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

If you are interested in community sport officer or would like to become a Physical Health and Education (PHE) teacher, this degree is ideal.
ACPE's Bachelor of Health & Movement (Sport) delivers huge career flexibility within the health, sport and physical activity industries, meaning you aren't committed to a single job path. You may transfer from this course after the first year to undertake a qualification as a PHE teacher. Alternatively you may choose to continue in the degree and choose a career related to applied movement, sport and health.

The degree encapsulates a hands-on approach where you will gain specialist vocational training to prepare you to work in the community sporting and development industries as a community sport development officer, indigenous sports development officer, recreation and lifestyle project officer.

The Bachelor of Health & Movement (Sport) meets the demand for professionals to provide physical activity services to all sectors of the community. The course provides students with a strong understanding in human movement and health that includes a major focus in managing and planning sport and exercise activities in a variety of education settings and broader community environments.

Graduates may choose careers in the sports community or recreation industries at advanced levels. Alternatively, this course is tailored to allow a student the flexibility that on completion of your first year and meeting the entrance requirements you can apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education).

The Bachelor of Health & Movement (Sport) is divided into four major study areas -

  • The Health (Core) Stream provides students with the necessary experience to apply health related knowledge, skills and concepts within the broader context of the social determinants of health and health promotion.
  • The Movement (Core) Stream provides experiences aimed to allow for the acquisition of movement skills, concepts and strategies that enable students to teach a range of physical activities confidently and competently.
  • The Science (Core) Stream introduces students to the relevant scientific principles in order to grasp the underlying foundations of human movement and analyse movement and health from performance and utilitarian/functional perspectives.
  • The Sport (Major) Stream provides an understanding on the application of sociological and community approaches to sport, games and recreation.

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

The degree program is divided into six semesters.

First Year

Semester 1

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

Semester 2

  • Health: A Sociological Perspective
  • Health Priorities for Australia
  • Theory & Application of playing sport
  • Musculo-skeletal Anatomy and Physiology

Second Year

Semester 3

  • Global Health
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Professional Integrity

Semester 4

  • Principles of Health Promotion
  • Exercise Prescription throughout the lifespan
  • Inclusive Physical Activity
  • Biomechanics

Third Year

Semester 5

  • Composition and Performance
  • Psychology of Participation in Physical Activity
  • Athletics and Aquatics Specialisation
  • Introduction to understanding Sport & Research

Semester 6

  • Research in Action
  • Leadership through Outdoor Activities
  • Sports Medicine
  • Health, Lifestyle disease and exercise prescription

By completing the course program, graduates are qualified to work as –

  • Community sports manager
  • Community recreation manager
  • Recreation officer
  • Sports development officer
  • Health educator/administrator

This degree provides opportunities for entry/articulation into a range of specific career options (including but not limited to):

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Sports administration
  • Sports events management
  • Education
  • Health and sport research
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