Bachelor of Exercise Science / Bachelor of Applied Public Health

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This dual degree program combines core curricula from Exercise Science with that of Applied Public Health. 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. Applied 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. The studies in Outdoor Recreation enable the application of this core knowledge base in the community and across populations through various settings, and allow students to understand the need for increased nature based play and engagement. There is a strong body of contemporary research that highlights the importance of the natural environments and their contribution to health and wellbeing. Participation in these activities also offers the participants opportunities to engage in risk assessment, safety management and activities which build resilience. From a public health perspective, children, youth, and families must have the opportunity to incorporate the key concepts of risk, protection, and resilience in their lives to develop and maintain healthy life choices and wellbeing.

Course Fee:


International: $91,744

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. VIC Prerequisites: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English, and a study score of at least 25 in one of mathematics (any), biology, chemistry, outdoor and environmental studies, psychology, physical education, health or physics at year 12 level.

Structure:

320 credit points. Students are required to complete 200 hours of volunteer experience within a community-based organisation during the third and fourth year of the course. Partner organisations are selected in view of how they engage communities within organised, professional frameworks.

Subjects you can Study:

Exercise science; Public health

Study Pathways:

An Honours year is available to meritorious students, with a grade point average of 5.75, who meet the admission requirements for either the Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science (Honours), the Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Honours)) or the Bachelor of Applied Public Health (Honours). Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in either the discipline of exercise science or public health.

Further information:

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.

Recognition:

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 Australia (PHAA).

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 62.1 No Part time 8 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 62.1 No Full time 4 years
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

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