Fitness, Health and Exercise

Glasgow Kelvin College


Springburn Campus, Easterhouse Campus


This two year, full time course will equip you with the competencies and underpinning knowledge to be successful in gaining employment in this rapidly expanding industry or advancement to higher education.

You will have the opportunity to work with organisations in the public, commercial or voluntary sector. There will also be an opportunity to gain additional industry recognised qualifications.

Year 1:
Health Screening; Exercise Principles and Programming; Exercise Physiology and Anatomy; Nutrition for Fitness, Heath and Exercise; First Aid for Sport and Fitness; Exercise and Fitness: Health and Safety Management; Working Safely and Effectively with Clients; Plan, Teach and Evaluate a Gym Based Exercise Session; Fitness, Health and Exercise: Graded Unit 1; Plan Teach and Evaluate a Group Exercise Session; Psychology of Sports Coaching; Plan Teach and Evaluate Group Exercise with Music; Physical Activity for Children; Inclusive Sport Provision: An Introduction

Year 2:
Applied Exercise Prescription; Applied Fitness Assessment and Diagnostic Testing; Applied Nutrition and Health Assessment; Current Exercise Trends; Exercise to Music; Getting Started in Business; Fitness, Health and Exercise: Graded Unit 2; Core Strength and Posture; Deliver Personal Training Sessions; Metabolic Considerations for Personal Trainers; Planning and Management of Personal Training.

Entry Requirements

Higher English or Physical Education; or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and fitness test.

Progression Routes

Degree level study; employment

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Sport, Fitness and Adventure Sports

SCQF Level