Bachelor of Physical Activity & Health Science

The Bachelor of Physical Activity and Health Science focuses on the roles and benefits of physical activity, exercise and healthy lifestyles. The degree provides a strong academic base in the foundations of health science, into exercise promotion, prescription and delivery, and for physical activity across the lifespan. It focuses on the practical skills required to become leaders in Outdoor Education, HPE Teaching, Coaching and Health Promotion professions.  The skills are developed while studying the promotion, maintenance and enhancement of health, physical activity and sport related behaviours. They are further explored in the contexts of community health, personal well-being, leadership in outdoor education and sports performance. Students can choose from a range of electives in the specialised areas of physical education, leadership in outdoor education, sports coaching, and/or health and health promotion. Opportunities for industry-relevant practicum experience are embedded in the degree. The  course aims to produce graduates with a strong academic base in health science disciplines related to physical activity and exercise, with the capacity to apply knowledge and skills in an ethical, fair and respectful manner.

From year one, students are introduced to physical activity and exercise engagement, health  promotion, and are given a foundation in health science as it relates to human function and performance. This includes fundamental concepts in anatomy, physiology, and human growth and development. Students also commence elective studies in areas of academic or vocational interest.

1. The cost of Bachelors of Physical Activity & Health Science at ACU for 2.5 years (20 units = 200CP)
will cost the student $2650 per unit totalling to $53,000 to graduate from ACU;

2. Both Diploma of Sports Development & Diploma of Fitness completed at TAFE will give the student
credits up to 4 units = 40CP;

3. For student visa application, department of Immigration & Border Protection says - evidence of funds
to cover travel to Australia and 12 months’ living, course.

Detailed information on funds requirement is outlined here -

Please note student needs to satisfy the immigration that they:

  • Have the funds to study and support themselves in Australia;
  • Wish to study in Australia as a genuine international student;

ACU needs students to satisfy:

  • The academic requirements to study at ACU;
  • The English entry requirements to study at ACU;
  • Will study at ACU as a genuine international student (GTE assessment may be done by ACU international compliance team);

4. A student can package their program with TAFE Queensland with a deposit of $5000 to ACU.

  • Student applies to TAFE for an offer. After TAFE issues offer to student, please send application to
  • ACU;
  • ACU assess’ student’s application, if all requirements met, ACU will issue offer. (ACU International
  • compliance reserve the right to conduct Genuine temporary entrants GTE assessment with offshore
  • students);
  • Should student wish to accept TAFE and ACU offer to get an Electronic Confirmation of Enrolment
  • (eCoE), student needs to make a payment of $5000 to ACU and send signed offers (through agent) and we
  • will issue eCoE within 48 hours.



  • 25-Jul-2016 , 13-Feb-2017 , 12-Feb-2018


  • 25-Jul-2016 , 13-Feb-2017 , 12-Feb-2018


  • 25-Jul-2016 , 13-Feb-2017 , 12-Feb-2018

Deferment is available. 

Students with a Student Visa will need to complete the program in minimum duration, study at least one subject on-campus each semester and must not undertake more than 25% of the program online.

Credit Points



  • Unit Fee: $2525.00 
  • Average first year fee: $20200.00
  • Estimated Total Cost: $60600.00 

* This is in addition to the $18,000 +GST, CMICA coaching fee for 36 weeks of cricket coaching  

The Tuition fees quoted above are for commencing students in the current year who undertake a normal full-time load. Fees are reviewed annually.

Tuition fees for continuing students may increase by up to 3 percent each year for the minimum duration of the course as provided on your electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). Students who continue to study beyond the minimum duration will have the relevant annual commencing rate applied to their fees for subsequent study periods.

Equivalent to Australian High School completion plus academic IELTS 6.5 (with a minimum of 6.0 in all tests).

For Information on the application procedure for international students, please APPLY HERE


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