Fitness Health and Exercise HNC

UCAS code 206C

What is special about this course?

If you have a passion for health and fitness and would like to teach others the benefits of a healthy lifestyle, the HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise will give you the appropriate skills and training to work in a range of roles within the health and fitness industry.

You will study: principles and programming; fitness testing and assessment; first aid; sports injury; leadership and personal effectiveness; anatomy and exercise physiology; and nutrition, diet and weight control.

Special features

  • You can study full-time or part-time to suit your personal and professional circumstances

Accommodation

We offer modern student accommodation at a number of our locations.

Entry requirements

  • Normally, 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above OR
  • 2 A levels at grade D or above
  • Alternatively, a relevant sports-related National Progression Award at SCQF level 6 or above
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis
  • You may be required to attend an interview
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a PVG Disclosure Check and become PVG Scheme Members in order to undertake this course

Access routes

  • NQ Sport & Recreation
  • NQ Sport & Fitness
  • NQ Outdoor Adventure

Year 1 - HNC

Mandatory units are:

  • Exercise and fitness: health and safety management 
  • Exercise physiology and anatomy 
  • Exercise principles and programming 
  • First aid for sport and fitness 
  • Health screening 
  • Nutrition for fitness, health and exercise 
  • Working safely and effectively with clients 
  • Fitness, health and exercise: graded unit 1 

Option units include:

  • Plan teach and evaluate group exercise with music sessions 
  • Plan, teach and evaluate gym based exercise sessions
  • Inclusive sports provision: an introduction
  • Work experience
  • Psychology of sports coaching
  • Exercise and fitness safety management
  • Manage a sports or fitness related event
  • Physical activity for children
  • Plan teach and evaluate group exercise session
  • Swimming pool lifeguard: skills and practice

Option units available may vary depending on study location, for more information contact your chosen campus

How will I study my course?

Coronavirus (COVID-19) update

Our priority is to provide a safe learning environment for all students and staff. We will continue to review government guidance as lockdown measures shift over the next few months and will inform you of any further changes to the information provided below about your course. You will study the course through our blended learning approach. In semester one, September 2020, the theory elements will mainly be delivered mainly online through a combination of video conference seminars, tutor-supported study and self-directed study using the university's virtual learning environment. You will also have the opportunity to do an online induction at the start of the course. On-campus activities, practical sessions and placements will be introduced in line with the developing Scottish Government public health measures and guidance, including social distancing.
  • Full-time
  • Part-time (structured)
  • Part-time (unstructured)
  • You will study by way of face-to-face lectures and tutorials in the classroom, and practical work in college sports facilities

How long will my course last?


  • Full-time: 1 year
  • Part-time: 2 years

Where can I study my course?

  • Inverness College UHI
  • Moray College UHI
  • Perth College UHI

Start date

  • September

Fees

For students normally domiciled in Scotland or the European Union/EEA (outside of the UK) and with a term time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £1,285 £1,285
Part-time (per HN credit) £86 £86

Rest of UK students

For students normally domiciled in the rest of the UK (England, Wales and N. Ireland, including Channel Islands and the Isle of Man) and with a term time address in Scotland studying this course, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,720 £6,720
Part-time (per HN credit) £448 £448

Fees are payable in advance each academic year unless otherwise agreed.

There are a number of funding options available to UK and EU students to help you pay for your studies and your cost of living while studying.

International students

For students who do not normally reside in the UK or European Union and with a term-time address in Scotland, the following fees apply:

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND)2019-202020-21
Full-time per year £6,855 £7,020
Part-time (per HN credit) £457 £468

Part-time study is not open to international student requiring a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK.

Funding

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact your enrolling college for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On completion of your course you might want to consider employment as an instructor, exercise teacher, fitness adviser or gym supervisor, independently or in a leisure centre, gym or health club.

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