Australian College of Physical Education
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3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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Preparing you for professional employment in the fitness industry, this Bachelor of Health Science (Fitness) course goes far beyond basic fitness training and provides a broad understanding of human body systems, physiology and anatomy and the role of exercise, nutrition and lifestyle factors in maintaining optimal health.
You will become familiar with health promotional strategies, motivational techniques and be trained to create tailored nutritional and exercise recommendations for diverse groups. This qualification also includes important information for those wishing to start or manage a small business enterprise in the fitness industry.
Delivered on campus (with selected subjects available online) at ACPE, you will have access to state-of-the-art facilities and experienced teachers.
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:
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.
"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 (Fitness) from the Australian College of Physical Education.
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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