Australian College of Physical Education
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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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Health Promotion Officer | Dancer | Dance Teacher | Dance Studio Advisor
Taking a scientific approach to movement, its function and implications on the health of the human body, this Bachelor of Health Science (Dance) from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), offers a new perspective on dance as both a form of art and exercise.
Focusing on the physiology and biomechanics of choreography and dance styles, this course provides you with a deep understanding of the functions of the body and how best to condition it through exercise. Students will learn how to apply scientific principles to dance movements and develop a greater understanding of dance techniques and apply health science knowledge to improve dance performance.
The course is ideally suited to those wishing to pursue a career in dance below the level of elite performer, and is offered on campus (with selected subjects available online) at ACPE.
Study dance at ACPE
To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
In this health science course, the subjects you will study include:
Students undertake one of the following three electives:
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.**
"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."
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 online with some on-campus components (blended learning).
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Health Science (Dance) from the Australian College of Physical Education.
This qualification will allow you to pursue a career that combines your passion for dance with a deeper understanding of health sciences. Such a unique skillset qualifies you to work across both the public and private sectors to promote the growing interest in dance and its health benefits.
Wondering where a career in fitness could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.
Affordable payment plans are also available.
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 $55,874 (2017-18 income year).
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