Applied Sports and Exercise Science

Ayrshire College


Kilwinning Campus


You’ll spend time in our fitness suites and facilities, learning how to safely and competently instruct, analyse and test your clients within a gym/practical environment. However, there’s also a substantial amount of theory and written elements (especially in Year 2) so be prepared to spend time in the classroom as well as self-study – some topics are very challenging!

On successful completion, you’ll meet the required industry standard to become REPS (Register of Exercise Professionals) Level 2 accredited, effectively providing you with the correct qualification for working within any gym/exercise facility.

Subjects include: Psychology of Exercise; Supporting Talented Sports Performers; Exercise Physiology and Anatomy; Sports Mechanics; Gym Based Exercise Sessions; Body Massage.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers, or a relevant NC Course at SCQF Level 6. Those without formal qualifications, but with life experience, will be considered. A place on the course is subject to an interview process.

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

Progression to HND Applied Sports and Exercise or employment.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level