About the course
The Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) addresses the growing demand for professionals in the leisure and health fields. Our graduates work to create and facilitate leisure opportunities for diverse groups in the community including people with disabilities, older adults and people from diverse ethnic and cultural communities. The course provides graduates with the knowledge base and skills to meet the leisure, health and well-being needs of the community today and in the future.
The degree aims to develop a practical and theoretical base for practitioners in the field of leisure and health. It offers minors in diversional therapy and community leisure and health.
Where it will take you
Graduates work professionally as community recreation and health officers, health promotions specialists, leisure planners, diversional therapists, activity officers, hostel managers, health educators, day service providers, residential managers, post-school programmers, disability support officers and various other roles in community development and practice.
Your course is recognised by industry
The Diversional Therapy Association of Australia provides accreditation to the diversional therapy strand. The course has been developed to meet the needs of students already practising in the field.
Students seeking eligibility to become members of the Diversional Therapy Association of Australia need to be working in a relevant area or participating in relevant voluntary work. Students need to be able to demonstrate the capacity to undertake 290 hours of relevant work experience during their studies to be eligible for membership of the Diversional Therapy Association of Australia on completion of the course. This work experience would ideally be taken while completing the subject LES210 Diversional Therapy and Leisure Practice.
The University works closely with industry, other academic institutions and professional bodies to ensure high quality curriculum development.
Professionals teaching you
The course is taught by staff who are dedicated professionals with a wide range of industry experience, and supported by a team of people who are currently working in various industry sectors.
This program is designed to allow students to enter and exit at various levels depending on qualifications and desired level of education. Credit may be received for prior experience and/or higher education applicable to the field of leisure and health, thereby reducing the total number of subjects required to graduate.
The Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) offers two strands of specialisation;
* Diversional Therapy
* Community Leisure and Health
Students may elect to exit from the program with the award Associate Degree in Health Science (Leisure and Health) after the completion of the equivalent of 16 eight-point subjects. The Associate Degree in Health Science (Leisure and Health) is also a stand-alone course.
There are no residential schools in this course.
Refer to the Clinical Requirements section following for information on:
* Senior First Aid Certificate
* Criminal Record Clearance
To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 subjects).
To graduate with the Associate Degree in Health Science (Leisure and Health), students must satisfactorily complete 128 points (16 subjects).
Students who have completed the Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) may be interested in furthering their studies by enrolling in the Graduate Certificate in Leisure and Health.