StrongerU Senior Fitness Student Sponsorship Program

Mount Royal University - Health and Physical Education

University of Calgary - Kinesiology, Exercise and Health Physiology

"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."

- Thomas Jefferson

StrongerU Senior Fitness is excited to invite Mount Royal University Health and Physical Education and University of Calgary - Kinesiology, Exercise and Health Physiology Students to apply for our student sponsorship program. The StrongerU Senior Fitness Student Sponsorship Program pairs students from programs such as Health and Physical Education, Kinesiology, Gerontology, Therapeutic Recreation, and more, with senior-serving organizations such as senior centres and retirement communities. Mount Royal University and the University of Calgary student have been paired with the Good Companions 50 Plus Club, whose mission is to promote heightened quality of 50 plus life through education, recreation, and wellness activities in an environment fostering fun, social interaction, and community involvement safe and accessible to all. You can learn more about the Good Companions 50 Plus Club by visiting their website at gc50plus.org

 

Two students will be selected from the applicant pool to receive free access to the StrongerU Senior Fitness Online Instructor Course ($250 value) and a one year subscription ($240 value) to the StrongerU Senior Fitness Series which provides instructors with 30 minutes of new StrongerU class content each month. In exchange, the successful applicants will volunteer their time and gain experience by teaching a weekly 30-minute class at Good Companions 50 Plus Club in Calgary (or virtually) from July to December 2021. 

The Commitment

  • Complete the online StrongerU Senior Fitness Instructor Course. Typically takes between 8-12 hours. The course is completed at your own pace, but must be completed by March 31st 2021.

  • Learn your first 30-minutes of StrongerU Senior Fitness content between April 1st and June 23rd.  

  • Team-teach weekly with the other sponsorship recipient on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m. at the Good Companions 50 Plus Club weekly from July to December 2021 (approximately 24- thirty minute classes, classes may be taught virtually). 

The Impact 

  • Become a certified Senior Fitness Instructor​

  • Gain valuable experience

  • Help the host organization to offer a high quality fitness program to the seniors they serve. 

Click the button below to apply by Friday, February 5th 2021.  

Meet the Calgary Student Sponsorship Alumni!

Winter 2020 Term

Talis Aurini

2nd Year Physical Literacy -MRU

"I really enjoyed the lesson structure of the course. They were well thought out and provided key aspects that a fitness instructor needs to ensure a fun and safe class environment. I would highly recommend this program to anyone new, or experienced, in leading fitness classes for seniors. 

Summer 2020 Term

Natalie Messer

4th Year Physical Literacy - MRU

"StrongerU was a fantastic learning experience!  Not only have I been able to expand my resume into the ever growing senior population but I was able to reinforce my previous knowledge and build on my technology and adaptability skills by entering this experience during Covid19.  While challenging, this was like a third practicum and has been so rewarding for me both professionally and personally with the clientele!"

Summer 2020 Term

Savannah Gasza

3rd Year Physical Literacy - MRU

“StrongerU senior Fitness has provided me not only an amazing opportunity to work with a different age group of people in fitness but an amazing learning experience. The program has opened up many opportunities for me and increased my profession and personal social network. If you love fitness and working with amazing people this is definitely the placement for you!” 

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