Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    HECS-HELP may be available
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    3 years full-time
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Western Sydney University
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  • Career Outcomes:
    Personal Trainer | Personal Training Manager | Recreation Officer | Community Sport Manager | Sports Administrator | View All

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Course Rundown

You love sport, keeping fit, and want a career where you can make a difference. A rewarding career in the health profession starts with this Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education) course from Western Sydney University.

Designed for students seeking to take the first step in a rewarding career helping people, this broad-based course offers the foundation skills and knowledge required to understand and apply holistic concepts of health and physical activity. In this course, you’ll gain a strong foundation in general health sciences, including human biology, health systems, health promotion and research.

Western Sydney University’s facilities are state-of-the-art, and students have the opportunity to use them to apply new knowledge to real-life situations. You’ll have access to a world-class gymnasium and dance studio during your studies.

This course offers flexible paths while you decide what’s best for your career. Western Sydney University’s integrated suite of health science programs means you can transfer to another health science stream at the end of your first year if you wish, to make sure your degree works for you.

If you’re after a rewarding career sharing your love of sport and fitness with others to help unlock health, this course is your first career step.


Enquire now to find out about the ATAR required to qualify for this course.

In this health course, the subjects you may study include:

  • Population health and society
  • Professional health competencies
  • Fundamentals of exercise science
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Movement and skill development
  • Communication in health
  • Approaches to health promotion
  • Sport and exercise psychology
  • Culture, diversity and health
  • Physical activity, nutrition and health
  • Games for diverse groups
  • Foundations of research and evidence-based practice
  • Introduction to physical cultural studies
  • Coaching sport and recreation activities
  • Contemporary youth health issues
  • Motor control and skill acquisition
  • Gymnastics and dance
  • Applied exercise science for personal trainers and coaches
  • Outdoor recreation
  • Psychology and health
  • Population health and society
  • Introduction to human biology
  • Fundamentals of exercise science
  • Professional health competencies
  • Physical activity, nutrition and health
  • Movement and skill development
  • Introduction to physical cultural studies
  • Coaching sport and recreation activities
  • Applied exercise science for personal trainers and coaches
  • Contemporary youth health issues
  • Motor control and skill acquisition

Trust Western Sydney University to get you qualified in your field! Gain a recognised degree in Business, Health, Psychology, Communication, Medical Science, Criminology, Arts or loads more with WSU. 

Study online or on-campus and gain valuable, real-life skills that'll see you succeed in the workforce. With a reputation for excellence, you can be proud to graduate with a degree that comes from a uni ranked in the top 2% globally! Open up to a world of possibilities and enquire about a course with WSU today.

When you join Western Sydney University you’re also joining an engaged online community of fellow students and academics, who are committed to helping you succeed during your studies.

Whether you're studying on-campus or online, students will have access to student advisors, specially trained online learning advisors, access to online assignment assistance to ensure your work is always on the right track, student welfare services including professional counselling, plus stay in touch with other students via WSU’s specially-built digital portal.

Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive a Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education) from Western Sydney University.

This degree will equip you with the skills, knowledge and experience required to seek work across a range of roles in the health and fitness sector. Upon completion of this course, you may choose to work as a personal trainer, sports coach, research assistant, sports development officer, local sports administration or in community health policy.

This degree is a popular pathway to a Master of Teaching degree, for students looking to start careers in teaching. If this is your path, this course allows for elective units that help prepare you for the future, ensuring your study is tailored to what suits you best.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Western Sydney University offers flexible payment options for students.

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay your degree fees upfront.

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

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $45,881 (2019-20 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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