HND Physical Activity and Health

Course Content

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an exercise professional in various contexts. Specific aims of the HND are to increase awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of fitness and health and to develop skills in exercise application and leadership. This course will develop an understanding of the role of fitness, health and exercise in contemporary society and the need to involve participants fully in their own fitness and health development.

Delivery is split between the Arbroath and Gardyne campuses. Upon completing the course, learners may register themselves as a Level 3 Personal Trainer and expertise in Exercise Referral with CIMSPA.

Entry Requirements

HNC in Physical Activity and Health (15 credits). Satisfactory reference may be required. PVG Scheme Membership is a mandatory requirement for placement.

Method of Assessment

Variety of ongoing assessments: practical performance, written assignments, presentations, portfolio, exams, placement and fitness session delivery.

Future Prospects

Successful completion could lead to 3rd-year sports and exercise science degree programs at various universities. Career opportunities with the private, local authority, and national organisations within the industry.

Course Overview
  • Study Type

    Full Time

  • Campus

    Arbroath Campus

  • Start Date

    19 Aug 2024

  • SCQF Level


  • Duration

    34 Weeks

  • Subject Area

    Sport, Fitness & Uniformed Services

  • Tuition fees may be paid for full-time students in Scotland subject to meeting residency requirements, applications should be made to the appropriate funding body. International Students please refer to our International fees page
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