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What will I learn?

This double degree combines core curricula from Exercise Science with that of Applied Public Health. Exercise Science core content provides an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control and biomechanical perspective. Applied Public Health core content delivers a background in factors that determine health at the community and population level, and how these can be shaped to effect improvements in health.

The studies in Outdoor Recreation enable the application of this core knowledge base in the community and across populations through various settings, and allow students to understand the need for increased nature based play and engagement. There is a strong body of contemporary research that highlights the importance of the natural environments and their contribution to health and wellbeing.

Participation in these activities also offers the participants opportunities to engage in risk assessment, safety management and activities which build resilience. From a public health perspective, children, youth, and families must have the opportunity to incorporate the key concepts of risk, protection, and resilience in their lives to develop and maintain healthy life choices and wellbeing.

Career paths

Graduates may work in national and international health agencies; state and federal government health departments; and advocacy and aid organisations. Career options for graduates include: public health project officer, public health advocate, health promotion officer, health and fitness consultant, outdoor recreation leader, sports coach, epidemiologist, academic policy advisor.

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 33% of the program online.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Health Sciences

CRICOS

079442K

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,936.00 (US$ 15,764) per year
AUD $91,744 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,867

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

10 February 2020

Venue

Melbourne Campus

The Mary Glowrey Building,

115 Victoria Parade,

FITZROY,

Victoria,

3065, MELBOURNE, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must have minimum aggregate score of 7. Ranks on the GCE are calculated on the basis that at the Advanced Level (A2): A=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1, and must include results in minimum of two advanced Level (A2) and up to two (2) at Advanced Subsidiary Level (AS) subjects. AS Level subject is half of that assigned at Advanced Level (A2) – A=3, A=2.5, B=2, C=1.5, D=1, E=0.5. Subjects at Advanced Level (A2) must be taken in the same academic year. AS Level subjects may be taken in the same or previous academic year. A subject taken at both AS Level and Advanced Level is only counted once for aggregate score. English Language Requirements: Overall academic IELTS score of 7.0 (with minimum scores of 6.5 in all tests); Pearson Test of English (PTE): 68 with a minimum of 58 in all four communicative skills; Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 100 - minimum 25 writing, speaking, reading and listening; ACU English Language Test: A (75-100%); Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 185 Minimum score of 176 in all tests.

For international students

Equivalent to Australian High School completion

International English Language Testing System (IELTS): Overall score: 6.5; Individual score of: 6.0 in all tests

Pearson Test of English (PTE): 61 with a minimum of 50 in all four communicative skills

Test of English as a Foreign Language - Academic (TOEFL): Internet based total of 90: minimum 25 writing

ACU English Language Test: B (65-74%)

Cambridge Advanced English (CAE): Overall CAE score: 176; Minimum score of 169 in all tests.

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Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Box Hill Institute
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About this uni

“The program (high performance sport at ACU) is unique compared to the generic programs we have in the US.” – Eric Waters, NBA Athletic Trainer.

  • Ranked 26th in the world for Sport Science (ARWU 2018)
  • Awarded 5 stars for full-time employment & overall experience
  • High performance sport intensive weeks in Australia; US or UK
  • Ties with industry and ACU’s MMIHR ensure applicable content