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Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Approved Abbreviation: BHlthSc(HPE)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4747.2

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089443D


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


Students should follow the course structure for the course version relevant to the year they commenced. This version applies to students whose commencement year in this course is Spring 2017 or later

Units may be revised or replaced to ensure students are provided with up to date curriculum throughout their studies, and this may result in a new course version. Refer to the Check My Course Progress page in MySR for the most up to date information for your course.

For commencement year 2016, please refer to: 4747.1 - Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

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.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

NameEmail
Course AdviceHealthSciences@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Admission

For local students admission is through UAC.

Assumed knowledge: Any 2 units of English

Recommended Studies: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education, or Community and Family Studies.

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

Applicants who have undertaken studies overseas may have to provide proof of proficiency in English.

Local and International applicants who are applying through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC) will find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on the UAC website. Local applicants applying directly to Western Sydney University should also use the information provided on the UAC website.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

For international students, admission is through direct application to the university with IELTS equal to 6.5 or above.

International students applying to Western Sydney University through the International Office can find details of minimum English proficiency requirements and acceptable proof on their website.

International Office

Overseas qualifications must be deemed by the Australian Education International - National Office of Overseas Skills Recognition (AEI-NOOSR) to be equivalent to Australian qualifications in order to be considered by UAC and Western Sydney University.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
In order to enrol in Second Year Autumn units, all students must have: 1. Working with Children Check. 2. First Aid Certificate. 3. Child Protection Certificate.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Note: At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Note: For placement in schools, students must complete a Child Protection Policies and Procedures module. This requirement is completed through tutorials and assessment in 400871 Professional Health Competencies.

Recommended Sequence

Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400880Fundamentals of Exercise Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400891Movement and Skill Development
101614Psychology and Health
400732Communication in Health

Year 2

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Spring session

400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
401411Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

Note: Unit 401411 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health replaces 400892 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health from Autumn 2020

401413Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies

Note: Unit 401413 Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies replaces 401239 Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies from Autumn 2020

Year 3

Autumn session

401169Coaching Sport and Recreation Activities
400894Contemporary Youth Health Issues
400886Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

And one elective

Spring session

400896Gymnastics and Dance
401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches

And two electives

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice
101614Psychology and Health
400732Communication in Health

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400880Fundamentals of Exercise Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Year 2

Spring session

400891Movement and Skill Development
400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups
401413Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies

Note: Unit 401413 Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies replaces 401239 Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies from Autumn 2020

401411Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

Note: Unit 401411 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health replaces 400892 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health from Autumn 2020

Autumn session

400867Approaches to Health Promotion
401169Coaching Sport and Recreation Activities
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

400896Gymnastics and Dance
401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches

And two electives

Autumn session

401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400894Contemporary Youth Health Issues
400886Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

And one elective

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for sub-majors

Students who maintain a GPA of 5 or higher may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Critical Thinking.

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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