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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Ara Institute of Canterbury

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Physical Activity and Health Promotion)

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
Duration:
3 years
Start date: Expected July-2021
Campus:
Ara Institute of Canterbury
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Course details

Summary

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.

Programme structure

To complete this Degree you are required to complete 360 credits. 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.

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.

Entry criteria

University Entrance (UE) is the minimum requirement to go to a New Zealand university. To recognise the disruption caused by COVID-19 there are some changes to UE for 2020. To qualify in 2020 you will need: NCEA Level 3; Three subjects - at Level 3, made up of: 12 credits in each of three approved subjects (this applies to 2020 only. In other years, 14 credits in each of three approved subjects is required); Literacy - 10 credits at Level 2 or above, made up of: 5 credits in reading, 5 credits in writing; Numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or above, made up of: achievement standards – specified achievement standards available through a range of subjects, or unit standards - package of three numeracy unit standards (26623, 26626, 26627- all three required).

OR
Successful completion of New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

OR
New Zealand Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 4) Ara Pre Health Pathway or equivalent

Note: If you have undertaken examinations other than NCEA (e.g. International Baccalaureate, Cambridge Examination), Ara will assess your qualification for academic entry equivalency.

English language requirement:

IELTS test - Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5

SPEAKING – 5.5
READING - 5.5
WRITING - 5.5
LISTENING – 5.5

TOEFL Paper-based test (pBT) - Score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE)

TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 or higher (with a writing score of 18)

University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill

Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

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