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Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Approved Abbreviation: DHlthSc/BHlthSc(HPE)


Western Sydney University Course Code: 6001.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 096964J


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


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.

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.

For more information on Western Sydney University, The College, please refer to their web site.

Western Sydney University, The College

For course advice during your first year of study, please use the contact below under ‘Course Advice’. For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education).

Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Study Mode
Three years full-time or six years part-time.

Course Advice

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

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Bankstown CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Bankstown CampusPart TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above
Penrith CampusPart TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctFull TimeInternal See above
The College - Nirimba Education PrecinctPart TimeInternal See above

Admission

For more information on applying please see link to The College admission pages below.

https://www.westernsydney.edu.au/thecollege/how_to_apply

Domestic students are required to have

  • 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.

International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements

  • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum 5.5 in each sub band Or
  • Completed the College EAP 4 course with a 50% pass 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 for which advanced standing can be applied for.

Academic Entry Requirements vary according to country of origin. However, in general

  • Completion of Year 12 or its equivalent is the minimum entry requirement Or
  • Completed The College Foundation Studies course with a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

Special Requirements Prerequisites
All students must have: 1. Child Protection Certificate, 2. Working with Children Check, 3. First Aid 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 260 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

  • Students must pass all College Preparatory units before progressing to the Year Two units.
  • Students must pass at least 70 credit points of University level units in Year One before progressing to the Year Two units.

Western Sydney University The College Units

Bankstown, Penrith and Nirimba Campus

Please note that all campuses may not have intakes each year.

Year 1

First Term of Study

700056Academic English (WSTC Prep)
700170Tertiary Study Skills in Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700190Fundamentals of Health Science (WSTC Prep)
700060Psychology and Health (WSTC)
700067Professional Health Competencies (WSTC)

Second Term of Study

700065Approaches to Health Promotion (WSTC)
700073Fundamentals of Exercise Science (WSTC)
700061Introduction to Human Biology (WSTC)

Third Term of Study

700062Communication in Health (WSTC)
700064Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice (WSTC)
700066Population Health and Society (WSTC)

Students may exit at this point and graduate with the Diploma in Health Science following a passing grade in all of the above units. Students who progress onto Year Two may also be awarded the Diploma if they gain a passing grade in all of the above units.

Western Sydney University Units

For course advice during your second and subsequent years of study, please use the contact listed for the Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education).

Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Penrith Campus

Start Year Intake

Option 1

Three units in Autumn and Spring (Western Sydney University Year 1), progressing to full-time study load in Western Year 2

Based on successful completion of all 8 Western Sydney University The College units - Students will complete three units in their first and second semester at Western, before transitioning to a 4-unit study load for the remainder of their degree.

Option 1 would allow students to complete the remainder of their degree in 2.5 years.

Note: Students may be able to accelerate course completion (finishing in two years) by completing one or two units (elective or core) in the Western Summer period. Students could also pick up a second elective unit in the first Autumn session to take them to a four unit study load in their second Western semester.

Advice on this accelerated option will be case-by-case, based on available units and prerequisites.

Year 2

Autumn session

401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups
401411Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

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

400891Movement and Skill Development
400896Gymnastics and Dance
401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches
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

Summer or Autumn session

Two electives

Notes on Option 1

  • Students must hold a valid / current First Aid certificate (registered on their student record) and must have completed Child Protection Training to enrol in Games for Diverse Groups
  • Students who have already completed Professional Health Competencies at Western Sydney University The College will need to email (hpe@westensydney.edu.au) to register for Child Protection Training in Autumn semester which is run through Professional Health Competencies in the HPE program
  • Allows for a smooth progression into Western Sydney University and eases students into full-time study load
  • Depending on units chosen it may be possible to complete all units by end of Summer, but not all units are offered in Summer session.
  • Elective 3 and 4 could possibly be completed in Summer semester

Option 2

Three units in Autumn and four units in Spring (Western Sydney University Year 1), progressing to full-time study load in second half of Western Year 1.

Based on successful completion of all 8 WSTC units - Students will complete three units in their first semester at Western, before transitioning to a four unit study load for the remainder of their degree.

Option 2 would allow students to complete the remainder of their degree in 2.5 years.

Note: Students may be able to accelerate course completion (finishing in two years) by completing one or two units (elective or core) in the Western Summer period. Students could also pick up a second elective unit in the first Autumn session to take them to a four unit study load in their second Western semester.

Advice on this accelerated option will be case-by-case, based on available units and prerequisites.

Year 2

Autumn session

401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups

And one elective

401411Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

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

400891Movement and Skill Development
400896Gymnastics and Dance
401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches
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

Summer or Autumn session

Two electives

Notes on Option 2

  • Students must hold a valid / current First Aid certificate (registered on their student record) and must have completed Child Protection Training to enrol in Games for Diverse Groups.
  • Students who have already completed Professional Health Competencies at Western Sydney University The College will need to email (hpe@westensydney.edu.au) to register for Child Protection Training in Autumn semester which is run through Professional Health Competencies in the HPE program.
  • Allows for a smooth progression into Western Sydney University and eases students into full-time study load
  • Depending on units chosen, it may be possible to complete all units by end of Summer, but not all units are offered in Summer session
  • Elective 3 and 4 could possibly be completed in Summer semester

Option 3

Four units in Autumn and Spring (Western Sydney University Year 1), full-time study load from start of Western Year 1.

Based on successful completion of all 8 Western Sydney University The College units - Students will complete four units in their first semester at Western and for the remainder of their degree.

Option 3 would allow students to complete the remainder of their degree in 2 years.

Year 2

Autumn session

401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And two electives

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups
400891Movement and Skill Development
401411Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

Note: Unit 401411 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health replaces 400892 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health 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
401413Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies

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

And one elective

Notes on Option 3

  • Students must hold a valid / current First Aid certificate (registered on their student record) and must have completed Child Protection Training to enrol in Games for Diverse Groups
  • Students who have already completed Professional Health Competencies at Western Sydney University The College will need to email (hpe@westensydney.edu.au) to register for Child Protection Training in Autumn semester which is run through Professional Health Competencies in the HPE program
  • Only recommended for students who have performed well in previous units at WSTC and have decided on their elective units and sub-major (if applicable).

Mid-year Intake

Three Unit Transition Option

Based on successful completion of all 8 Western Sydney University The College units - Students will complete three units in their first and second semester at Western Sydney University, before transitioning to a four unit study load for the remainder of their degree.

This option would allow students to complete the remainder of their degree in 2.5 years.

Note: Students may be able to accelerate course completion (finishing in two years) by completing one or two units (elective or core) in the Western Summer period. Students could also pick up a second elective unit in the first Autumn session to take them to a four unit study load in their second Western semester.

Advice on this accelerated option will be case-by-case, based on available units and prerequisites.

Year 2

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400891Movement and Skill Development
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

401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

401413Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies

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

400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups
400896Gymnastics and Dance

And one elective

Autumn session

401169Coaching Sport and Recreation Activities
400894Contemporary Youth Health Issues
400895Aquatic Sports

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches

And one elective

Four Unit Transition Option

Based on successful completion of all 8 Western Sydney University The College units

Note: This option is not recommended for all College students as it may be difficult for students to transition into a four unit study load straight away.

Year 2

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups
401411Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

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

And one elective

Autumn session

401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400866Culture, Diversity and Health
400894Contemporary Youth Health Issues

And one elective

Year 3

Spring session

400891Movement and Skill Development
400896Gymnastics and Dance
401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches
401413Introduction to Physical Cultural Studies

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

Autumn session

401169Coaching Sport and Recreation Activities
400895Aquatic Sports

And two electives



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