Exercise and Health Fitness


QQI Level 5 Certificate in Sports, Recreation and Exercise
Level 1 Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness (NCEF/University of Limerick)

Programme Coordinator: Iva Polcic

Award Code: (5M5146)

Course Code: EH5

Programme Description:

This is a one-year, full time programme that aims to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to pursue a career in the leisure and fitness industry.

Component Awards:

  • Sport and Recreation Studies (5N2667)
  • Exercise and Fitness (5N2668)
  • Sports Anatomy and Physiology (5N4648)
  • Leisure Facility Administration (5N4666)
  • Leisure Facility Operations (5N4667)
  • Nutrition (5N2006)
  • Customer Service (5N0972)
  • Communications (5N0690)
  • Work Experience (5N1356)

Minimum Entry Requirements:

  • Leaving Certificate/Leaving Certificate Applied or equivalent.
  • Successful completion of an interview.
  • Mature Applicants are welcome.
  • Garda Clearance is required.


  • Opportunities to progress to further and higher level education in the fields of Applied Health Care, Exercise and Health Studies, Recreation and Sport Management and Health Promotion.
  • Opportunities to work in gym instruction, personal training, coaching, sports retail and various health and fitness related positions.


Approximately €250 to cover the costs of textbooks and examination fees.

The fee to register for the NCEF Certificate in Exercise & Health Fitness is €1,200.

Additional Programmes:

Learners have the option of additional short courses throughout training.