Bachelor of Health Science (Community Health)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: On Campus
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
Payment plan
Upfront payment
Duration: 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Start date: Enquire now for upcoming start dates
Awarded by: Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE)

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About this course

Combining approaches from both social science and biomedical science, this Bachelor of Health Science (Community Health) course offers you a comprehensive understanding of health issues and their physical and social drivers in the community.

The course will help you work towards the promotion of health improvement in communities and for individuals by providing you with hands-on experience and deep theoretical knowledge. Encompassing elements of sociology, physiology and bioscience, this course is designed to enable those passionate about health promotion to gain specialist vocational training to a high degree of proficiency.

Offered on campus at ACPE, you will be part of an immersive learning experience that will ready you for a stellar career or further study in the health discipline fields.

Campus location

This course is offered for study at the following location:

  • Sydney - 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127


To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Have completed the NSW HSC with minimum average of 65 (calculated from the highest 10 units completed) or equivalent; OR
  • Hold a qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • Hold an associate diploma or higher from a recognised VET provider; OR
  • Have completed at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree from an Australian university; OR
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified under formal articulation agreements as determined by the ACPE academic board

Areas of study

In this health science course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Understanding health
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Skill acquisition
  • Health: a sociological perspective
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
  • Application of maths and statistics for health and sport
  • Biochemistry and nutrition
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Systems anatomy and physiology
  • Global health
  • Youth health and resilience
  • Health priorities for Australia
  • Principles of health promotion
  • Biomechanics
  • Professional integrity
  • Research design and epidemiology
  • Raising health awareness
  • Human pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • Indigenous health
  • Psychology
  • Planning health promotions programs
  • Health and physical assessment
  • Sustainable health in local communities

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Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Health Science (Community Health) from the Australian College of Physical Education.

Completion of this qualification opens up a broad range of employment opportunities to you, including working in:

  • Health promotion
  • Public health services
  • Health administration
  • Health and community research
  • Health management

Finance options

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.

Affordable payment plans are also available.

You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.

Campus locations
Sydney – 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
Brisbane – 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
The staff at ACPE comprises both academics and industry professionals, each dedicated to ensuring you receive useful feedback and continual guidance. As a student of ACPE, you will receive ongoing support via the Academic Development Office (ADO), which offers a variety of education and career-related resources targeting professional development. The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.

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