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We are Unique: The Only School in BC That Offers Comprehensive 17 Week (340 hours) Diploma Program.


Why choose us?

  • Hilltop Academy is the first accredited college in British Columbia that offered education in the field of Personal Training that leads students to a recognized and legitimate Diploma.
  • Our Fitness Leadership Diploma program exceeds BCRPA minimum requirements by providing students with 3 to 5 times the amount of classroom and practical hours.
  • Upon graduation You become BCRPA Registered in Weight Training, Personal Training and in Older Adult courses.
  • As an educational partner of ACE organization we offer You an opportunity to become ACE Certified Personal Trainer and prepare you for an optional ACE exam.
  • Pass BCRPA Fitness Theory and Personal Trainer exam or it is on us.
  • The tuition fees for the Fitness Leadership Diploma Program are tax deductible to you, because we are accredited by PCTIA.
  • Academy is HST exempt; therefore no HST charges will apply.
  • Government Student Loans (Provincial & Federal) are available to qualifying applicants.
  • Hilltop Academy provides its graduates with the life time job placement assistance.

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I was born into a world of poverty. I’ve witnessed and encountered varieties of abuse and body harm etc. I learned at a very young age from my family’s mistakes how not to live life. I told myself I will never turn out like them and I would do what it takes to help people struggling with any kind of battle weather it’d be mental, emotional and most of all physical. As I grew up, I was very athletic and started training for my sports at a very young age to keep my mind away from the poverty I was born into. I became obsessed with my health and became obsessed with how the body works in everyday functional movements. So through my life I was told “hey Cory why don’t you become a personal trainer, get certified and relay your knowledge and experience to others that go through or have similar struggles?” So I took that advice and started searching schools not only for there structures and the way they teach but also prices and backgrounds on the actual teachers. I came across Hilltop Academy and really became highly interested out of the few programs I’ve researched. You know when you get that feeling when you see or read something and you just know. Well with Hilltop Academy I had that feeling. Their 17 week structure and the break down excited me. They covered everything I wanted to know in a 4 month span which left me leaving satisfied and ready to attack the personal training life. The hands on approach and real life scenarios in actual gym settings gave you a sense of what you will encounter in the work field which was a nice touch. My instructor Kim Bond was a true professional and had knowledge that went beyond our 17 week structure. Not only did she teach what we need to know but also helped us look at fitness it many different ways to get you thinking outside the box ’cause fitness changes everyday. The staff were always professional and ready to help you at anytime. There poise and professionalism made it a joy to come to school and learn. Hilltop was by far the best decision towards my career I’ve made towards the path of fitness. Since Hilltop I’ve learned that I want to train athletes and teach people that our bodies matter and everyday functional movements need to be the key focus to have a healthy non-painful life as we grow older. So I teach people how to train for any sporting events as well as getting them in tune with the kinetic chain of there bodies which starts at the feet. My philosophy is “it’s not just everyday fitness – it’s everyday life” …..Why load someone with weights when they can’t even balance on one foot. I started my own company I.M.P.A.C.T FITNESS because it’s important to me to make an impact in peoples lives. To anyone who wants to achieve their passion through fitness and health I highly recommend Hilltop Academy. Thank you Hilltop staff for a great memorable experience, I applaud you all!

Cory BrelandBCRPA certified Personal Trainer, Owner of I.M.P.A.C.T Fitness | September 23, 2016

My name is Nicole Downie, I attended Hilltop Academy from August 1st to November 25th. I am a gymnastics coach of seven years so naturally I wanted to keep my career in the fitness field. I myself have had personal trainers and even after becoming BCRPA certified I continue to see my trainer once a week, not because I don’t know what to do in the gym, but because I enjoy walking into the gym once a week and not having to think and plan out my workout for that day.

Since attending Hilltop I have a job in the industry at Fitness Science and I have started up my own business Nicole Downie Fitness, which is small personal training business that focuses on those who are either looking for everyday health and fitness or athletes who are wanting more functional training.

I heard about Hilltop through a friend who attended a few years ago, he spoke very highly of the program and I can honestly say I was not disappoint. We were being informed with loads of information on the daily, Kim Bond is an excellent teacher and is very good at targeting her teaching to all learning styles.

Graduating from Hilltop was one of the highlights of my year, not only was I confident in training clients but I knew exactly what I wanted from the industry and had a much better idea of how I was going to achieve my goal. My long term goal is to open up a gym or small studio gym that allows a variety of different forms of training.

I am very fortunate that my class at Hilltop became like my second family, we were a small class so it didn’t take us long to become close to one another, we were all very supportive of each other. I was attending Hilltop while on full blown prep for The Popeyes Fall Classic 2016 bodybuilding competition where I ended up placing third in my class, qualifying me for provincials in 2017 and thanks to my Hilltop family I was able to do both school and the show! Kim and Elena are truly amazing, they go above and beyond for the students and want nothing but the best for us.

If you are looking for a school I would strongly recommend Hilltop Academy, it’s no cake walk but if you are truly passionate about the fitness industry you will love the program they offer!

Nicole DownieBCRPA certified Personal Trainer, Owner of Nicole Downie Fitness (604) 417-4314 | December 26, 2016

Choosing Hilltop Academy was the best decision I’ve made – the program, the instructors and the administration was amazing! I’ve been out of school for awhile before coming to Hilltop which made me a little scared to get back to studying. But the format of daily classes for 17 weeks made learning process easier and made the material stick better through repetition, compounding and constant practice of hands-on skills. It was a privilege to have Kim Bond as our instructor as she was able to take sometimes-boring material turn around and present it in a fun and helpful manner. Being at Hilltop for over 4 months was indispensable to acquiring Personal Training skills and techniques – there is no way I would have had the same level of confidence with any less time allocated for the program. It’s the extra time (340 hours!) and the program covering business aspects of the industry that translated into my confidence of opening and successfully running my PT/bootcamp/tabata business – ShapeX Fitness. I would highly recommend Hilltop Academy to anyone considering venturing into the fitness industry as a professional and reaching their own potential in the process!

Anna KummerBCRPA registered Personal Trainer, Owner of ShapeX Fitness (604) 306-6709 | September 30, 2016
Hilltop Academy was not a hard choice when looking for a course in Fitness Leadership. The first time speaking with Elena in administration I was incredibly pleased with the level of professionalism that I was greeted with. That expertise continued throughout attending Hilltop Academy, Elena was extremely helpful. Hilltop Academy without a doubt helped me get to where I am today!
The program was highly driven and fast paced, the layout was very well planned. Kim Bond made a major impact, she has amazing teaching skills! Kim is a true super woman and very inspiring. After graduating I was more than prepared, I was packed with motivation to start a career in the Fitness Industry.
Anybody who completes their program at Hilltop Academy, I believe as long as you have the drive to succeed, you can and will succeed!
Since finishing the course in late 2014, I first started working in a local gym as a personal trainer and small group fit instructor. Then created a outdoor bootcamp with steady clientele, whom of which are ALL still my clients today! I have started my own business called 123 Fitness with indoor and outdoor training locations. Highly trained, not-afraid-to-sweat, and committed to bringing personalized service with effective and new methods to reach many fitness goals! I plan to continue in the fitness industry, and broaden my scope of practice further into the health and wellness Industry.
Thank you HIlltop Academy!
Kamille BrightGraduate 2014, owner of 123Fitness
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