Fitness Health and Exercise HND

UCAS code 006C
UHI information line 0845 272 3600

What is special about this course?

The HND Fitness, Health and Exercise is designed to build on the HNC award and develop your skills and knowledge. You will advance your study of fitness, health and exercise activities and related areas and specifically increase awareness of the interdisciplinary nature of fitness and health and develop an understanding of the need to involve participants fully in their own fitness and health development.

You will be able to give ownership of programmes to individuals; enabling optimum customer service and develop and apply transferable exercise skills with specific populations.

Special features

  • On completion of this course you will also be eligible to apply to enter the Register of Exercise Professionals (REP) at Level 3 therefore better preparing you for employment in the industry.
  • You will have the opportunity to make use of sport and fitness facilities across the region.

Entry requirements

  • 2 Scottish Highers at grade C or above or
  • 2 A Levels at grade D or above
  • For Year 2 entry all applicants must have achieved HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise Group Award (15 credits) and be accepted as a Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme member through your campus system. Placements cannot be started without this.
  • Prospective students without the standard entry requirements are encouraged to apply and will be considered on an individual basis

Access routes

HNC Fitness, Health and Exercise

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
  • Workexperience
  • 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

Year 2 - HND

Mandatory units are:

  • Applied Exercise Prescription for Specialist Population Groups 
  • Applied Fitness Assessment for Specialist Population Groups 
  • Applied Nutrition Assessment and Prescription 
  • Current Exercise Trends 
  • Fitness, Health and Exercise: Graded Unit 2 
  • Getting Started in Business

option units may include:

  • Core Strength and Posture
  • Deliver Personal Training Sessions
  • Metabolic Considerations for Personal Trainers
  • Planning and Management of Personal Training
  • Research in Sport and Fitness:  An Introduction
  • Flexibility Training
  • Mechanics for the Health and Fitness Professional

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

 

How will I study my course?

  • 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: 2 years
  • Part Time (Structured)  4 years
  • Part Time (Unstructured)  4 years +

Start date

  • September

How much will my course cost?

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) 2016-17
Full-time per year
£1,285
Part-time (per HN unit) £86

Rest of UK students

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

Higher National Awards (HNC, HND) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit) £434

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 whilst 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) 2016-17
Full-time per year £6,510
Part-time (per HN unit)** £434

 **There is no part-time study option for Tier 4 sponsored international students.

What funding can I apply for?

External scholarships and financial support may be available. Contact the relevant university partner college for more information.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Fitness Health and Exercise HND

I want to start in Aug/Sep 2017

International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.

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