The Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity requires three years full-time (or the equivalent part-time). The course is offered by the Faculty of Education, Humanities and Law.

Admission requirements

The minimum requirements for consideration for entry to all undergraduate courses are specified in detail in the University Entry Requirements.

Course aims

The course aims to:

  • provide students with an understanding of sport and physical activity policy frameworks and legal requirements;
  • introduce students to the diversity across fields of sport and physical activity;
  • establish the foundations for students to become effective professionals in, and advocates for, sport and physical activity;
  • equip students with a wider knowledge base by combining the study of sport and physical activity with other areas including health and nutrition, tourism and business;
  • provide students with an understanding of the significance of sport and physical activity within the context of a healthy lifestyle.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course students will be able to:

  • work ethically and collectively with colleagues to achieve high quality, equitable sport and physical activity outcomes for the wider community;
  • recognise the role of sport and physical activity within a contemporary healthy lifestyle;
  • apply knowledge about how sport and physical activity is created in a range of settings;
  • work both independently and collaboratively and focus on real-world applications of their knowledge
  • utilise various means to learn about individuals, their communities, and their social and cultural environments within sport and physical activity settings;
  • demonstrate a deep, broad and critical understanding of the content and principles of sport and physical activity;
  • display an understanding of the role of elite sporting environments, community sporting settings and community health-based physical activity within a contemporary healthy lifestyle;
  • develop an appropriate range of sport and physical activity practices;
  • motivate individuals to engage, learn, value and participate in a diverse range of sport and physical activity settings;
  • promote the multiple benefits of a physically active lifestyle and encourage lifelong adherence to physically active and healthy living;
  • recognise the significance of engaging in, and understanding, research within the discipline of sport and physical activity as a lifelong academic and educational tool;
  • demonstrate a working knowledge and understanding of one or more fields of study including health and nutrition, tourism and business.

Program of study

To qualify for the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Activity, a student must complete 108 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study:

No more than 45 units of first year level topics may be included in the 108 units for the degree.

Core - Year 1 topics

36 units comprising:

BUSN1022 Marketing Principles (4.5 units)
COMS1001 Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)
HLPE1550 Introduction to Sport and Physical Activity (4.5 units)
HLPE1531 Inclusive and Adaptive Practices in Sport and Physical Education (4.5 units)
HLPE1551 Sport in Society (4.5 units)
NUTD1106 Nutrition, Physical Activity and Health (4.5 units)
TOUR1101 Introduction to International Tourism Management (4.5 units)
And one of:
TOUR1102 Interpretive Tour Guiding (4.5 units)
TOUR1103 Event Design and Practice A (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

27 units comprising:

HLPE2300 Psychology of Sport Participation and Performance (4.5 units)
HLPE2401 Sport Industry Professional Experience Preparation (0 units)
HLPE2530 Physical Activity and Health (4.5 units)
HLPE2531 Sport and Physical Education (4.5 units)
HLPE2532 Exercise Physiology for Physical Educators (4.5 units)
HLTH1101 Health Promotion for Health Professionals (4.5 units)
HLTH2106 Project Management for Health Promotion (4.5 units)

Option - Year 2 topics

Choose 9 units from:

BUSN1011 Accounting For Managers (4.5 units)
BUSN2020 Consumer Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3033 Occupational Health and Safety (4.5 units)
DSRS1201 Perspectives of Disability and Rehabilitation (4.5 units)
DSRS1206 Health Issues and Disability (4.5 units)
DSRS1216 Introduction to Principles of Learning (4.5 units)
DSRS4101 Leisure, Arts and Disability (4.5 units)
HLPE2301 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 1: Resistance Training (4.5 units)
HLPE2402 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 2: Physiological Testing (4.5 units)
HLPE3532 Introduction to Outdoor Education (4.5 units)
NUTD2101 Nutrition Across the Lifecycle (4.5 units)
NUTD2105 Social and Ecological Perspectives on Food Choice (4.5 units)
TOUR1102 Interpretive Tour Guiding (4.5 units)
TOUR1103 Event Design and Practice A (4.5 units)
TOUR2101 Place, Culture and Tourism (4.5 units)
TOUR2103 Event Design and Practice B (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

22.5 units comprising:

HLPE3531 Skill Acquisition and Biomechanics for Physical Educators (4.5 units)
HLPE3533 Applied Exercise Science (4.5 units)
HLPE3534 Introduction to Sport Coaching, Management and Administration (4.5 units)
HLPE3550 Industry Placement Field Project (4.5 units)
NUTD3203 Nutrition for Sports Performance (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Choose 13.5 units from:

BUSN2020 Consumer Behaviour (4.5 units)
BUSN2038 Human Resource Management (4.5 units)
BUSN3027 E-Business (4.5 units)
BUSN3033 Occupational Health and Safety (4.5 units)
DSRS2233 Community Development, Funding & Tendering in Human Services (4.5 units)
DSRS4100 Rehabilitation and Mental Health (4.5 units)
DSRS4111 Introduction to Intellectual Disability (4.5 units
HLPE3532 Introduction to Outdoor Education (4.5 units)
HLPE3551 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 3: Resistance Training Practicum (4.5 units)
HLPE3552 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 4: Current Trends in Strength and Conditioning (4.5 units)
HLPE3601 Strength and Conditioning Coaching 5: Sport Coaching Science (4.5 units)
NUTD3107 Public Health and Community Nutrition (4.5 units)
NUTD3101 Fundamentals of Nutritional Epidemiology (4.5 units)
TOUR2101 Place, Culture and Tourism (4.5 units)
TOUR2103 Event Design and Practice B (4.5 units)
TOUR3101 Contemporary Issues in Tourism (4.5 units)

Honours

Sport, Health and Physical Activity (Honours)