Sport and Fitness

Moray College UHI


Main campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


Year 1 - Cert HE:
Human structure and function; Professional skills for sport and fitness; Mechanics of human movement; Principles of sport and exercise psychology; Practical exercise instruction; Introduction to sports coaching and leadership.

Year 2 - DipHE
Core modules: Introduction to research methods; Sport and exercise physiology; Nutrition for performance and health; Movement analysis.
Optional modules: Physical activity and health; Applied coaching and leadership; Work placement 1 – team working and communication; Principles of sport and exercise psychology.

Year 3 - BSc
Core modules: Research methods (sport); The professional practitioner – ethics, policy and practice.
You will also choose one further module from the following: Design, manage and evaluate human fitness and physical performance; Work placement: industry-specific skills.

Plus three option modules which may include: Applied sport and exercise psychology; Sport and exercise science: a critical analysis; Sport nutrition and dietary considerations; Strength and conditioning; Analysing physical activity, lifestyle and adherence.

Year 4 - BSc (Hons)
2 modules from: Advanced applications of coaching and instruction; Delivering physical activities and sport; development programmes.
2 optional modules from: Physical activity for all; Sports and exercise psychology; Sports and exercise rehabilitation; Legal issues in sport and fitness; Small business planning. You must also complete a dissertation.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at BBC or above. Relevant HNC may give you entry to year 2. You will be required to attend an interview.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Start Date





BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

4 years


Business, Leisure and Tourism

SCQF Level