Fitness, Health and Exercise

Glasgow Clyde College


Cardonald Campus


HND Fitness, Health and Exercise will give you the underpinning knowledge and practical leadership skills required to pursue a career in the fitness industry, mainly within leisure centres, and private Health clubs and/or progress into higher education including teaching.

You will gain experience working with various client groups: children, additional support needs, general population clients and sports-specific clients during your work placements.

Gym Practitioner and Group Exercise Practitioner qualifications are embedded within the course as well as the opportunity to gain other fitness industry awards such as kettlebells and Les Mills disciplines.

Year two will cover these areas in more depth and includes CIMPSA Personal Trainer.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers including an English based subject, or NQ Sport and Exercise (Level 6), or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to interview.

Relevant HNC may give you entry to year 2.

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

2nd or 3rd year entry to relevant degree programme.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Sport and Fitness

SCQF Level