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Fitness, Health and Exercise (Year 2 Direct Entry) HND

(SCQF level 8)

Sport & Fitness, Hospitality and Leisure

Applications closed

Mode of Study


Start Date

31st Aug 2020, 2 years


City Campus

Applications from International Students Welcome


This course is most suited to those with an interest in the fields of fitness, health and exercise. The new framework has been developed to include industry recognition in the form of endorsement by the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS).

On successful completion of Year Two, you'll be awarded the Level 3 Personal Trainer accreditation.

This course is placed on the Scottish Credit Qualifications Framework at Level 8. For more information on the framework visit:

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements

  • HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise OR
  • First year of HND in Fitness, Health and Exercise.

Additional selection requirements

  • You'll be invited for a group and/or individual interview where you can find out more about the course and tell us why you're interested in this subject.
  • An element of the interview process will involve paired exercise where you demonstrate an exercise of your choice to a partner, highlighting safe and effective practice. Please bring suitable indoor gym wear.

ESOL entry requirements

Applicants whose first language is not English should have minimum ESOL Intermediate level 2 or equivalent for NC/NQ courses and ESOL Higher for HNC/D courses.

What you study

  • Applied Exercise Prescription.
  • Applied Nutrition.
  • Core Strength and Posture.
  • Current Exercise Trends.
  • Metabolic Considerations.

After the course


This course will suit individuals wishing to pursue careers in sports clubs, private fitness facilities, local authorities and government sport initiatives; ranging from personal training and exercise instruction, to teaching physical education, or working within sports science.

You may also look at self-employment in fitness, exercise prescription and athletic conditioning.

Continuing Study

Successful students can progress to degree courses in related courses, including:

  • BA Sports at Strathclyde and Stirling universities.
  • BA Health & Fitness at University of West of Scotland.
  • BSc (Hons) Strength and Conditioning at Abertay University.
  • International Sports Management at Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Mode of Study:
  • Start Date:
    31st Aug 2020, 2 years
  • Location:
    City Campus
  • Applications from International Students Welcome