Bachelor of Health Science - Leisure and Health

Charles Sturt University

This degree equips students with the practical and theoretical knowledge and skills you'll need to meet the leisure, health and well being needs of your community. It aims to empower students to improve people's quality of life in the areas of social support and care.

Course Fee:

International: $84,000

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent; short essay. Applicants must currently or have previously worked in a relevant area of employment related to the proposed study (e.g in aged care, disabilities, mental health, youth at risk, etc)


192 points (24 subjects). It has two strands. The first is the Diversional Therapy strand which consists of 12 core subjects (96 points), a restricted elective sequence of six subjects (56 points) and 5 free electives (40 points). The second strand is the Community Leisure and Health strand which consists of 12 core subjects (96 points), a restricted elective sequence of 7 subjects (56 points) and 5 free electives (40 points).

Subjects you can Study:

Leisure and health studies; Diversional therapy

Study Pathways:

Charles Sturt University frequently recognises prior learning including study at other institutions in many of its degrees. Each request for credit is individually assessed prior to the commencement of the course.

Further information:

This course addresses the growing demand for professionals in the leisure and health fields. Students may elect to exit with the Associate Degree in Health Science (Leisure and Health) after completing 128 points (equivalent to 16 subjects).


The Diversional Therapy Association of Australia National Council (DTAANC)provides accreditation to the Diversional Therapy strand in both the Bachelor and Associate Degrees.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00005F

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Distance Education No info Yes Online 6 years

What are we most proud of?

CSU is the university with Australia’s highest graduate employment rate. Our graduates also have one of the highest starting salaries in Australia.*

That isn’t by accident

At CSU, we pack our courses full of hands-on learning in our world-class facilities. We focus all our energy on getting you ready for the job you want, as we believe that having a job you love is the key to living a full and happy life. You benefit, your family benefits and our communities benefit. 


It’s a word that means a lot to us. What is your education worth? What is getting a job that fulfils you worth? What is being able to study while working worth? What is being able to gain the same qualification whether you’re living in major city or a tiny town worth? 

To us – everything

CSU’s ethos is ‘Yindyamarra Winhanganha’, a Wiradjuri phrase meaning ‘the wisdom of respectfully knowing how to live well in a world worth living in’. It’s this wisdom that we strive to achieve every day for our students, our communities and ourselves. 

Insightful, inclusive, impactful and inspiring

These are our values, derived from our ethos. We believe that by working together, with these values as our guide, we can make this a world worth living in. And we think that something as simple as helping you get the job of your dreams is a good place to start.

*Australian University Ratings and Rankings 2017/2018, The Good Universities Guide. 

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