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, within leisure centres, self-employment and/or progress into higher education including teaching.

Year 1:
CIMSPA recognised Level 2 Gym Instructor; Level 2 exercise to music (studio cycling/ETM); Nutrition; Gym/studio-based exercise; Exercise physiology and anatomy; Physical activity for children; Work experience; Research (graded unit 1).

If you successfully complete the core HNC units along with the Gym and/or Exercise to Music, you can also gain REPS Level 2.

Year 2:
CIMSPA recognised level 3 personal trainer; Preparing to start a business; Metabolic considerations for personal trainers; Core strength and posture; Plan and deliver personal training sessions; Current exercise trends; Applied nutrition; Applied fitness testing for special populations; Applied exercise prescription for special populations.

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