Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies (43C)

Overview  2019

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 is required

Duration

Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Guaranteed Entry ATAR

Achievement of a specified ATAR will guarantee acceptance into a course or institution, subject to any non-ATAR criteria being met, such as a prerequisite study or English language proficiency.

: A tertiary entrance rank of approximately 65 is required

Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

There is an increasing demand for highly trained individuals to lead and work in the sport, physical activity and recreation fields who have skills equal with, but not specific to, teacher education. Over the previous five years through both Federal and State Government initiatives (i.e., Active After Schools) and through providers of activity-based health interventions (i.e., personal trainers, fitness leaders, wilderness leaders) there is an increasing industry demand for highly trained individuals.

This non-teaching professional qualification will prepare you for a range of pathways in the sport, physical activity, leisure, personal training, sports management, wilderness and outdoor recreation industry. This non-teaching degree will lead to a professional qualification that will prepare you for a range of pathways in the sport, physical activity, leisure,, personal training, sports management, wilderness and outdoor recreation industries. There is an emphasis on developing life-long skills that will promote healthy lifestyles and physical fitness.

Students will have an opportunity to pursue an additional area of interest through a large range of electives and minors on offer, such as personal trainer, fitness leader, business management, human resources or marketing.

Please note: This degree does not qualify graduates as Health & Physical Education teachers. To become a Health & Physical Education teacher please consider the Bachelor of Education (HPE).

The aim of this course is to develop skilled professionals who are able to work in a range of sport, physical activity and recreational careers.

Career outcomes

Graduates of the course will be highly sought in the areas of sport and recreation leadership, community-based health management, coaching, fitness and wellness industry, sports management and wilderness recreation.

Professional Recognition

Graduates from the course will have the opportunity to gain industry recognition in the Fitness Leader and Personal Training areas, AUSTSWIM, First Aid and in Australian Accredited Coaching Awards.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies, you enrol in 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives. The two majors are compulsory for all students and there is a choice of minors and student electives.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:

  • A reversed major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced units
  • A (standard) major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four student elective units: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study the equivalent of a second minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas – it's your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level.

Year 1

Thinking and Writing at University develops and assesses those thinking and literacy skills essential to study at a university level. There is a particular focus on critical thinking and the development of an argument in an essay, as well as…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The aim of this unit is to equip you with the knowledge and ability to design and implement training programs for a range of clients with varying health and fitness goals. This unit will cover modules incorporating service and safety…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to the principles and philosophy of outdoor learning across a range of contexts and curriculum areas. This unit will draw on the fields of psychology, education, geography, sustainability education, environmental education, eco-psychology, environmental ethics, and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus 1st Year Minor Unit

This Unit will give you a detailed insight Human development within an education paradigm wherein we will specially explore the following core ideas:Human psychology exists within chronological age (e.g. critical points and/or stages /transitions),Human development is a process of recognising/articulating…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Physical activity plays an important role in contemporary Australian society, with the learning of skills and techniques essential for effective participation, teaching and coaching. Whatever your area of interest, it is important that you have knowledge and skills that enable…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit provides students with the opportunity to develop basic skills and knowledge related to creating and maintaining safe learning environments in outdoor education. Specifically, students will explore the role of risk in outdoor education, develop procedures to identify and…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus 1st year Minor Unit

Year 2

The application of psychological principles within physical activity settings has increased dramatically in recent years. Athletes, coaches, teachers and administrators have come to recognise that adherence to psychology principles in the development of their educational programmes results in improved outcomes…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This is the second physical activity laboratory unit in the sequence of four. The relevance of this unit to the real life context is that the focus will be on "teaching games" because the playing of games is an activity…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Plus 2nd year Minor unit

Plus Student Elective

This unit explores sport and physical activity from a sociological perspective. It will encourage students to critically examine issues related to participation in sport and physical activity, with an emphasis on enhancing participation opportunities and experiences for all members of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

A cornerstone to the profession of human movement is an understanding of how people move. The ability to understand and explain how people learn motor skills is at the core of successful physical activity program design. An understanding of the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus 2nd year Minor unit

Plus student elective

Year 3

This introductory course in adapted physical activity prepares pre-service educators to meet the needs of diverse learners by requiring candidates to effectively demonstrate the application of pedagogical strategies to teach children with disabilities physical activity, the use of appropriate assessment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The benefits of being physically active are significant for both individuals and the whole community. It is critical, therefore, that a concerted effort is made to increase the physical activity levels and to provide opportunities for all Tasmanians to be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This is the third physical activity laboratory unit in the sequence of four. This unit is a practically based unit and is designed to develop your ability to teach dance, gymnastics and sport education. An emphasis is also placed on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus student elective

The prevention of and rehabilitation from injury facilitates participation in lifelong physical activity. This unit was designed to teach practitioners of human movement how to prevent, identify, treat, manage, and rehabilitate sport- and activity-related injuries. In order to successfully pass…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit develops knowledge and skills in the area of sports coaching, with a large emphasis placed on coaching pedagogy highlighting the social, cultural and pedagogical concepts underpinning good coaching practice. It also touches on the application of sports science…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Psychological factors are recognised as having an important part to play in the attainment of success in all achievement contexts. Increasingly, there is a demand for health professionals to deliver non-clinical programmes designed to complement and integrate with other health…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus student elective

Choose one Minor from the following:

32128 Fitness Leader/Personal Trainer

This is a general nutrition unit which provides an overview of food and nutrition. It considers the influence of culture and ethnicity on food choice and explores the issues of food use from demographic, epidemiological and anthropological sources. It focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This Unit extends your understanding of the emotional, intellectual, spiritual, interpersonal, social and environmental dimensions of health and wellness. The content focuses on critical aspects of social and emotional learning (SEL) to ensure you can successfully implement a program of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSpring school (extended)

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit involves 80 hours professional practicum experience in a relevant physical activity setting. Students are expected to demonstrate basic competencies in planning, implementing and evaluating work undertaken.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

32138 Business Management

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

OR

Provides the theory base of marketing and develops in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability to identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Plus

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The main focus in this unit is to consider entrepreneurial behaviour, including approaches to creativity, innovation, risk-taking and the process of social change. Both Australia's and China's growth in the current age is due, in no small part, to entrepreneurship.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

32140 Human Resource Management

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit examines the role and function of human resource management. Topics include the procurement, development, compensation, integration, and maintenance of human resources. It also considers the range of abilities and skills needed for dealing with change in the area…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit offers you an opportunity to pursue advanced study in the discipline of industrial relations (IR). Upon completion of the unit, you will be able to explain the influence of culture in approaches to IR, plan and contribute to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

32141 Marketing

This unit provides you with an introduction to management concepts, functions and strategies. The unit outlines the key functions of management and then explores the context surrounding management functioning, including an analysis of the broad environment in which organisations operate,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Provides the theory base of marketing and develops in students: the ability to describe the key concepts and principles of marketing; an understanding of the marketplace; an understanding of the components of the marketing mix; and the ability to identify…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit addresses the importance of the services industry, the distinctive characteristics of services, and marketing implications arising from these. You will develop an understanding of key challenges and issues associated with marketing in a services environment. Additionally, you will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Buying and consuming is something we all do nearly every day. As consumers, we are continually undertaking simple, as well as complex, purchases. Understanding how these purchase decisions are made, and what factors influence them, is the focus of consumer…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry requirements

Normal minimum University admission requirements apply.
International students will require an overall international English Language Testing System (IELTS) average of 6.5 with no band lower than 6.0 and Direct Entry Academic Program (DEAP) overall 65% (60% writing).

Students who have undertaken an appropriate course at another Australian or overseas institution of further education or TAFE college may apply to receive credit for such study. Applications for credit can be made upon application to the Bachelor of Physical Activity Studies course.

This course articulates to Honours, Postgraduate Coursework.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2019, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2019, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

International students

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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