Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Honours)

Course information for - 2023 entry

Offered at 3 locations

Study mode
Attendance, Multi-mode
Duration
1 year full-time or equivalent part-time
ATAR
N/A
Fees (first year)*

$11716 CSP

Start dates
Semester 1 intake: Not available
Midyear (Semester 2) intake: Beginning July 2023
Applications open April 2023

Overview

This is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have already completed a relevant Bachelor degree.

Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Honours) students will be able to:

  • understand what’s needed to apply, explain, control and practice complex human performance behaviours
  • develop research skills
  • prepare for higher degree studies at the masters and doctoral level.

In an increasingly competitive job market, an honours degree will give you an edge over candidates who just have an undergraduate degree.

Careers

Our graduates have pursued careers in:

  • health and fitness consultation
  • research
  • sports coaching
  • recreation organisations
  • government and non-government health agencies
  • health promotion

Graduates can also become health and physical education (PE) teachers or teach personal development in secondary schools provided they also complete a Graduate Diploma.

Course details

Course structure

To complete the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Honours), a student must complete 80 credit points (cp).

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Sample program map

Year - Study periodUnit 1Unit 2Unit 3Unit 4Unit 5

Year 1 - Semester 1

HLSC406 Research Methods in Biomedical and Health Sciences Research

HLSC407 Communicating Research in Biomedical and Health Sciences

HLSC408 Qualitative Research Methods in Health Science


OR


HLSC409 Statistics for Biomedical and Health Sciences Research

HLSC407 Communicating Research in Biomedical and Health Sciences

Year 1 - Semester 2

EXSC408 Honours Thesis (Part B)

This is a sample program only and units will vary depending on your campus and mode of study. Please refer to the handbook for the prerequisite units and the current listing.

Students should contact their Course Coordinator to discuss whether to enrol in HLSC404 or HLSC405.

AQF framework

Graduate Certificate - AQF Level 8

Additional course information

Supervision and Examination of the Honours Thesis

The thesis will be prepared under the guidance of a supervisor appointed by the School Committee on the advice of the Head of School.

On completion of the course of study and research the candidate shall submit a written thesis based on work carried out during the period of study and research. Examination and assessment of the thesis will be congruent with the current Faculty Policy Pertaining to Students Undertaking Honours.

Students will be required to attend and participate in graduate seminars organised by the School.

Entry requirements

An applicant must also comply with the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

International students need to meet the English Language Proficiency requirements as defined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy.

To be eligible to apply for admission to the course, a student must have completed a relevant bachelor degree and attained a GPA of 5.50 in that degree.

Disclaimer: The course entry requirements above are for 2023 Admission.

English language requirements

Applicants require an academic IELTS minimum overall score of 6.5 (with a minimum score of 6.0 in all bands), or an equivalent acceptable test score as outlined in the Admission to Coursework Programs Policy (Schedule 3).

Inherent requirement

There are essential components of a course or unit that demonstrate the capabilities, knowledge and skills to achieve the core learning outcomes of that course or unit. You will need to be able to meet these inherent requirements to complete your course.

Learn more about inherent requirements for your course and how they affect you

Pathways

Further study

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in exercise science. Graduates may also be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Fees

Course costs

Average first year fee*

$11716 CSP

All costs are calculated using current rates and are based on a full-time study load of 40 credit points (normally 4 units) per semester.

A student’s annual fee may vary in accordance with:

  • the number of units studied per semester;
  • the choice of major or specialisation; and
  • elective units.

The University reviews fees annually.

Payment options

You should be able to concentrate on getting good marks instead of worrying about how you’ll pay your fees. We have a number of options that can help you ease the financial burden, including government assistance, scholarships and income support.

Explore your options 

Scholarships

 You could be eligible for one of the hundreds of scholarships we award each year to help students from across the university with the cost of studying, accommodation or overseas study opportunities. Some of our scholarships are awarded on the basis of merit, but these aren’t just for the academically gifted; ACU also recognises excellence in community engagement and leadership. We also offer a range of scholarships for those who may be struggling financially or who have faced other barriers to accessing education.  

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How to apply

Deferment

No deferment available.

 

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