Leads to a career in sport and health. Specialise in PE teaching, Sports Admin or Athletic Performance.
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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- Entry requirements:
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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. For students enrolling in the Bachelor of Health and Movement (Sport) in 2013, this can be achieved by transferring in 2014 into the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education), which the College is currently seeking to accredit with the relevant federal government regulatory bodies. For more information on this transfer, see Course Outcomes.
The Bachelor of Health & Movement (Sport) Degree, 2013 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).
||Integrating & Elective Units|
||Principles of Movement
|Movement: An Historical Perspective|
Application of Movement
|Anatomy and Physiology
||Health: A Sociological Perspective
|Applied Exercise Physiology
for Physical Activity
|Mechanics of Human
Movement and Performance
and Using Research
||Athletics in the Community
||Current Health Issues 2:
|Physical Activity Across
|Raising Health Awareness|
||Inclusive Physical Activity
||Health Advocacy in Action
Health through the Lifespan
Sociological Issues in Sport
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
- Sports development officers
This course delivers the required discipline background for secondary school teaching in Physical and Health Education. At the end of their first year of study, students wishing to pursue a career in teaching will be able to transfer to the second year of the Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education) (BEd [PHE]). The BEd (PHE) is not yet ready for 2013 as it is subject to accreditation from federal government regulators, TEQSA and AITSL. Once accredited, the BEd (PHE) will begin in 2014. As both the BH&M and the BEd (PHE) have identical first year units, transfer between the degrees for students enrolling in the BH&M in 2013 will be facilitated without disadvantage.
- Sports Administration
Graduates interested in specialising in Sports Administration or Management should consider the Graduate Diploma of Sports Administration.