Fitness, Health and Exercise

Forth Valley College


Falkirk Campus


This course is designed to provide a theoretical and practical background into the field of fitness, health and exercise, whilst meeting the needs of the fitness and health industry.

The course will provide a strong foundation for future employment in this sector within the community, as well as the private and corporate sectors.

This course will also develop the applied competencies of fitness, health and exercise within areas such as physiology, exercise principles and fitness instruction.

Contents Include:
Work Placement; Research in Sport and Fitness: An Introduction; First Aid for Sport and Fitness; Psychology of Sports Coaching; 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; Plan, Teach and Evaluate Gym Based Exercise Sessions; Plan, Teach and Evaluate Group Exercise Sessions; Fitness, Health and Exercise: Graded Unit 1

Entry Requirements

Higher English and Physical Education plus 3 subjects at National 5 including Maths or a science subject; or successful completion of Pathway to Fitness, Health and Exercise; or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and group based 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

Relevant degree programme

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level