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Health Science (PDHPE)

Pathway to Bachelor of Health Science (Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE))

Available Diplomas

Standard Program (three terms)

UWS Course Code: 7017
CRICOS Course Code: 072428J

Note: This option may not be available for all intakes. For further information, see the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

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The UWSCollege Diploma in Health Science (PDHPE) aims to produce students who are fully prepared for study in the Bachelor of Health Science at the University of Western Sydney (UWS). The diploma provides students with the first year units included in the Bachelor of Health Science (PDHPE), covering introductory science and communication and health aspects of the bachelor course.

The PDHPE course brings together a comprehensive foundation of health sciences, understanding of physical activity and personal development, and skills in interacting with people.

You will study the following units in your Standard Program:
  • Academic English*
  • Approaches to Health Promotion
  • Communication in Health
  • Foundations of Research and Evidence-based Practice
  • Fundamentals of Exercise Science
  • Introduction to Human Biology
  • Population Health and Society
  • Professional Health Competencies
  • Psychology and Health
  • Science for Health Science*
  • Tertiary Study Skills*.

*No advanced standing at university will be granted for these units.

For more information regarding unit and course descriptions, refer to the UWS Handbook.

For information on intake dates for this course, refer to the Academic Intake Dates section of the website.

You will need to satisfy both requirements below to be eligible for entry.

  1. Academic entry requirements

    Minimum entry requirements are successful* completion of Australian Year 12 or equivalent or UWSCollege University Foundation Studies or equivalent.

    Students are also assumed to have studied Mathematics at senior high school level.

    For students who have completed UWSCollege University Foundations Studies, the entry requirement is a Grade Point Average of 5.5 or higher.

    For information on country-specific entry requirements, see UWS International **Academic Requirements (PDF, 226Kb).

  2. English entry requirements

    International students must satisfy one of the following language requirements:
    • IELTS 6.0 with a minimum of 5.5 in each sub-band
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 4 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • completion of UWSCollege EAP 5 course with a 50% pass in all assessments
    • a “C” result in the University Foundation Studies English unit
    • a result in the UWSCollege entrance test of IELTS 6.0 or equivalent.

* Successful completion means gaining a 50% pass in all required units.

** The information in the publication is correct as at 18 October 2012. The University of Western Sydney reserves the right at all times to vary information within this publication.

You can complete the diploma in one year of full-time study (three terms).

Successful completion of the Diploma in Health Science (PDHPE) provides advanced standing of 80 credit points (equivalent to a year of study) in the Bachelor of Health Science (PDHPE) at UWS.

To successfully complete your diploma, you will need at least a 50% pass in all required units.

Successful completion of the Diploma in Health Science (PDHPE) provides advanced standing of 80 credit points (equivalent to a year of study) in the Bachelor of Health Science (PDHPE) at UWS.

To successfully complete your diploma, you will need at least a 50% pass in all required units.


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The University of Western Sydney is a registered provider under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS). Provider Number 00917K. UWSCollege (CRICOS Code 02851G) is a wholly-owned entity of the University of Western Sydney (CRICOS Code 00917K). UWSCollege Academic Pathway programs are delivered by UWSCollege under arrangement with the University of Western Sydney.