Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise)

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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:
    Fitness Trainer | Nutrition Advisor | Physiotherapist | Sports Scientist | Exercise Physiologist | View All

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Course Rundown

This Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise) from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), provides targeted professional training, familiarising you with human anatomy, biomechanics and physiology.

Throughout this course, you will learn about how movement, exercise, nutrition and lifestyle opportunities impact human health. You will also be taught to consider strategies for promoting health awareness in tandem with bioscience training.

This course will ready you for employment in the occupational health sector and is offered for full or part-time study on campus (with selected subjects available online) at ACPE.

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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 05 (calculated from the highest 6 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; 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 above.

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

  • Understanding health
  • Chemistry
  • Skill acquisition
  • Application of Maths and Statistics for Health and Sport
  • Biology
  • Musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology
  • Biochemistry and nutrition
  • Exercise prescription throughout the lifespan
  • Professional integrity
  • Systems anatomy and physiology
  • Applied exercise physiology
  • Strength and conditioning
  • Principles of health promotion
  • Biomechanics
  • Health, Lifestyle, Disease and Exercise Prescription
  • Sports medicine
  • Raising health awareness
  • Human pathophysiology and pharmacology
  • Functional Anatomy
  • Research design and epidemiology
  • Psychology
  • Health and physical assessment
  • Nutrition health and sporting performance
  • Advanced training principles and exercise prescription

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 online with some on-campus components (blended learning).

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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 Science (Exercise) from the Australian College of Physical Education.

This qualification equips graduates with the necessary skills to find employment within the professional health field. With a strong foundational knowledge of health science, you may be eligible to work in:

  • Government health services
  • Private general health and medical clinics
  • Research laboratories
  • Medical insurance firms

Completion of this bachelor degree will also enable you to go onto postgraduate studies and pursue specialised allied health positions.

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

How Much Will It Cost?

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

Affordable payment plans are also 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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