Leads to a career in sport and health. Specialise in Teaching, Sports Admin, or Athletic Performance


3Y FT or PT equivalent
Major studies:
Movement studies, Sport, Health
Suggested secondary school subjects:
English, Personal Development, Health & Physical Education, Biology
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The right course for you?

First things first – this course is perfect if you've decided your career lies in sport and health but you want to keep your options open.
You may exit the course and undertake a graduate qualification in teaching to become a PE teacher or you may choose to enter the sport industry directly.
If you've decided your career lies in sport and health but aren't sure what career will suit you best, don't worry – this is still the right degree.
Unlike other PE teaching courses, ACPE's Bachelor of Health & Movement (Sport) delivers huge career flexibility within the health and sport industries, meaning you aren't committed to a single job path.


This course is tailored to include all the relevant subjects for students who seek a career in PE teaching as graduates of the degree can further their studies with a postgraduate teaching qualification. Alternatively graduates may choose careers in the sports, health or movement industries at advanced levels.

Students seeking a career in PE teaching will need to complete a recognised course in teaching in order to register as a teacher.

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Health & Movement (Sport) Degree can be completed in three years of full-time study.

A maximum of eight years is allowed for students to complete the degree part-time. The degree program is divided into six semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 16 contact hours a week, (excluding examination and study weeks).

First Year

Semester 1

  • Principles of Movement
  • Skill Acquisition
  • Understanding Health
  • Movement: An Historical Perspective

Semester 2

  • Theory and Application of Movement
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Health: A Sociological Perspective
  • Health Priorities in Australia

Second Year

Semester 3

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • International Health
  • Professional Ethics

Semester 4

  • Physical Activity Across a Lifespan
  • Biomechanics of Human Movement
  • Promoting Health
  • Athletics and Aquatics Specialisation

Third Year

Semester 5

  • Youth Health and Resilience
  • Introduction to Sport Psychology
  • Introduction to Understanding and Using Research
  • Raising Health Awareness

Semester 6

  • Inclusive Physical Activity
  • Research in Action

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Course Outcomes

Potential careers include work with community and professional sporting organisations, as well as in the community and corporate health sectors. Graduates are qualified to work as

  • Recreation officers
  • Health education officers
  • Health administrators
  • Sports administrators (Graduates interested in specialising in Sports Administration or Management should consider the Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration)
  • Sports development officers
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