There is an increasing demand for highly trained individuals to lead and work in the sport, physical activity and recreation fields who have skills equal with, but not specific to, teacher education. Over the previous five years through both Federal and State Government initiatives (i.e., Active After Schools) and through providers of activity-based health interventions (i.e., personal trainers, fitness leaders, wilderness leaders) there is an increasing industry demand for highly trained individuals.
This non-teaching professional qualification will prepare you for a range of pathways in the sport, physical activity, leisure, personal training, sports management, wilderness and outdoor recreation industry. This non-teaching degree will lead to a professionalqualification that will prepare you for a rangeof pathways in the sport, physical activity, leisure,, personal training, sports management, wilderness and outdoor recreation industries. There is an emphasis on developing life-long skills that will promote healthy lifestyles andphysical fitness.
Students will have an opportunity to pursue an additional area of interest through a large range of electives and minors on offer, such as personal trainer, fitness leader, coaching, business management, human resources or marketing.
PLEASE NOTE: THIS DEGREE DOES NOT QUALIFY GRADUATES AS HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS. TO BECOME HEALTH & PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS STUDENTS ARE REQUIRED TO UNDERTAKE THE BACHELOR OF EDUCATION (43D) COURSE.
Admission & Prerequisites
Normal minimum University admission requirements apply.
International students will require an overall IELTS average of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 and DEAP overall 65% (60% writing).
The aim of this course is to develop skilled professionals who are able to work in a range of sport, physical activity and recreational careers.
Graduates of the course will be highly sought in the areas of sport and recreation leadership, community-based health management, coaching, fitness and wellness industry,sports management and wilderness recreation.
Articulation to/from Course
Students who have undertaken an appropriate course at another Australian or overseas institution of further education or TAFE college may apply to receive credit for such study. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies course.
Graduates from the course will have the opportunity to gain industry recognition in the Fitness Leader and Personal Training areas, AUSTSWIM, First Aid and in Australian Accredited Coaching Awards.
Work placement: This course contains a compulsory work-based component offered through 3 rd year unit "Organisation in Community Sport & Recreation". This unit is delivered through lectures, tutorials and through weekly sessions in the workplace. All work-based units are assessed through written assignments and completion of specific assessment indicators during the work placement.
The following Minors also include a compulsory work-based component: Fitness Leader; and Personal Training. Similarly the units will be delivered through lectures, tutorials and through block sessions in the workplace. Each student will be assigned a supervisor from the teaching staff of the Faculty of Education to support their workplace experience.