Diploma of Health Science / Bachelor of Health Science-Health and Physical Education

Western Sydney University

The Health and Physical Education (HPE) program brings together a comprehensive foundation of health sciences, understanding of physical activity, and skills in interacting with people. The course explores challenging areas of personal development, including youth health issues, sexuality, drugs, psychology and risk-taking behaviours, as well as general health science, including human biology, health systems, health promotion and research. Facilities are state of the art, including a new gymnasium and a renovated dance and gym studio, and practical experience is a strong feature of the program. The program is a popular pathway to a Master of Teaching degree, and then on to a teaching career. Teaching opportunities can be extended beyond HPE by studying electives, such as science and mathematics, where students gain a second teaching area in a subject of their choice. Graduates also work as personal trainers, sports coaches, research assistants, and community-based recreation.

Entry Requirements:

Completed an English unit in the NSW Higher School Certificate, or competency in English at IELTS 6.0 equivalent (unless a native speaker) or passed The College English test at IELTS 6.0 equivalent or passed The College Foundation Studies Academic English unit at C grade level or higher. Met other entry requirements such as an ATAR identified prior to the offer of a place, or completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher. All students must have a Child Protection Certificate, Working with Children Check, First Aid Certificate.


260 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Health and physical education

Study Pathways:

The first year of this course is delivered by Western Sydney University The College as an agent of Western Sydney University via extended face-to-face hours in smaller learning environments. A Diploma in Health Science is also available at the end of the first year of the course.

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
WS, The College, Nirimba 55 Yes Full time 3 years
WS, The College, Nirimba 55 Yes Part time 6 years
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Provider CRICOS: 00917K; 02851G (WS, The College)

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