Fitness, Health and Exercise

Fife College


Kirkcaldy (St Brycedale) Campus


The HNC in Fitness, Health and Exercise (SCQF level 7) will give you the key knowledge and practical skills required to pursue a career in the fitness, health and exercise industry. You will gain knowledge and expertise in a range of subjects including: exercise programming, health screening, nutrition, first-aid for sport, exercise physiology, and anatomy.

You will also have the opportunity to gain membership with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA). CIMSPA is the professional development body for the UK’s sport and physical activity sector. They support with membership and recognition of the professional excellence, knowledge and skills you will acquire on this course.

Subjects Include:
Working effectively and safely with clients; Exercise and fitness: health and safety management; Exercise physiology and anatomy; Exercise principles and programming; Health screening; Nutrition for fitness, health and exercise; Fitness, health and exercise graded unit 1; First Aid for sport and fitness.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, English, Physical Education or a science subject preferred plus National 5 English (if not held at Higher); or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and/or group information session and practical test.

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.

Progression Routes

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level