Bachelor of Health Promotion

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Australian College of Physical Education
  • Awarded by

    Australian College of Physical Education

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode


  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availableUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full-time

  • Start Date

    Enquire now for upcoming start dates

  • Career Outcomes

    Policy and Project Officer | Health Promotion Officer | Community Health Worker | Youth Health Worker | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    The Bachelor of Health Promotion from Australian College of Physical Education will equip you with job-ready skills and networks to work in a wide range of industries which require a health promotion specialist. Graduates will work in making a positive impact on the health of both individuals and the broader community.

    You'll develop strong theoretical knowledge of health promotion principles and practical skills via industry work placement which can lead to employment in your desired field.

    It is an integrated qualification with 3 years of full-time study, and is fully online but has selected units which can be done face-to-face if preferred.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

  • Subject Breakdown

    The course is split into 4 core study areas:

    • Health Promotion Discipline Units - examining how health promotion combines education, organisation, economic and political activities.
    • Core Health Discipline Units - looking into the social model of health and key concepts in global health.
    • Health Science Discipline Units - which involve study of psychology, nutrition, physical activity and social development.
    • Professional Skills and Work Integrated Learning Units - provide structured and guided work placements to develop practical skills and experience, ensuring job readiness when you graduate. You can opt to develop your interest area based on placement availabilities.

    Subjects you may study include:

    Year 1:

    • Understanding Health
    • Health Priorities for Australia
    • Foundations of Health Promotion
    • Physical Literacy for Children & Young People
    • Health & Physical Activity: A Sociological Perspective
    • Introduction to the Australian Healthcare System
    • Epidemiology & Statistics
    • Physical Activity and Social Development

    Year 2: 

    • Health Promotion Strategies
    • Psychology of Behaviour Change
    • Global Health
    • Professional Communication
    • Health Promotion in Action
    • Nutrition as Medicine
    • Evidence Based Practice
    • Leadership

    Year 3:

    • Health Promotion in Challenging Contexts
    • Environmental Health
    • Work Integrated Learning 1
    •  Elective 1
    • Program Planning
    • Health Policy & Advocacy
    • Work Integrated Learning 2
    • Elective 2

    Elective Options:

    • Youth Health & Resilience
    • Inclusive Health & Physical Activity
    • Event Planning & Program Management
    • Professional Integrity
    • Research in Action (Sport)
    • Promoting Physical Activity
    • Entrepreneurship in the Sport Industry
    • Sport & Human Resource Management
  • Why Australian College of Physical Education?

    The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

    ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

    A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

    ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

    **Want to get a feel for what it's like to study with ACPE? Head to their Open Day held at their Sydney campus on Saturday, February 2nd. Enquire now for more event info.**


    All student testimonials for Australian College of Physical Education

    "ACPE has been great in understanding and being flexible to my needs as a student but also as a full-time athlete living mostly overseas. This is one of the main reasons i chose to study at ACPE because I had heard of the support given to elite athletes. The staff and unit co-ordinators within my faculty and course and have been overly helpful and always given me the best chance to complete all tasks wherever O am in the world. I would definitely recommend ACPE and my course in particular to anyone looking to study but to also have a good balance in life whether personal or sporting, and I am very grateful for having the support of ACPE."

  • Where will this course take you?

    You'll graduate with a Bachelor of Health Promotion from the Australian College of Physical Education.

    After doing work placement, you'll have skills and networks to gain employment in your desired field within the health promotion industry.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in allied health could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Allied Health Assistant, Physiotherapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Medical Imaging Assistant, Nutrition Assistant, Therapy Assistant, Rehabilitation Assistant, Speech Pathology Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Nursing Support Worker, Ward Assistant, Patient Care Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Wardsperson, Patient Services Assistant, Operating Theatre Technician, Orderly.

  • Let's talk price

    The full cost of this course is $48,035 - $49,421 (depending on elective).

    The College is accredited as an Institute of Higher Education by the Commonwealth Government, allowing eligible domestic ACPE students to access FEE-HELP.

    There are also other financial assistance packages available to assist students. Enquire for more information.

    Full fee students are NOT eligible for HECS (the Higher Education Contribution Scheme).


    You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!

    This course can be paid for through the FEE-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 $47,014 (2021-22 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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