Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

COURSE (DOMESTIC STUDENTS)

Overview

Prepare for a career in secondary health and physical education with Deakin’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. You’ll also have the opportunity to teach in one other specialist area - you can choose a third teaching specialisation from a range of other discipline areas including biology, chemistry, dance, drama, mathematics, English, home economics and history. 

Working closely with school partners, we have developed the best learning experiences tailored to health and physical education for our pre-service teachers. 

Within this course you’ll cover areas including biomechanics, motor learning and development, exercise physiology, health and human development, nutrition, education and applied sports science. 

You’ll study things like basic anatomical and physiological language and terminology, organisation of the human body, basic cell and tissue functioning and get an introduction to various body systems relating to movement (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, musculo-skeletal and nervous systems). Through the mediums of dance and gymnastics, you’ll also explore the science and art of movement education and performance skills. 

In all four years of the course, you’ll undertake professional work placement firstly in primary, then secondary school settings. This gives you the chance to apply your learning in a real-life teaching role in a supported manner. 

As a graduate you’ll pursue a range of rewarding career options at secondary schools across Australia and overseas. You can also choose to move into areas such as sports management, recreation and fitness, community and government agencies, professional coaching positions, as well as in private academies and agencies. 

This particular course has also been approved by the Victorian Institute of Teaching for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. The program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Once you graduate you’ll be eligible to apply for membership with the VIT and become a fully accredited secondary school teacher.

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Clearly-in ATAR 2016

Burwood: 77.09
Waurn Ponds: 65.59

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Trimester 1

  • Start date: March
  • Available at:
    • Burwood (Melbourne)
    • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Deakin splits the academic year into three terms, known as trimesters. Most students usually undertake two trimesters each year (March-June, July-November).

Key information

Award granted

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Year

2017 course information

Tuition fee rate

Available fee rates can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees

VTAC code

1400314281 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514281 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)

Deakin code

E377

CRICOS code

089295M

Level

Undergraduate

Entry requirements

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

For year 12/VCE entry:

Units 1 and 2 of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS), or Units 3 and 4 of Mathematics (any); and a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

For non-year 12 entry:

Refer VTAC entry

Professional Recognition

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the VIT may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, students must complete 32 credit points of units comprising:

  • 26 core units 
  • HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit point compulsory unit; this safety training must be completed before classes commence)
  • 4 credit points of discipline study units in a third teaching method area
  • 2 credit points of curriculum study units in the third teaching method area

Students must additionally complete an Emergency First Aid Certificate (Level 2) and AUSTSWIM qualifications prior to graduation.

This course includes 80 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course:

  • Australian Literacy Test ELN010
  • Australian Numeracy Test ELN011
  • Years 1, 2, 3 & 4

    Year 1 

  • Health and Physical Education Studies EEH101
  • The Art and Science of Movement EEH102
  • Foundations of Sport and Exercise Pedagogy and Practice EEH103
  • Teacher-Learner Identity EPP101
  • Learning-Teaching Communities EPP102
  • Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety HSE010 (0 credit points)
  • Functional Human Anatomy HSE102
  • 2 credit points of discipline study units in third teaching method area

    Year 2

  • Youth Health and Student Wellbeing EEH202
  • Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A EPP203
  • Understanding Learning, Learners and Classroom Relationships EPP204
  • Exercise Physiology HSE201
  • Biomechanics HSE202
  • Motor Learning and Development HSE204
  • 2 credit points of discipline study units in third teaching method area

    Year 3 

  • Nutrition, Growth and Development for Health Educators EEH301
  • Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years EEH315
  • Senior Physical Education: Curriculum Study EEH405
  • Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study B EPP303
  • Exercise Behaviour HSE203
  • Applied Sports Science 1 HSE311
  • 2 credit points of curriculum study units in third teaching method area

    Year 4 

  • Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education EEH401
  • Inclusivity and Diversity in HPE Movement Contexts EEH403
  • Health: a Family and Community Focus EEH404
  • Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education EEH455
  • Curriculum Assessment and Policy in Contemporary Schooling EPP401
  • Professional Identity and Curriculum Work EPP405
  • Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study ESH403
  • Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health HSE301
  • Discipline Study Units

    Teaching method area

    Discipline studies units

    Curriculum studies units

    Science (Senior Secondary) in specialist science area Biology

    SLE010 (0 credit point unit)

    SLE111

    Plus 3 credit points of units from one of:

    Animal Biology

    Cell Biology

    Human Biology

    Plant Biology

    Natural History

    ESS444

    ESS467

    Science (Senior Secondary) in specialist science area Chemistry

    SLE010 (0 credit point unit)

    SLE155

    Plus 3 credit points of units from one of:

    Chemistry (Geelong only)

    Chemistry and Materials Science (Burwood only)

    ESS444

    ESJ460

    Dance 

    (Burwood only)

    Dance 

    ECA431

    ECA432

    Drama

    (Burwood only)

    Drama

    ECA431

    ECA432

    English

    Children’s Literature

    Literary Studies

    ECL461

    ECL462

    History

    History

    ECS471

    ECS472

    Mathematics

    Mathematical Modelling

    ESM424

    ESM425

    Home Economics

    Discipline studies units

  • Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety HSN010
  • Food: the Environment and Consumers HSN103
  • Food Fundamentals HSN106
  • Human Development and Healthy Families HSH206
  • Nutrition and Food Promotion HSN210
  • Curriculum studies units

    (Burwood only)

  • Home Economics: Curriculum Study A EEH406 (Commencing 2018)
  • Home Economics: Curriculum Study B EEH407 (Commencing 2018)
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    How to apply

    Apply through VTAC

    Applications for study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC

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    Through a DLC: Some courses are only available for first year and students must transfer to online or campus based study.
    Through Deakin College and TAFE: Completion of diploma and minimum academic requirements apply to enter Deakin University.
    Through Deakin: Transfers within Deakin are subject to availability and meeting minimum academic requirements.

    Am I eligible to receive credit for prior learning?

    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Credit for Prior Learning System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree and how to apply for credit.

    Faculty contact information

    Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

    Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
    Tel 03 5227 1359
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

    Burwood (Melbourne) 
    Tel 03 9246 8100
    artsed@deakin.edu.au

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    Additional course information

    Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. Apply online as a volunteer at https://online.justice.vic.gov.au/wwccu/onlineapplication.doj

    For further information contact the School of Education, Professional Experience office.

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