Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

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2016 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
CRICOS course code073714F
Deakin course code E377

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's health and physical education course prepares you for a career in secondary health and physical education, with an additional teaching method taken from a range of discipline areas, including biology, chemistry, dance, drama, mathematics and history. 

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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be suitably qualified to find careers in Australian and overseas primary and secondary schools, sports management, recreation and fitness industries, government departments, recruitment and human resource management, professional coaching positions as well as in private academies and agencies.

For more information go to 'My Course My Career'

Course rules

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.

Course structure

Year 1 

EEH101Health and Physical Education Studies

EEH102The Art and Science of Movement

EEH103Foundations of Sport and Exercise Pedagogy and Practice

EPP101Teacher-Learner Identity

EPP102Learning-Teaching Communities

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

2 credit points of discipline study units in third teaching method area

Year 2

EEH202Youth Health and Student Wellbeing

EPP203Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A

EPP204Understanding Learning, Learners and Classroom Relationships

HSE201Exercise Physiology


HSE204Motor Learning and Development

2 credit points of discipline study units in third teaching method area

Year 3 

EEH301Nutrition, Growth and Development for Health Educators

EEH315Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years

EEH405Senior Physical Education: Curriculum Study

EPP303Health and Pyhsical Education: Curriculum Study B

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

2 credit points of curriculum study units in third teaching method area

Year 4 

EEH401Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education

EEH403Inclusivity and Diversity in Hpe Movement Contexts

EEH404Health: a Family and Community Focus

EEH455Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education

EPP401Curriculum Assessment and Policy in Contemporary Schooling

EPP406Professional Identity and Curriculum Work

ESH403Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

Course map


Teaching method area

Discipline studies units

Curriculum studies units

Science (Senior Secondary) in specialist science area Biology

SLE010 (0 credit point unit)


Plus 3 credit points of units from one of:

Animal Biology

Cell Biology

Human Biology

Plant Biology

Natural History



Science (Senior Secondary) in specialist science area Chemistry

SLE010 (0 credit point unit)


Plus 3 credit points of units from one of:

Chemistry (Geelong only)

Chemistry and Materials Science (Burwood only)




(Burwood only)





(Burwood only)





Children’s Literature

Literary Studies








Mathematical Modelling



Professional Experience Placement

Students are required to apply for a Working with Children Check. Apply online as a volunteer at

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