Sport and Fitness

HND Fitness, Health and Exercise

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF Higher National

  • Campuses

    • Paisley
  • Course type

    Full time

  • Level

    SCQF Higher National

  • Start date

    26 Aug 24


Why study at West?

Kick start an exciting career in the Sport & Fitness industry at West! Our wide range of courses are delivered across our 3 campuses and externally, partnered with our local sports centres in Renfrewshire, West Dunbartonshire and Inverclyde, offering sector leading fitness facilities.

Our highly qualified lecturing team possess a wide range of extensive industry experience working with a broad and varied category of athletes, sporting activities, client groups and levels from professional to keen enthusiast.

Although our Sport and Fitness courses offer you an alternative to conventional classroom learning, we don’t just cover the physical side of things. You will also gain an extensive range of knowledge and understanding in a variety of disciplines, whilst promoting and enhancing personal skills such as planning, organisation and communication skills. We work closely with industry partners across all three of the campus regions promoting health, fitness and wellbeing, offering live sessions to our community groups. This can only enhance our students experience on their learning journey.

Graduates from our course have gone on to work in the Sport and Fitness industries for many leading organisations across the West of Scotland and beyond.

What will I learn?

This course is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge, as well as the teaching and instructing skills for successful progression to degree level study or for employment within the fitness industry. The course includes your industry Personal Training Qualification. This course is recognised with the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

You will learn about:

  • Applied Nutrition Assessment
  • Core Strength and Posture
  • Applied Fitness Prescription for Specialist Population Groups
  • Applied Fitness Assessment for Specialist population Groups
  • Metabolic Considerations for Personal Trainers
  • Current Exercise Trends

On completion of the HND you will have the opportunity to join the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPS) at level 3.

What qualifications do I need?

You'll need to have successfully achieved the HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise.

What can I do after?

From HND it may be possible to access a similar range of related Degree level courses at year 2 or 3 of their programmes, in relevant subject areas such as Sport and Exercise Science Sports Studies Physical Education or Physical Activity and Health related studies.


Programme Information

Start: August

End: June

Duration: 1 year

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Higher National

Study options

Campus Mode Start date Level
Paisley Full time Aug 24 SCQF Higher National

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