Mount Royal University

Mount Royal University

Credit-Free Instructor: XPFT 21001 Health & Wellness Course


Closing in 206 days

Job Title

Credit-Free Instructor: XPFT 21001 Health & Wellness Course

Requisition #


Job Type

Replacement Term (for staff, exempt and management)

Position End Date (if applicable)



MRU Main Campus - Calgary, AB T3E 6K6 CA (Primary)


About MRU

Founded in 1910 and located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, Mount Royal University grew into a vibrant college in the 1930s and became a mid-sized university in 2009. Mount Royal has carved out a distinct niche by offering smaller class sizes, a robust liberal education, and unique undergraduate programs. Currently, nearly 14,000 credit students choose from 12 bachelor degrees and 32 majors.

Mount Royal University is located in the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of the Treaty 7 region in southern Alberta, which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut'ina, and the Iyarhe Nakoda. We are situated on land where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. The traditional Blackfoot name of this place is "Mohkinstsis", which we now call the city of Calgary. The city of Calgary is also home to the Métis Nation.

About the Faculty of Continuing Education & Extension

The Faculty of Continuing Education at Mount Royal University invites applications for a credit-free contract instructor.

Mount Royal University has provided continuing education to the Calgary community and beyond for more than 60 years. We offer more than 1,000 courses and 100 certificate and diploma programs, and have more than 50,000 course registrations each year. Our courses cover a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to social services, business, and health. These courses are offered in a variety of formats on campus, online, in the workplace, and in the community.

About the Role

The Personal Fitness Trainer diploma program offers a comprehensive health science education with an emphasis on special populations. The curriculum consists of academic and technical courses and was designed to meet the Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology - Certified Personal Trainer national certification. For more information on the program, please visit

The department is seeking an instructor with the ability to teach the following course part-time in the Winter 2024 semester:

Name of Course: XPFT 21001 Health and Wellness

  • Mondays & Wednesdays, January 8 – April 3: 1500 – 1655
  • Monday, April 15: 1500-1655 (Final Exam)
  • Please note: This is for the Winter 2024 semester only.

    Course Description

    This course provides an introduction and overview of holistic health and wellness aspects and highlights strategies for promoting well-being. Utilizing a mix of theory and application, students will gain an understanding of individual well-being and the interconnectivity between individual well-being and promoting a healthy lifestyle.

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Upon completion of this course, the student will:

  • Discover the multi-dimensions of wellness, the interconnections and the impact the wellness dimensions have on personal lives
  • Apply and evaluate the relationship between the theory and practice to individual health and well-being
  • Describe the theory and strategies that apply to health promotion with emphasis on influences that effect the individual
  • Responsibilities

    The instructor is responsible for instruction using the approved curriculum, implementation of applicable curriculum assessment measures, and marking and submitting final course grades. The instructor must also maintain regular contact with the administration team and adhere to program policies and deadlines. Students in this class are part of the Personal Fitness Trainer Diploma Program.


  • Lesson preparation
  • Course delivery
  • Marking/grading
  • Course outline preparation
  • Course delivery using approved curriculum and learning materials
  • Review and revision of course assessments
  • Daily course access: Even though there are no predetermined times of the day, an instructor must have online access. Online instructors must have reliable internet service throughout the entire period of the course.
  • Administration:

  • Marking and submission of course grades
  • Maintaining regular contact with the program administrative team
  • Participating in virtual instructor meetings and individual meetings with the program coordinator as required
  • Participating in meetings and adhering to program policies and deadlines
  • Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Health Science, Kinesiology or related field required, completed PhD an asset
  • Experience with CSEP-CPT
  • 3-5 years of applicable professional experience
  • Working knowledge of copyright and APA citation
  • Excellent presentation, interpersonal, written and oral communication skills
  • Minimum two years of experience of instructional experience in an adult education environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Self-motivated and self-directed
  • Proficiency with Google Workspace
  • Proficiency with the D2L learning management system is an asset
  • A cover letter and curriculum vitae/resume should be submitted as part of your application in .pdf format. Please title your .pdf document as follows: Job Title, Requisition Number, Title of Contents.pdf (ex. Credit- Free Instructor, X00000, Curriculum Vitae.pdf)

    We thank all applicants for their interest. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. After the close date, you can check on the status of your application through your Career Centre. New career opportunities arise frequently and are posted as they become available. Please check back often to view our latest postings on our Career Opportunities page. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. Mount Royal University hires on the basis of merit and is strongly committed to fostering diversity as a source of excellence, intellectual and cultural enrichment, and social strength. We welcome applications from those who would contribute to the further diversification of our staff, faculty and their scholarship including but not limited to Indigenous Peoples, women, persons with disabilities and persons of any sexual or gender identity, ethnic, national or socio-economic background, religion or age.

    Job details


    Credit-Free Instructor: XPFT 21001 Health & Wellness Course


    Mount Royal University




    September 15, 2023

    Application deadline

    April 18, 2024

    Job type



    Education,Medicine,Social Science

    About the employer

    Mount Royal University is a well-established public university which was founded in 1910. This is a Canadian university which was created following a charter by the Alberta provincial government. It became a post-secondary institution in 1931 as Mount Royal Junior College, which offered transfer courses to the University of Alberta and later to the University of Calgary. In 1972, it shifted its base to a new campus in Lincoln Park, which was previously an air force base. It is in the year 2009 that this institution was granted its university status. In 2017, this university was awarded the Ashoka Changemaker Campus designation joining 44 universities which are excelling in the field of social innovation and change-making. The university currently offers 12-degree programmes and 32 majors with an average class size of 29 students.

    This university comprises various faculties, including a number of interesting fields of study. The Arts faculty of this university teaches subjects such as economics, justice, and policy studies, English, languages, and cultures, humanities, interior design, psychology, sociology and anthropology. The Bisset School of Business of this university specialises in subjects such as accounting, aviation, finance, general management, human resources, innovation and entrepreneurship, international business, marketing, social innovation and supply chain management. This university's School of Communication Studies focuses on subjects like broadcast media studies, information design, journalism and public relations.

    The university's Faculty of Health, Community and Education comprise Child Studies and Social Work, Education, Health and Physical Education, School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology includes child studies and social work, education, health and physical education, as well as School of Nursing and Midwifery. The university's Faculty of Science and Technology features biology, chemistry and physics, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics and computing. The university also has the Faculty of Continuing Education and Extension. This university has numerous institutes, such as Institute for Community Prosperity, Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning and International Education.

    Its centres include the Centre for Community Disaster Research, Centre for Child Well-Being and Iniskim Centre. This university also has a library - Riddell Library and Learning Centre which was opened in 2017. With a seating capacity of 1,700 people, the library comprises 34 study rooms, 3-D printing facilities, and a cafe. This university also has a huge list of notable alumni which include Indo-Canadian Singer The PropheC, classical pianist Yuja Wang, Canadian actor Kavan Smith, Emmy-winning composer Dave Pierce, professional voice actor Kirby Morrow, motivational speaker Alvin Law, professional wrestler Bret Hart, and Emmy award-winning news anchor Chris Gailus

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