Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity, Health and Wellness).xml Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

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Bachelor of Applied Science Physical Activity and Health Promotion

DegreeFull time - 3 years, part time also available

Annual Fees(indicative 2018)

Programme code

CH3981

Domestic

$6,500 - $7,250

Starts

February, July

International

$21,700

Credits

360

Course related costs

$1000 textbooks, travel to work placements

Level

7

Domestic Applications due

Received all year

International Applications due

Please enquire

Location

Christchurch - Madras Street

Content

Learn how to prescribe and promote physical activity and lifestyle change to help treat and prevent disease.

During our three year programme you'll study theory, become involved in practical sessions and benefit from work placements in your chosen specialisation of Physical Activity and Health Promotion. Your studies will teach you how to promote good health and wellbeing.

Credit recognition

If you have work experience in this area, or a relevant prior qualification, you may be eligible for credit recognition towards this qualification.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete a minimum total of 360 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • NCEA Level 3 (60 credits at Level 3 and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher) which must include 14 credits at Level 3 in each of:

    • biology or human biology or physical education
    • another subject, preferably core health/health education, physics, statistics, mathematics, chemistry, geography and psychology. (Human Nutrition specialisation applicants must have a minimum of 14 credits in Chemistry at Level 2)
    • one other subject from the list of approved subjects*
    • Literacy* - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing and
    • Numeracy* - 10 credits at Level 1 or above (specified achievement standards, or unit standards 26623, 26626, 26627)

    Note: Students who have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (eg International Baccalaureate, Cambridge examination) should contact us for requirements.

    * NZQA approved subjects: see http://www.nzqa.govt.nz/qualifications-standards/awards/university-entrance/

Alternative requirements
  • Evidence of literacy, numeracy and an ability to study at the appropriate level. This can be through study, work and/or life experience. Literacy and numeracy assessments are available.

  • Successful completion of the New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation Level 4 Ara Pre Health Pathway OR Ara Certificate in Fitness

Additional requirements
  • Successful applicants will be required to complete a New Zealand Police Consent to Disclosure of Information form depending on their placement. The form will be sent to the Police Licensing and Vetting Service, and returned in confidence to the Head of School. Information on the NZ Police Vetting Service is available from the New Zealand Police website.

  • Provide evidence of good character and personal attributes via two referee reports.

  • Applicants who meet academic entry criteria may be required to attend an interview.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you are also required to provide evidence of your English language skills. Refer also to the Acceptable Alternatives Chart which includes credits in English-rich subjects from New Zealand educational institutions. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, contact us for an assessment.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

7.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

7.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

All applicants must meet the academic entry criteria for the identified Bachelor of Applied Science specialisation. Should the number of applicants exceed the available places a wait list will be maintained. Applicants may be invited for interview by phone or face to face if further information is required. Final selection is based on both academic and other entry criteria, such as knowledge of and previous experience within the specialisation areas, and effective organisational and communication skills. Provisional entry does not apply.

Applications close on 2 December each year but late applications will be considered where spaces are available.

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an applied science domestic application pack or an applied science international application pack.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, contact our Centre for Assessment of Prior Learning (CAPL) .

Application documents

Career opportunities

This qualification will enable you to empower others to make healthier choices, supported by changes in physical, social & economic environments.

This specialisation opens up a variety of possibilities in the physical activity and health related fields. Opportunities could include working as a specialist prescribing physical activity for school or special populations, a consultant in corporate health, a health promoter or further studies..

Study pathways

You could further your studies with a graduate diploma in nutrition, sports science or sustainability and outdoor education.

You could also advance your knowledge of additional clinical practice by undertaking the Postgraduate Certificate in Health Science, Postgraduate Diploma in Health Science or Master of Health Science.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science