Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science - Honours

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

This is a one-year degree for high-achieving students who have already completed a relevant Bachelor degree. Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science (Honours) students will be able to: understand what's needed to apply, explain, control and practice complex human performance behaviours; develop research skills; prepare for higher degree studies at the Masters and Doctoral level. Possible careers include working as a fitness assessor or trainer, in health promotion, or as a health and fitness consultant. Graduates can also become health and physical education (PE) teachers or teach personal development in secondary schools provided they also complete a Graduate Diploma. In an increasingly competitive job market, an honours degree will give you an edge over candidates who just have an undergraduate degree.

Entry Requirements:

To be eligible to apply for admission to the course, a student must have completed a relevant bachelor degree and attained a GPA of 5.75 in that degree.


80 credit points.

Subjects you can Study:

Growth, motor development and ageing; Nutrition and exercise; Anatomical foundations of exercise science; Physiological bases of exercise; Self and community: exploring the anatomy of modern society; Research and ethics in exercise science; Foundations of health promotion; plus more

Study Pathways:

Graduates may be eligible to progress to a postgraduate coursework degree in exercise science. Graduates may also be eligible to undertake a Master of Philosophy or Doctor of Philosophy.

Further information:

Graduates can work as health and fitness consultants, research assistants, sports coaches, recreation leaders, and in government and non-government health agencies.

Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Part time 2 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Part time 2 years
Strathfield (Mount Saint Mary) No info No Full time 1 year
Melbourne (St Patrick's) No info No Full time 1 year
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 2 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 1 year
Australian Catholic University (ACU) commenced operation on 1 January 1991. The University has seven campuses in Adelaide, Ballarat, Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, and Sydney (2 campuses) and teaches courses throughout Australia and overseas. The University was formed by the amalgamation of four Catholic institutions of higher education in eastern Australia, and is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (Australian Catholic University Ltd).

ACU is a public university open to all, a Table A listed higher education provider under the Higher Education Support Act 2003, and a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities, and the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The University is a member of Universities Australia (formerly the Australian Vice-Chancellors' Committee).

The three foundation Faculties are Arts and Sciences, Education, and Health Sciences. The Faculty of Theology and Philosophy commenced operation on 1 January 2009 and the Faculty of Business commenced operation on 1 January 2010.

ACU graduates are high achievers and enjoy one of the best rates of employment in Australia. ACU students undertake work experience throughout their studies, with many students finding jobs using their professional skills even before they have graduated.

ACU's small friendly campuses, small class sizes (student to teacher ratio of 18.5:1), easy access to teaching staff and outstanding student support services allows students to achieve their full potential.

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