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Bachelor of Health & Movement

Whether you want to help a specific group of individuals or an entire community improve their well-being, the Bachelor of Health & Movement from ACPE will be your ticket to success. From working as a recreation officer to providing support as a health promotion professional, graduates can turn their love of health and movement into a dynamic career.

The study of health and movement is a personally rewarding and increasingly important field in today’s world. Health and Movement studies take an approach combining learning in the areas of health, movement and science.

This degree offers two areas of specialisation in either sports or health promotion.

The Bachelor of Health and Movement (Sport Stream) is also a pathway for the Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education).

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  • Course duration

    3 years full time or part time equivalent
  • Study mode

    Face to face with selected subjects available online
  • Online learning

    Selected subjects available online
    Online subjects are taught with a viable cohort of students. If the cohort is not the right size for interactive learning students may be asked to attend on campus.
  • Intakes
    29 July 2019
    2 March 2020
    27 July 2020

    FEE-HELP approved (for domestic students)
    Payment plans & direct payment available
    Tuition payment arrangements must be confirmed upon admission to the college.
  • Transfer credit

    An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning at the time of applying for entry to an award course of the college.

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Course overview

An overview of the Bachelor of Health & Movement.

About the course

The study of the human body is a personally rewarding and increasingly important field in today’s world. Health and Movement studies take a practical, hands-on approach. This degree combines courses in health, movement and science, and a major in community health or sport, to help you arrive at a complete, real-world understanding of your field.

The Bachelor of Health and Movement (Sport Stream) is also a pathway for the Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education).

Degree Specialisation

Sport specialisation

If your future involves working within the sports industry but you’re not sure where, then you should specialise in sport. Focusing on planning, applying and practicing exercises in a variety of education and community environments, this specialisation offers students the flexibility to enter a range of industries.

Health Promotion specialisation

Do you have a passion for helping others? Are you ready to share your love of health and movement with the wider community? Well if you’re looking to make a real difference in someone else’s life, then specialising in health promotion is perfect for you. Combining health promotion principles with specific exercise programs, students will receive the hands on training they need to forge a rewarding career within the community health industry. After graduation, students can even choose to further their studies in public health, education or social work.

Course streams

The Bachelor of Health & Movement is divided into three core study areas plus one specialisation.

  • 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.

Degree Specialisation

  • The Health Promotion (Major) Stream provides students with the knowledge and skills in health promotion principles and models, and their application in the real world.
  • The Sport (Major) Stream provides an understanding on the application of sociological and community approaches to sport, games and recreation.

Course structure – Health Specialisation

The full time course structure for the Bachelor of Health & Movement.

The Bachelor of Health & Movement degree can be completed in three years of full-time study. The degree program is divided into six semesters.

Semester 1

  • Understanding Health
  • Introduction to Performance and Exercise Psychology
  • Sport & the Social Context
  • Skill Acquisition

Semester 2

  • Health: A Sociological Perspective
  • Health Priorities for Australia
  • Theory & Application of Playing Sport
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology

Semester 3

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

Semester 4

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

Semester 5

  • Introduction to Understanding Community Health Research
  • Youth Health and Resilience
  • Health and Activity for Diverse Populations
  • Raising Health Awareness

Semester 6

  • Advanced Training Principles and Exercise Prescription
  • Planning Health Promotion Programs
  • Sustainable Health in Local Communities
  • Research in Action (Community Health)

Course outcomes

Discover where a Bachelor of Health & Movement can take you.

Career opportunities

  • Community Health Worker
  • Recreation Officer
  • Youth Health Worker
  • Health Development Officer

Further study options

  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Sports Events Management
  • Public Health
  • Social / Community Work
  • Education


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