Programs & Services: Certification Courses

Fitness Instructor Specialist (CanFitPro)

Registration only through CanFitPro,   This certification is required in order to teach Group Fitness Classes at the Pulse.

This is a comprehensive 25-hour course that will increase you knowledge and confidence level to lead a group fitness class to music. Topics include: aspects of fitness, wellness and basic training principles, fitness theory: skeletal, muscular, neurological, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, Kinesiology/anatomy in action and bioenergetics, components of a fitness class from the warm-up to the cool-down,  musicality: phrasing, cueing and appropriate music selection, leadership and motivation skills, special populations and injuries. Participants are asked to come dressed for physical activity.

Key Information:

FIS Course Code: 125357

Corresponding FIS Theory Exam Code: 125358

Location: WB 111/112 in the David Braley Athletic Centre, McMaster University Main Campus

Course Dates and Times:

( 9 to 6pm on each day, some flexibility in end time will occur but no later than 6pm ) 

 Sat. Oct 26

Sun. Oct 27

Sat. Nov 2

Theory Exam Time:   

Sat. November 23, 2024

1:30 to 4pm

Registration details at


Register Online (via CanFitPro Website)

Fitness Instructor Specialist (CanFitPro)

Activities include: Fitness Leadership