Sport and Fitness

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If you’re interested in a future in the sports industry, there’s no better place to learn than at Perth College UHI and our School College Partnership courses enable pupils to experience what it's like learning at College.

The Academy of Sport and Wellbeing provides an outstanding learning environment on campus. It is equipped with a multifunctional sports hall, gyms, strength and conditioning suite, fitness studio and Climbing Centre.

Students during a practical sport session at the Academy of Sport and Wellbeing.

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Courses for school pupils

Course nameSchool year
Passport to Sport          S4, S5 or S6    
Sport and Exercise Science     S6

Industry Information

The sport economy in Scotland generates 64,800 sport-related jobs (full time equivalent), corresponding to 2.7% of total employment in Scotland. There are currently 4,579 fitness instructors in Scotland with an average salary of £22,360. The average salary for a Sport and Exercise Scientist is £42,120. 61% of Lifeguards are employed part-time as this is a great source of income while studying. The UK average salary of an Outdoor Activities Instructor, Sports Development Officer or Sport Coach is £28,600. Almost 60% of all Personal Trainers are self employed.