Follow your passion and take a healthy challenge by studying English with a focus on nutrition and health, in Victoria BC -- the city Full of Life.
Successful graduates of the full program have the vocabulary and communication skills needed to pursue further education in Nutrition and Health, and you will expand your knowledge of food, diet philosophies, health and exercise.
Classes are not limited to the classroom. You will study English, but also visit and learn from food producers and retailers, speak with health and wellness practitioners, and apply your English skills by taking on fun physical activities in beautiful Victoria.
Learn about nutrition and holistic health, and improve your fitness -- it's a win:win:win combination!
To join this program, you...
The total course is 12 weeks in duration, made up of three 4-week modules. You can take the modules in any order.
|Sept 12, 2016||Oct 11, 2016||Nov 7, 2016|
|Jan 9, 2017||Feb 6, 2017||Mar 6, 2017|
|Apr 3, 2017||May 1, 2017||May 29, 2017|
|Sept 11, 2017||Oct 10, 2017||Nov 6, 2017|
|9am - 11:50am||Power English Mornings (language classes)|
|12pm - 1pm||Daily physical activity at the next door YMCA: options include yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Cyclefit, Nia, Bellyfit, weight room, circuit training or swimming.|
|1pm - 2pm||Lunch|
|2pm - 4pm||Learning & Discussion:
diet & health philosophy
projects, presentations and production
|Learning & Discussion:
food, nutrition & digestion
field trips & outings
|Learning & Discussion:
exercise & natural healing
|Learning & Discussion||We explore diet and health philosophies, nutrition and digestion, exercise and natural healing. The focus is on building vocabulary and fluency through discussions, readings and videos.
Topics include: The Zone / Raw food / Ayurveda diets * Food politics * Nutrients * Sugar, Fat, Wheat * Carcinogens, Free radicals, Obesegens and Anti-Oxidants * Food allergies * Health activism * Strength and balance * Meditation, mindfulness and positive thinking * Cardio options and benefits * Brain health * Measuring health
|Active Learning||Through projects, presentations, debates, and blogging, we improve practical use of English with a special focus on Health and Nutrition.|
|Hands-on Learning||Once a week we venture out to see and learn about the principles of health and nutrition in our community.
Some of the places you'll visit: markets * farms and gardens * exercise and nutrition specialists * cafes and bakeries
|Lunchtime Exercise||Registration in the program includes a full membership to the YMCA fitness facility located right next door to Sterling College. You can choose from all available drop-in classes at the YM-YWCA facility and can also exercise during your free time - no extra charge.|
HEALTHY EATING PLAN: If you like, we can place you with a host family who is also very interested in nutritious eating - dinners only, but very health-focused!
KEEP UP YOUR HOBBIES: Interested in Yoga, Pilates, Martial Arts? Let us know and we'll connect you with providers!