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Undergraduate subject

Physical Activity

07 October 2023
Learn about effects of exercise on the body, and how to train others through fitness.


Physical Activity


Studying Physical Activity in Health Sciences focuses on developing the skills and knowledge needed to help people and communities make healthier choices and become more physically active.

Physical Activity

What will my study involve?

  • Choose from a variety of health and sport courses such as nutrition, injury and rehabilitation, sporting culture, and team coaching.
  • Complete your studies through lectures, practical workshops, assessments in labs, and in the field.
  • This subject can be studied as a minor under many different degrees and can be combined with your other study interests.
  • You can follow up your studies with a one-year teaching degree to become a qualified health or physical education teacher.

Physical Activity


Physical Activity minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:


  • Choose five courses from the course list, with at least three above 100-level

Physical Activity

Career opportunities

Studying Physical Activity is a great choice for anyone wanting to help with common health issues and attitudes to fitness. Study in this area will give you the technical knowledge of exercise and movement science, as well as the management and teaching skills to support people in their wellbeing.

Career pathways could include:

  • health promoter
  • physical educator
  • sports programme coordinator
  • community support worker.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree in Health Sciences.

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