StrongerU Senior Fitness Student Sponsorship Program

University of Victoria - Exercise Science, Physical & Health Education

StrongerU Senior Fitness is excited to invite University of Victoria EPHE Students to apply for our Student Sponsorship Program. The StrongerU Senior Fitness Student Sponsorship Program pairs students from programs such as Kinesiology, Health and Physical Education, Gerontology, Therapeutic Recreation, and more, with senior-serving organizations such as senior centres and retirement communities. The University of Victoria EPHE Program has been paired with Berwick House and Berwick Royal Oak. Berwick Retirement Communities are on a mission to create wonderful environments where residents enjoy exceptional services from friendly staff. You can learn more about Berwick Retirement Communities by visiting their website.


Two students will be selected from the applicant pool to receive free access to the StrongerU Senior Fitness Online Instructor Course and a one year subscription to the StrongerU Senior Fitness Series (approximately $500 value) which provides instructors with 30 minutes of new StrongerU Senior Fitness class content each month. In exchange, the successful applicants will volunteer their time teaching the 30-minute StrongerU Fitness Program weekly at either Berwick House or Berwick Royal Oak from January to June 2021. 

The Commitment

  • Complete the online StrongerU Senior Fitness Instructor Course. Typically takes between 8-16 hours. The course is completed at your own pace, but must be completed between Sept 1st and Nov 1st 2020.

  • Learn your first 30-minutes of StrongerU Senior Fitness content between Nov 1st and Dec 31st 2020 

  • Teach a weekly StrongerU Senior Fitness class at Berwick House or Berwick Royal Oak from Jan to June 2021 (approximately 24- thirty minute classes). 

The Impact 

  • Become a certified Senior Fitness Instructor 

  • Gain valuable teaching experience working with older adults

  • Help the older adults in your class maintain or increase their current level of fitness 

Click the button below to apply by Friday, Aug 14th 2020.  


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