Bachelor of Health and Movement (Community Health)

Qualification: Bachelor's Degree
Study mode: On Campus
Payment options: FEE-HELP may be available
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

Become part of a sector that is growing in scope and importance by completing a Bachelor of Health and Movement (Community Health) course.

As community health improvement becomes an increasingly prominent and urgent part of community sector operations, there will be a growing demand for qualified professionals with expertise in this area.

The course combines training in health and fitness and covers key topics such as nutrition, movement, physical activity and sport. Throughout the duration of your studies you will also develop an understanding of community health risks and their remedies.

Upon completion of this course, you will be ready to launch a rewarding career and make a difference in the lives of others.

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.
  • Hold a qualification from a recognised higher education provider.
  • Hold an Associate Diploma or higher from a recognised VET provider.
  • Have completed at least one year full-time or equivalent in a degree from an Australian university.
  • Satisfy entry requirements specified under formal articulation agreements as determined by the ACPE academic board.
  • Demonstrate to the Dean’s satisfaction that you are capable of succeeding in this course through relevant work experience and are motivated to study.

Areas of study

In this community services course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Understanding health
  • Principles of movement
  • Movement: a historical perspective
  • Skill acquisition
  • Health: a sociological perspective
  • Health priorities for Australia
  • Theory and application of playing sport
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
  • Global health
  • Composition and performance
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Professional integrity
  • Principles of health promotion
  • Exercise prescription through lifespan
  • Biomechanics
  • Inclusive physical activity
  • Youth health resilience
  • Raising health awareness
  • Indigenous health
  • Introduction to understanding community health research
  • Research in action
  • Sustainable health in local communities
  • Planning health promotion programs
  • Sports medicine

How will this course advance my career?

This degree will prepare you for entry into the community sector as a health worker. As a targeted, advanced degree in a growth industry, you will be eligible for positions as a:

Community health policy analyst

  • Youth health worker
  • Community health advocate
  • Health promotion and community development office

How else will I benefit from this bachelor degree?

  • Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Health and Movement (Community Health) from the Australian College of Physical Education.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and a qualification that’s highly valued.
  • Recognition of Prior Learning may be available for previous work experience, formal training or qualifications in this field.

Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this program, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees.

Alternatively, payment plans are available.

The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.

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.
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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 based at Sydney Olympic Park, offering a centralised sports hub with Olympic level athletic facilities.

Campus location
Sydney – 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
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. Upon enrolment you will gain access to SMARTHINKING, an online learning portal that provides 24/7 access to academic tutors and resources.

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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