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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science focuses on the roles and benefits of physical activity, exercise and healthy lifestyles. The degree provides a strong academic base in the foundations of health science, into exercise promotion, prescription and delivery, and for physical activity across the lifespan. It focuses on the practical skills required to become leaders in Outdoor Education, HPE Teaching, Coaching and Health Promotion professions. The skills are developed while studying the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of health, physical activity and sport related behaviours. They are further explored in the contexts of community health, personal well-being, leadership in outdoor education and sports performance. Students can choose from a range of electives in the specialised areas of physical education, leadership in outdoor education, sports coaching, and/or health and health promotion. Opportunities for industry-relevant practicum experience are embedded in the degree. The course aims to produce graduates with a strong academic base in health science disciplines related to physical activity and exercise, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical, fair and respectful manner.

From year one, students are introduced to physical activity and exercise engagement, health promotion, and are given a foundation in health science as it relates to human function and performance. This includes fundamental concepts in anatomy, physiology, and human growth and development. Students also commence elective studies in areas of academic or vocational interest.

Career paths

Examples of the work and settings the course prepares graduates for:

Government and non-government health, sport and recreation departments
High performance sport organisations
Sports institutes and academies
Corporate fitness
Commercial and educational outdoor leader
Adventure therapy
Outdoor tourism leadership
Camp director/manager/programmer
Exercise scientist
Sports scientist
Health and fitness consultant
Strength and conditioning coach
Sports coach
Rehabilitation coach
Performance analyst
Fitness advisor
Sports science manager
Physical activity officer
Allied health assistant

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

088340G

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,936.00 (US$ 16,131) per year
AUD $68,808 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,867

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

Start date

22 July 2019, 10 February 2020

Venue

Strathfield Campus

25A Barker Road,

STRATHFIELD,

New South Wales,

2135, SYDNEY, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$22,936.00 (US$ 16,131) per year
AUD $68,808 for the entire course; Unit Fee: AUD $2,867

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

Start date

22 July 2019, 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 plus

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 this university

Australian Catholic University offers below pathways course for this subject

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