Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science - Honours

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00004G

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.


80 credit points.


  • 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

Standard 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.

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.

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