Physical Fitness

Level: Practitioner level 3

By successfully completing this course, you will:

  • Gain skills and knowledge to practice Physical Fitness – graduates of this course can also obtain professional liability insurance
  • Become a Registered BSY Physical Fitness Practitioner
  • Be awarded the professional BSY Diploma
  • Be eligible to become a member of AHCP (Association of Complementary Practitioners)

You can study this course from the comfort of your own home; in your own time and at your own pace; with helpful support and encouragement from our friendly tutors. There is also an essential 1 day of practical training for this course.

Course overview

Modern lifestyles have undergone great changes over the last 50 years with a decrease in manual work, increase in sedentary office work, poorer eating habits and the ultimate decline in exercising, all contributing to poorer health. The Physical Fitness Diploma Course has been designed for you to teach yourself or teach others how to increase their health, well being and appearance.


  • ┬áLesson One
    • Getting Fit with Exercise
      • The Benefits of Exercise
      • Exercise Methods
  • Lesson Two
    • Anatomy and Physiology
      • The Skeleton
      • Classification of Bones
      • The Spine
      • Joints
      • Types of Joint Motion
      • Muscles
  • Lesson Three
    • The Building Blocks for a Healthy Body
      • Self-Image
      • Good Nutrition
      • Relaxation
      • Time Management
  • Lesson Four
    • Nutrition
      • Proteins
      • Carbohydrates
      • Dietary Fibre
      • Fats
      • Essential Minerals and Vitamins
      • Plan for a Healthy Eating Pattern
  • Lesson Five
    • The Cardiorespiratory System
      • The Heart
      • Cardiac Output
      • Venous Return
      • Blood
      • Blood Pressure
      • The Lungs
      • Mechanics of Breathing
      • Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise
      • Heart Rate Monitoring and Training Heart Zone (THZ)
      • Long- and Short-Term Benefits of Exercise
  • Lesson Six
    • The Body Sculpting Programme
      • The Warm-Up
      • Pulse Raising
      • Preparatory Stretching
      • The Exercises
      • The Stretches
  • Lesson Seven
    • The Practicalities of Exercise
      • Motivation
      • Motivation Techniques
      • Exercise for Specific Conditions
      • Timetable

Practical training

1 day of Practical Training is essential for this course. For further information please call us on Freephone 0800 731 9271 or 01409 220 400. Your practical training is a valuable opportunity to learn directly from an experienced practical training tutor with specialist skills.