution.

All transcripts become the property of Mount Royal University and will not be returned nor photocopied for the student.


Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees are due according to the Academic Schedule. See Payment Options.

For a course-by-course tuition breakdown, see the Personal Fitness Trainer Fee Schedule.


Course Schedule and Information

Students are required to complete all 22 courses to receive their Personal Fitness Trainer diploma. The custom course schedule for this cohort will be shared with prospective students and applicants. Please contact for more information.

Students admitted to the diploma will participate in a full-day orientation event to celebrate the commencement of the program.

For more information on the courses, including course descriptions, see the Academic Calendar or Interactive Course Search.

Contact us

For more information about this program:
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6