Are you interested in studying a bachelor of health science or a health science degree in Australia, but you’re not one hundred percent sure where it might take you?
Or maybe you have your heart set on health and fitness courses in Australia, but you’re overwhelmed with all the different options out there?
Let ACPE help you make the right decision for you and your career goals! We’ll be looking at ACPE’s Bachelor of Health Science (Fitness) and where it might take you.
What is health science?
It sounds obvious to say, but our health and wellbeing is essential to our every success: for ourselves, for those nearest and dearest to us, and for thriving communities in which we all live, work and play. And the good news is that it’s a field experiencing huge growth.
“Health science” is something that’s thrown around a lot, so it might not be clear exactly what it means – it’s a bit of an umbrella term for anything to do with health science or fitness. And the truth is, health science can mean a lot of different things, depending on who you ask.
At the base level, health science is the study and application of science as it relates to a person’s overall health: nutrition, fitness, illness/disease and other health-related topics.
What does a degree in health science with a fitness focus look like?
More skills means more career options
ACPE’s Bachelor of Health Science (Fitness) is the perfect degree to study if you’re wanting a career as a high-level professional fitness leader working in the health and fitness industry. Or maybe you’re already a personal trainer or fitness professional seeking to build on your skills and broaden your career options.
Top rated teaching quality
Our degree is a full-time, three-year course (or part-time equivalent) that provides essential health knowledge and skills, as well as developing professional skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, leadership and collaboration, and building confidence and improving performance in people. In fact, ACPE was rated #1 for teaching quality in health courses – as per the Student Experience Survey (SES) 2021.
Applied learning through practical application
It’s also a hands-on degree, where you learn practical skills, not just learning theory from a textbook, because we know that learning by doing is essential to give our students the best possible foundation to build a successful career.
You’ll build a comprehensive understanding of human biomedical science underpinned by fitness industry skills and professional communication skills to prepare you to work with a wide range of people with varying fitness levels, abilities and ages.
Be work-ready for every situation
Our degree is also flexible – it allows you to concentrate your studies in health science with a fitness major to appeal to your interests and career aspirations. You’ll build a comprehensive understanding of human biomedical science underpinned by fitness industry skills.
Students are exposed to fitness programming, strength and conditioning, business and exercise for different populations. Practical learning is undertaken in the laboratory, gym and in the field, providing students with exposure to the latest technology and equipment.
By learning in a practical setting, you’ll be able to apply this knowledge in designing, implementing and evaluation exercise and fitness programs for clients.
And you’ll graduate ready to enjoy a range of career options and have the potential for continued career growth. In fact, ACPE has a graduate employment rate of a whopping 90.1%!
The next step…launching your career in the fitness industry
Graduating with a solid health science base and your knowledge of fitness principles, you’ll enjoy a range of career options and potential for continued career growth.
Regardless of whether you want to focus on training just one person or a group of athletes, our degree will arm you with the skills you need to be a success.
With a Bachelor of Health Science (Fitness) from ACPE, you have so many options, from being a high performance personal trainer, a specialist exercise adviser or a high performance athlete or team manager, to a gym or facility manager or a community sport manager.
With our degree, you can open up even more pathways with further study, from specialised strength and conditioning training to sport science and high performance sport science.
Our degree also reflects the growing focus of state and federal governments on addressing community health and fitness challenges, and the need for a highly skilled workforce to support it. The federal Department of Health’s Australia’s Long Term National Health Plan, published in 2019, outlines its aim to build the world’s best health system supported by an expected investment of more than $400 billion. That means health and fitness are big ticket items on our national agenda.
Employment in the health and fitness sectors has been growing for years, and with a growing and ageing population where people live longer and look to increase and improve general wellbeing, the health and fitness industry shows no signs of slowing down.
So what are you waiting for? If you’ve been thinking of studying a bachelor of health science or a fitness and health science degree in Australia, get in touch with our friendly ACPE team. As a leading Australia college of sports and fitness, we’re here to help you find the right path for you and your career goals.