Health Sciences

Bachelor of Exercise Science / Bachelor of Public Health

The Bachelor of Exercise Science / Bachelor of Public Health double degree is suited to students who wish to improve community and population health through competent design, development, implementation and evaluation of Health Promotion programs to promote physical activity and recreation in the community.

This course combines core curricula from Exercise Science with that of Public Health and Health Promotion. Exercise Science core content provides an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control and biomechanical perspective. Public Health core content delivers a background in factors that determine health at the community and population level, and how these can be shaped to effect improvements in health.

To qualify students must complete 320 credit points comprising 170 credit points of Exercise Science units, 130 credit points from Public Health units, and 20 credit points from University Core units. Students are required to complete 200 hours of volunteer experience.

Graduates will be eligible for membership with the Australian Council of Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER). Graduates will also be eligible for membership of the Public Health Association of Australia (PHAA).

Graduates may work in national and international health agencies; state and federal government health departments; and advocacy and aid organisations.Career options for graduates include:

  • public health project officer
  • public health advocate
  • health promotion officer
  • health and fitness consultant
  • outdoor recreation leader
  • sports coach
  • epidemiologist
  • academic policy advisor