Bachelor of Health and Movement (Health Promotion)

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  • 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
  • Location:
    NSW, Sydney
  • Career Outcomes:
    Community Health Worker | Recreation Officer | Youth Health Worker | Health Development Officer |

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Course Rundown

Become part of a sector that is growing in scope and importance by completing a Bachelor of Health and Movement (Health Promotion) course led by the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). 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.


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

  • A minimum HSC (Higher School Certificate) average of 60 (calculated from the average of the highest 6 units completed) or equivalent; OR
  • A qualification from a recognised higher education provider; OR
  • An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification (Students wishing to enter through Certificate IV must have completed Year 11 or equivalent); OR
  • One year full-time or equivalent in a degree course at an Australian university; OR
  • Satisfaction of entry requirements specified under formal articulation arrangements as determined by the ACPE AcademicBoard; OR
  • A recognised overseas qualification with demonstrated proficiency in English; OR
  • Demonstration of good selection prospects as a student (for example, relevant work experience and motivation to study), and ineligibility to compete for admission based on the academic achievement criteria (1) to (6)

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

  • Understanding health
  • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport & the Social Context
  • Principles of movement
  • Skill acquisition
  • Health: a sociological perspective
  • Health priorities for Australia
  • Theory and application of playing sport
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
  • Global health
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Professional integrity
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Principles of health promotion
  • Exercise prescription through lifespan
  • Inclusive physical activity
  • Biomechanics
  • Introduction to understanding community health research
  • Youth health resilience
  • Raising health awareness
  •  Advanced Training Principles and Exercise Prescription
  • Planning health promotion programs
  • Sustainable health in local communities
  • Research in Action (Community Health)

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Sydney Olympic Park

You can also choose to study this course entirely online.

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Where Will It Lead Me?

Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Health and Movement (Health Promotion) from the Australian College of Physical Education. This degree will prepare you for entry into the community sector as a health worker. 

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

How Much Will It Cost?

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.

FEE-HELPYou 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, 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 $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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