Course type:

Level 3 90-Credit Diploma Fitness


If you’re looking for a career in the fitness industry – or hoping to progress onto a higher education sports degree, then this course provides an excellent foundation for your development towards your goals.

You will learn through a mix of theory based and practical sessions, studying 9 modules on your BTEC programme over the course of the year. This will give you a solid grounding in all aspects of fitness, instructing and sports science. You’ll also complete an industry recognised YMCA Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing, meaning you will be a qualified fitness instructor on completion of the course. You can see them below:

A work placement will allow you to gain first-hand experience of the industry as well as invaluable networking opportunities and contacts.

Structure 1:

  • Fitness Testing
  • Instructing Physical Activity
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Assessing Risk in Sport
  • Exercise, Health and Lifestyle
  • The Physiology of Fitness
  • Psychology for Sport
  • The Athlete’s Lifestyle
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How to apply for this course

Course Duration

1 Year
1 Year course
Course type:
Full Time

Entry Requirements

2 GCSEs at grade 4 or above to include English Language and either Mathematics or a Science.

Why study Sport at Hartpury College?

Hartpury is proud to be the number one sports college in the UK, with millions of pounds invested in recent years to ensure our Sport students can access the best learning, playing and teaching resources.

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