Charles Sturt University
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The Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) course offered by Charles Sturt University will give you the professional skills and training needed to forge a career in the health and leisure industries. In addition to a comprehensive subject range covering health psychology, legal and ethical issues, the sociology of health care and leisure programming, this online health science course provides you with the opportunity to specialise in either community leisure or diversional therapy.
If you choose not to study the entire Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) degree you may be able to complete an alternative program. This is beneficial for students who need to develop a specialisation or who prefer not to commit to the whole study period. Depending on the units studied, you can exit with the Associate Degree in Health Science (Leisure and Health).
To apply for this course, you must submit a two-page essay outlining how the course will benefit your work as a practising health professional, as well as aid you in promoting health and leisure. In addition, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Students will also require criminal record clearance, a senior first aid certificate and relevant immunisation to apply. Applications for distance education and postgraduate courses are accepted all year round. Provided you are eligible for admission, your application will be held for consideration in the next available intake.
In this health science course, the subjects you will study include: Core subjects:
Community health and leisure strand:
Plus one of the following sequences:
Plus one unrestricted elective subject. Diversional therapy strand:
Plus one of the following sequences:
Plus one unrestricted elective subject.
CSU offers a range of student support services, academic learning support and skills development for all its distance education students. Studying with CSU, you will have access to your online subjects, Student Services, the CSU Library, forums and your exam results through student.csu, a personalised online portal.
You will also have entry into CSU Interact, a scholarly environment that connects students and staff online. Each subject you’re enrolled in will have its own subject site housed within CSU Interact, giving you access to learning content, tools and subject forums.
This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:
You can also choose to study this course entirely online.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) from Charles Sturt University.
Leisure and health are more closely tied than ever before, and in recent years the number of opportunities for enthusiastic health professionals in this area has blossomed. Upon completion of your studies, you will be eligible to work in a wide range of health settings or in various other community development roles. You will be able to help more people stay healthier and happier, for longer.
Wondering where a career in aged care could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
If you are an Australian citizen you may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP, meaning you can defer payment of your course fees. Additionally, if you are an Australian resident you may also be eligible to receive Austudy/Abstudy or Youth Allowance. CSU provides access to a range of scholarships and loans to help its students with the costs associated with university study.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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