Bachelor of health science sport

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If you have a desire to learn how scientific techniques can be applied to sports, games and recreational activities, then the Bachelor of Health Science (Sport) from ACPE is perfect for you. If you have a keen interest in learning about the human body in action, how to push performance to its very peak and allow athletes to fulfil their potential or just help people stay fit and healthy - then this course is for you. Combining industry focused lectures with specialist practical training, students of all ages can receive a realistic snapshot into the dynamic health science industry. 

This course embeds a hands-on approach where you will gain specialist vocational training to prepare you to work in coaching and instruction of sports at the community level. It is also relevant to sport trainers and other professionals who want to develop a certain set of skills to inform individuals or groups with specific health needs and conditions how to apply current physical and psychological theory to the world of sports.

Commence on campus (July 2017) or online (May 2017). Call us on 1300 302 867 to discuss your study options, or enquire online.

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On campus (July 2017) or Online (May 2017)




3Y FT or PT equivalent




The study of sports science involves applying scientific principles to sports, exercise, and the ability of the body to perform physically. This degree has been developed to recognise the increasing evidence that sport and physical activity play an important role in health and wellbeing. 

This degree can lead to many different educational and career opportunities. You will gain a substantial understanding of human movement and sport, and be introduced to health promotion principles to improve wellbeing through sport. You will learn about the science behind applied movement in the areas of human anatomy, skill acquisition, biomechanics and physiology.

The Bachelor of Health Science (Sport) is divided into three major study areas -

  • The Determinants of Health (Core) Stream introduces students to health promotion principles and provides an understanding of the social, psychological and cultural factors influencing general health and wellbeing.
  • The Bioscience (Core) Stream provides a background in the structure and function of the human body and explores the concepts of exercise physiology.
  • The Sport (Major) Stream provides an understanding on how and why the human body moves and the factors that limit, and or enhance, the ability to move in sport.

What you'll learn

The Bachelor of Health Science (Sport) Degree can be completed in three years of full-time study. The degree program is divided into six semesters.

Semester 1

  • Understanding Health
  • Application of Maths and Statistics for Health and Sport
  • Chemistry I
  • Principles of Movement

Semester 2

  • Biology I
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy & Physiology
  • Biochemistry and Nutrition
  • Theory & Application of Playing Sport

Semester 3

  • Professional Integrity
  • Systems Anatomy & Physiology
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Strength and Conditioning

Semester 4

  • Principles of Health Promotion
  • Biomechanics
  • Inclusive Physical Activity
  • Athletics and Aquatics Specialisation

Semester 5

  • Human Pathophysiology and Pharmacology
  • Research Design and Epidemiology
  • Psychology of Participation in Physical Activity
  • Composition and Performance

Semester 6

  • Psychology
  • Health and Physical Assessment
  • Leadership Through Outdoor Activities
  • Research in Action (Sport)

Where this degree can take you

Interested to learn how your muscles move while exercising? Want to turn your love of health and sport into a rewarding career? Ready to help athletes of all ages perform at their best? If you can see a future where you work as a Recreation Officer or Sports Development Officer, then the practical focused Bachelor of Health Science (sport) is calling you.

Job titles you could hold:

  • Sport, Leisure & Recreation Officer
  • Community Sport Manager
  • Active After-Care Provider
  • Indigenous Sports Development Officer

Further study options:

  • Coaching
  • Sports Marketing
  • Sports Administration
  • Health & Sport Research

Job Growth Insight


people will be employed as Welfare, Recreation & Community Arts Workers by 2018

Meet ACPE Student

ACPE is known for their focus on physical and health. The idea of studying with other like-minded people who are passionate about health and fitness was really appealing. ACPE has a fantastic reputation in the industry and therefore completing a degree at ACPE, whilst exceptionally educational, would be highly respected in the industry.
Katheen Breen
Bachelor of Health Science (Exercise)

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