Award Crest
York College

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One year course.

What will I study?

You will learn how to plan and instruct both gym-based and personal training programmes.

Units include:

  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Principle of exercise, fitness and health
  • How to support clients who take part in exercise and physical activity
  • The application of principles of nutrition within a physical activity programme
  • How to design, manage and adapt a gym-based exercise and personal training programme with apparently healthy adults of all ages

What could it lead to?

On completing this course you will have an industry recognised qualification enabling you to start to work as a fitness instructor immediately. REPS accredited – this course is worth 20 REPS points at Level 3. Students may progress onto an advanced level qualification in Sport/Sport and Exercise Science or the Foundation Degree in Sports Therapy or take up employment in the sport and leisure industry.

Need some help?

If you have any further questions about this course, or would like us to help you with your application, please contact the Schools Liaison team on 01904 770239 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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