Physical activity and health

Discipline

Explore physical activity and how it relates to the health of the community, population and individuals. As a physical activity and health specialist, you can create programs to improve participation in physical activity and assess program effectiveness.

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Get work-ready

Develop your understanding of how behaviour influences health. You'll explore the evidence of the independent roles physical activity and sedentary behaviour play in the prevention of chronic disease. Apply your learning in real-life settings and be ready to make a difference once you graduate from the #1 ranked exercise and nutrition sciences school in Australia.**

Undergraduate

Undergraduate (your first degree)

An undergraduate degree is generally completed between two to four years, depending on the pattern of study and any recognition of prior learning you may have. Associate degrees, bachelor and bachelor with honours are all undergraduate degrees.

The forefront of a major health problem

Students undertaking this major will develop an in-depth understanding of current research evidence relating to physical activity and sedentary behaviour and how it relates to the health of the community, population and individuals.

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Deakin's Bachelor of Health Sciences allows you to explore all areas of the health sector, one of the largest and fastest growing industries in Australia and around the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates have gone on to accept rewarding roles in physical activity and health, such as:

  • health partnerships coordinator
  • health and wellbeing planning officer
  • health promotion officer
  • physical activity coordinator
  • project manager
  • recreation officer
  • sports development coordinator.

With further study you could also work in research or clinical settings.

Make a difference in your community

The Institute for Physical Activity and Nutrition (IPAN) is a world-leading research institute. Over the past decade, our research has made a real difference in improving the health of Australians.

Learn more about researching with us

Footnotes

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*2019 Student Experience Survey, based on undergraduate students
#ARWU Rankings 2020
~According to the Voice Project IT Service Quality Support Benchmark Survey
^Australian Graduate Recruitment Industry Awards, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020 winner
^^Australian Graduate Survey 2010–2015, Graduate Outcomes Survey 2016–2019 (GOS), Quality Indicators for Learning and Teaching (QILT)

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