uGuelph, Humber tackle obesity with new fitness degree

March 21, 2008

The University of Guelph and Humber College are offering a new fitness degree that is making headlines.  The program teaches students how to prescribe exercise and diet to individuals suffering from obesity and obesity-related diseases.  The 4-year program was developed in response to growing demand in the fitness industry, and will take its first class in Fall 2008.  There are more than 5.5 million Canadian adults and 500,000 children who are obese.  uGuelph News Release | The National Post | The Vancouver Province