Previously, Australia's rapidly-growing fitness industry required vocational qualifications as an entry point. This program incorporates this vocational requirement while delivering a higher level of qualification - namely, an undergraduate degree. It combines the theory and practice of the field - motivation and learning, ethics, communication, and administration are each balanced with the 'hard yard' demands of practical training. Designed by professional fitness association members, providers of current industry accreditation, and academics with industry experience, the program is divided into four strands - Fitness Studies, Vocational Education Training (VET) and Management, Fitness Science and Professional Skill Development.

Course Fee:

Australian: $45,665
International: $69,048

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent


The course program is divided into 6 semesters, each of 12 weeks duration. Study involves approximately 17 contact hours a week, (excluding examination and study weeks). At the completion of first year, students are qualified to work as personal trainers. Many students launch personal training careers while undertaking second and third year studies, a model of experiential learning that accelerates academic development.

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Study Pathways:

This degree program offers the option to exit after 2 years of successful study with an Associate Degree. Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) or credit transfer based on prior study completed at associate diploma level or above and/or prior industry/professional experience (up to 50% of the curriculum).

Further information:

Scholarships are available to successful applicants.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Sydney Olympic Park No info Yes Full time 3 years
Sydney Olympic Park No info Yes Part time 6 years
Established in 1917, the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is a leading national provider of Bachelor degrees in sport, health, education, and dance. ACPE's Bachelor and Graduate Diploma courses are nationally accredited degree programs. ACPE is a private higher education institution registered with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency and part of Study Group Australia. Study amongst the sporting elite at ACPE's purpose-built campus in the mecca of sports excellence, Sydney Olympic Park.

Recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly University, the only private college of its kind to receive this prestigious status, ACPE has an Elite Athlete & Coach Program designed to facilitate elite athletes and coaches to study alongside their professional sporting career to enhance their future prospects. par

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