Is the bachelor of health and movement (sport) the same as a PE teacher course? The answer is “only to an extent”. This program is much comprehensive. It meets all the requirements for secondary school teaching of health and physical education. It also gives you broader knowledge through science subjects such as anatomy and physiology. The course introduces you to different health issues and conditions. You will study extensively different aspects of psychology for sports, sociology and cultural diversity. All the aspects of movement are covered professionally. You will learn how to devise programs for physical activity, how to measure performance and analyze it.
Graduates having a bachelor of health and movement (sport) degree have a variety of different employment and further education opportunities. You will be able to work as a health education officer or a recreational officer. Many private organizations such as corporations, gyms, recreational and rehabilitation centers have such positions. Of course, you can always work in the secondary school system. You can readily find a job with a sports’ association, with a team or with a sports’ club. You will have the skills to take health administrator and sports administrator positions. Sports development officer positions are readily available to graduates as well.
The ACPE program leading to a bachelor of health and movement (sport) degree takes 3 years to complete. This gives you the opportunity to devote one year to specialization in a field of your choice. You can gain this specialization by completing a postgraduate degree program at ACPE or another college.
ACPE offers a number of opportunities for specialization to bachelor of health and movement (sport) graduates. You can earn a graduate diploma in education, if you want to specialize in teaching personal development, health and physical education. If you want to specialize in coaching, you should consider completing the graduate diploma of athletic performance program. Such a diploma will allow you to work as a coach or take a similar position in a college, university or a professional sports organization. You will have the opportunity to work with elite athletes as well.
The graduate diploma of sports administration and management is designed for those who want to specialize in the administrative aspect of sports. Upon successful completion of the program, you will be able to work as an administrator in government agencies, sports organizations, professional sports leagues and private sports organization and businesses. You can become a manager of elite athletes.
Overall, the ACPE bachelor of health and movement (sport) degree gives you broad knowledge and skills to prepare you to work in any field of sports. As a graduate, you will have excellent employment opportunities, especially after specialization.