Fitness, Health and Exercise HNC @ SCQF Level 7

Dumfries and Galloway College

Course details

Course description

You will study:

  • First Aid for Sport and Fitness
  • Working effectively and Safely with Clients
  • Health and Safety Management
  • Exercise, Anatomy and Physiology
  • Exercise Principles and Programming
  • Nutrition for Fitness, Health, and Exercise
  • Physical Activity for Children
  • Plan, Teach and Evaluate Group Exercise Sessions
  • Plan, Teach and Evaluate Gym Based Exercise Sessions
  • Health Screening
  • Strength and Conditioning

*The course content is subject to change.

This programme will give you an industry recognised qualification along with the key knowledge and practical skills required to pursue a career in the fitness, health and exercise industry. You will gain knowledge and expertise in a range of subjects including exercise programming, health screening, nutrition, first-aid for sport, exercise physiology, and anatomy.

The HNC in Fitness, Health and Exercise provides the opportunity to gain membership with Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

A PVG (Protecting Vulnerable Groups) check must be successfully completed as part of this course, you will be required to pay for this. You will also be required to purchase a sports kit.

Further information will be provided at your Information and Interview Session.

Learning outcome

The HNC Fitness, Health & Exercise can offer you excellent career opportunities in the sport and fitness industry.

Careers in:

  • Personal training
  • Fitness instructing
  • Uniformed services
  • Physiotherapy / Sports therapy
  • Strength & conditioning
  • Sports psychology

Students may apply to progress to the HND Fitness, Health, and Exercise or dependent on the university you may be able to gain entry to 1st or 2nd year of study on related degree programmes.

Provided by

Dumfries and Galloway College


Provider website

Dumfries Campus

Bankend Road



Entry requirements

Two Highers at grade C or above; ORSCQF level 6 qualification in a sports related subject; OROther equivalent qualifications or experience.If you are currently studying at Dumfries & Galloway College, you will also require a positive progressing learner reference.You may be invited for an information and interview session where you will get the opportunity to find out more about the course and tell us why you are interested in this subject area.

Course options

Course details

Full time

21st Aug 2023 to 14th Jun 2024

Cost: Visit the provider's website for details.

Venue details

Dumfries Campus

Bankend Road