Bachelor of Physical Activity for Health

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Australian College of Physical Education
  • Awarded by

    Australian College of Physical Education

  • Qualification

    Bachelor's Degree

  • Study Mode

    On campus

  • Payment Options

    FEE-HELP may be availablePayment planUpfront payment

  • Duration

    3 years full time or part-time equivalent

  • Start Date

    7 August 2023 or 4 March 2024

  • Location


  • Course Fee

    Price may vary

  • Career Outcomes

    Sports Manager | Community Development Worker | Public Health Advisor | Sport Development Manager | View all

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  • In a Nutshell

    The Bachelor of Physical Activity for Health qualification from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) blends sport science, health, and movement to open up doors to a variety of further study options and careers.

    If you're looking to pursue a career in health-related fields and focus on sport and physical activity, this degree is well suited. You will learn how to plan, develop, evaluate and implement health initiatives and physical activity, all with the purpose of helping others become more physically active. This course will ensure you graduate work-ready, whether that be working for the Government, in community organisations, or in the private health sector.

    The Bachelor of Physical Activity for Health is also a direct pathway course into the Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education). The first year of both degrees have the same units. This means that if you qualify in your second year to transfer over, you don't lose any credits or time.

  • What You'll Need to Get In

    We are not ATAR dependent. Some options for entry are:

    • A minimum NSW HSC (Higher School Certificate) or equivalent meeting required standards in relevant subjects, or
    • An Associate Diploma, Diploma, Advanced Diploma, or Tertiary Preparation Certificate from a TAFE or other recognised VET provider qualification, or
    • One year of full-time or an equivalent study in a degree course at a recognised higher education institute in Australia or an equivalent.

    We also offer various alternative entry pathways. Enquire now for more information.

  • Subject Breakdown

    While completing this Bachelor of Physical Activity for Health qualification from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE), you will study subjects that include:

    • Understanding Health
    • Health Priorities for Australia
    • Skill Acquisition
    • Physical Literacy for Children & Young People
    • Health and Physical Activity: A Sociological Perspective
    • Physiology of Human Movement
    • Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy and Physiology  
    • Pedagogy for Physical Education & Sport
    • Professional Communication
    • Foundations of Health Promotion
    • Exercise Prescription
    • Inclusive Health and Physical Activity
    • Leadership
    • Nutrition as Medicine
    • Evidence-Based Practice
    • Promoting Physical Activity
  • 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, 15th July. 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."

  • Campus locations

    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).

  • Where will this course take you?

    On completion of this course, you will be awarded a nationally recognised Bachelor of Physical Activity for Health qualification from the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE). You will have gained skills and knowledge needed to start performing successfully in a range of roles involving health and sports science.

  • Career Outcomes

    Wondering where a career in Teaching could take you? Potential job outcomes may include; Primary School Teacher, Secondary School Teacher, Special Education Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Tutor, Education Administrator, Policy Developer, Vocational Education Teacher, University Lecturer.

  • Let's talk price

    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.


    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 $48,361 (2022-23 income year). 

    Find out more about government study loans here.

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