Fitness, Health and Exercise

West Lothian College


The HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise will allow you to work towards a range of careers in the industry. For example, fitness instructor, gym instructor, groups exercise instructor. You will also have the opportunity to take part in a range of industry related classes throughout the year.

The course teaches you about the industry and gives you the skills for working with clients and leading group exercise sessions. Topics include:

Anatomy and exercise physiology; Group exercise; Gym based sessions; Nutrition for fitness; Health screening; Psychology of sports coaching; Exercise principles and programming.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including English; NQ Personal Fitness Development (Level 6); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry by interview, written test and fitness 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 or degree level courses.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level