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Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health)

Graduation requirements

To graduate, students must satisfactorily complete 192 points (24 subjects).

To exit with the Associate Degree in Health Science (Leisure and Health), students must satisfactorily complete 128 points (16 subjects).

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) provides graduates with the knowledge base and skills to meet the leisure, health and wellbeing needs of many diverse groups.

CSU's Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) addresses the growing demand for professionals in the leisure and health fields.

The course is designed to allow students to enter and exit at various levels depending on qualifications and desired level of education. Students may elect to exit from the program with the  Associate Degree in Health Science (Leisure and Health) after the completion of the equivalent of 16 eight-point subjects.

What will I learn?

This course aims to develop a practical and theoretical base for practitioners in the field of leisure and health, providing students with the knowledge base and skills to meet the leisure, health and well-being needs of the community today and in the future. Students learn 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 Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) offers two specialisation:

  • Diversional Therapy
  • Community Leisure and Health.

Your course is recognised by industry

The Diversional Therapy Association of Australia provides accreditation to the diversional therapy strand. 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.

Credit

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.

Clinical requirements

Refer to the Clinical Requirements section following for information on:

  • Criminal Record Clearence
  • Immunisation
  • Senior First Aid Certificate

Career opportunities

Career opportunities

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.

Course structure

ASSOCIATE DEGREE OF HEALTH SCIENCE (LEISURE AND HEALTH)

The Associate Degree of Health Science (Leisure and Health) course is of 128 points. It has two strands. The first is the Diversional Therapy strand which consists of 9 core subjects (72 points), a restricted elective sequence of five subjects (48 points) and 1 free elective (8 points). The second strand is the Community Leisure and Health strand which consists of 9 core subjects (72 points), a restricted elective sequence of 6 subjects (48 points) and 1 free elective (8 points). Students choose their specialised strand in session five.

Core Subjects (72 points)

LES101 Introduction to Leisure & Health
LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
LES110 Foundations of Leisure Activity
LAW131 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health
REC167 Recreation Leadership and Communication
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services
PSY214 Health Psychology
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

Restricted electives

Diversional Therapy strand (48 points)

LES210 Diversional Therapy and Leisure Practice (16 points)
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behavious
students choose one of the following sequences:
GER102 Gerontology Theory & Research
GER204 Aging and Professional Practice
WEL322 Loss and Grief in Gerontology
or
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
WEL228 Disability Issues for Families
and one free elective (8 points)

Community Leisure and Health strand (48 points)

LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues
SOC308 Community Analysis
SPE101 Introduction to Politics and Social Policy
students choose one of the following sequences:
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL228 Disabilities Issues for Families
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
or
MGT100 Organisations and Management
COM105 Communication
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
or
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL116 Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling 1
WEL229 Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling 2
and one free elective (8 points)

BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (LEISURE AND HEALTH)

The Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health) course is of 192 points. It has two strands. The first is the Diversional Therapy strand which consists of 12 core subjects (96 points), a restricted elective sequence of six subjects (56 points) and 5 free electives (40 points). The second strand is the Community Leisure and Health strand which consists of 12 core subjects (96 points), a restricted elective sequence of 7 subjects (56 points) and 5 free electives (40 points).

Core Subjects (96 points)

LES101 Introduction to Leisure & Health
LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
LES110 Foundations of Leisure Activity
LES301 Leisure and Health Policy and Program Development
LES302 Leisure and Social Relations
HCS204 Research Methods
LAW131 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health
REC167 Recreation Leadership and Communication
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology 1S
PSY214 Health Psychology
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology
SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care

Restricted electives

Diversional Therapy strand (56 points)

LES210 Diversional Therapy and Leisure Practice (16 points)
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behavious
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
students choose one of the following sequences:
GER102 Gerontology Theory & Research
GER204 Aging and Professional Practice
PSY216 Psychology of Ageing
or
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
WEL228 Disability Issues for Families
and five free electives (40 points)

Community Leisure and Health strand (56 points)

LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues
SOC308 Community Analysis
SPE101 Introduction to Politics and Social Policy
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action
students choose one of the following sequences:
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL228 Disabilities Issues for Families
WEL217 Social Dimensions of Disability
or
MGT100 Organisations and Management
COM105 Communication
MGT210 Organisational Behaviour
or
SOC102 Social Inequality
WEL116 Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling 1
WEL229 Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling 2
and five free electives (40 points)

Enrolment pattern

BACHELOR OF HEALTH SCIENCE (LEISURE AND HEALTH)

Part-time

Session 1

LES101 Introduction to Leisure & Health
SOC101 Introduction to Sociology

Session 2

LES102 Leisure Programming with Diverse Populations
PSY111 Foundations of Psychology for Health and Human Services

Session 3

LAW131 Legal and Ethical Issues in Health
REC167 Recreation Leadership and Communication

Session 4

PSY214 Health Psychology
LES110 Foundations of Leisure Activity

Session 5

LES210 Diversional Therapy and Leisure Practice (16pts) (commenced)
and
WEL206 Facilitating Positive Behaviours
or
LES202 Community Leisure & Health Issues
and
SOC308 Community Analysis

Session 6

SOC108 Sociology of Health and Health Care
and
LES210 Diversional Therapy and Leisure Practice (16pts) (completed)
or
SPE101 Introduction to Politics and Social Policy

Session 7

[ ] Restrictive elective
[ ] Restrictive elective

Session 8

[ ] Restricted elective
[ ] Free elective

Students may elect to exit at this point and graduate with the award Associate Degree of Health Science (Leisure and Health).

Session 9

LES301 Leisure and Health Policy and Program Development
HCS204 Research Methods

Session 10

LES302 Leisure and Social Relations
WEL218 Developing Cross Cultural Competencies
or
SOC218 Policy, Power and Social Action

Session 11

[ ] Free Elective
[ ] Free Elective

Session 12

[ ] Free Elective
[ ] Free Elective

Articulation

The Associate Degree of Health Science (Leisure and Health) is an exit point course within the Bachelor of Health Science (Leisure and Health).

The Associate Degree is also offered as a stand alone course.

Professional recognition

The Diversional Therapy Association of Australia National Council (DTAANC)provides accreditation to the Diversional Therapy strand in both the Bachelor and Associate Degrees.

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Undergraduate

Duration

6 years distance education

International?

NO

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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