HND Fitness, Health and Exercise

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This course deepens the knowledge and widens the experience gained during HNC-level study. It offers the opportunity to research and apply your knowledge of current issues in the fitness industry and prepares you for employment in a company or for self-employment in an exciting and varied workplace.

The HND comprises of practical sessions, lectures, group work delivered by vastly experienced sports professionals/instructors at Ravenscraig Regional Sports Facility (Motherwell Campus) and Broadwood Football Stadium (Broadwood Campus, Cumbernauld). 

  • HNC in Fitness, Health and Exercise with 15 credits

Please note: 

  • This course is subject to a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) check.
  • Due to the high number of applications received, not all applicants who meet the minimum requirements can be selected for interview. Therefore, a well-written personal statement will be supportive in this process.
  • All applicants must submit a personal statement and include all qualification details within their application. 






The course involves study of Applied Exercise Prescription for Special Population Groups, Fitness Assessment and Nutrition for Specialist Population Groups, Current Exercise Trends, Metabolic Considerations for Personal Trainers, Deliver Personal Training Sessions, Work Experience/Placement, Plan, Teach Group Exercise to Music, Preparing to Start a Business, Health and Exercise: Graded Unit 2. Optional units may vary across campuses.

Delivering Personal Training Sessions, Planning and Management of Personal Training, Metabolic Considerations for Personal Training, Core Strength and Posture form an integral part of a PDA, which is recognised with CIMPSA. There will also be the opportunity to gain additional career-enhancing, industry-recognised qualifications.

Highly qualified staff will share current and relevant industry experience to motivate you to succeed.

As part of an on-going learning process, work is assessed throughout the year and assessments may be in the form of assignments, project work, case studies, oral presentations, open and closed book assessments and tutor observations of practical performance.