Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary for international students

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Year

2017 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
Campus
  • Burwood (Melbourne)
  • Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length4 years full time
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code089295M
English language requirements

IELTS band score of 7 with no band less than 6.5

VTAC Codes1400314283 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), International full-fee paying place
1400514283 - Burwood (Melbourne), International full-fee paying place
Deakin course code E377
Faculty contactsDeakin International
Tel +61 3 9627 4877
Online enquiry

Course sub-headings

Course 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.

Cloud (online) studies

Deakin offers many courses which can be studied by distance education overseas.

However, international students living in Australia must, in each compulsory trimester (that is, Trimesters 1 and 2), enrol in at least one unit that is offered as a Campus located unit and can, in addition enrol in units offered via Cloud (online). International students are not permitted to do more than 25% of their total course via Cloud (online) learning. Best practice is to enrol in mostly Campus located units in each compulsory trimester.

In a non-compulsory trimester (Trimester 3), international students may study Cloud (online) units only.

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.

Fees and charges

Fees and charges vary depending on your course, your fee category and the year you started. To find out about the fees and charges that apply to you, visit www.deakin.edu.au/fees.

Course Learning Outcomes

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes

Discipline specific knowledge and capabilities

Acquire broad and coherent theoretical knowledge in the disciplines of Health, Physical Education and one other teaching area.

Apply the principles of contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning in Health and Physical Education.

Communication

Use a range of oral and written communication skills and technologies to transmit knowledge and skills to others in the classroom and the broader school community. 

Digital literacy

Employ a range of technologies to collect, analyse, synthesise and evaluate information for the purposes of teaching and learning in a rapidly-changing global environment. 

Critical thinking

Use critical and analytical skills to determine solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in teaching, learning and assessment practices and to adapt these solutions to diverse contexts and learners. 

Problem solving

Use critical and analytical skills to determine solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems in teaching, learning and assessment practices and to adapt these solutions to diverse contexts and learners.

Demonstrate the capacity to identify a students’ prior knowledge, learning strengths and weaknesses and develop a range of strategies to effectively manage diverse classroom learning.

Self-management

Acquire understanding of the importance of reflective practice to plan and deliver coherent teaching and learning experiences for students in Health, Physical Education and one other teaching area.

Act with autonomy and responsibility in making well-developed judgements in individual and collaborative professional practice in Health and Physical Education teaching contexts

Teamwork

Work and learn collaboratively with colleagues and other professionals and members of the wider community. 

Global citizenship

Develop an understanding of multicultural and inclusive pedagogies to sustain ethical approaches to teaching and learning.

Approved by Faculty Board June 2014

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

Years 1, 2, 3 & 4

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

HSE202Biomechanics

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 Physical 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

EPP405Professional Identity and Curriculum Work

ESH403Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study

HSE301Exercise Prescription for Fitness and Health

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

HSN010Food and Nutrition Laboratory Safety

HSN103Food: the Environment and Consumers

HSN106Food Fundamentals

HSH206Human Development and Healthy Families

HSN210Nutrition and Food Promotion

Curriculum studies units

(Burwood only)

EEH406Home Economics: Curriculum Study A (Commencing 2018)

EEH407Home Economics: Curriculum Study B (Commencing 2018)

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Entry requirements - general

General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.

Entry requirements - specific

Applicants are required to have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent.  Prerequisites:  Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of general mathematics or mathematical methods or units 3 and 4: any Mathematics. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 35 in English (ESL) or 25 in any other English other than ESL.

Provision is made for the intake of mature-age or special-entry applicants. Prerequisite studies and/or special requirements apply for entry into the second teaching method of choice offered by the Faculties of Arts and Education; Medicine, Nursing, Health and Behavioural Sciences; or Science, Engineering and Built Environment. Refer to the relevant Course Structures and the VTAC Guide.

All applicants except CY12 must lodge a Bachelor of Physical Education and Health (Secondary) Personal particulars form online at www.deakin.edu.au/education/forms.php by 30 September.

Late applicants or change of preference by 10 December. To be considered for Early Round NONY12 applicants must apply by 30 September. All applicants must meet any prerequisites or extra requirements specified for their choice of discipline studies for their second teaching method. 
Test: Applicants who do not meet the mathematics and English VCE prerequisites, or have not completed Year 12 or have not undertaken study within the last 5 years must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.

IELTS / English language requirements

An applicant for registration as a teacher must meet the standards of competence in both written and oral communication in the English language.
If you completed all four years of the higher education study required for registration in English at an institution in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, The United States of America, Canada or the Republic of Ireland, you will meet the requirements for English language competence.

For International students: If you did not complete all four years of the higher education study you are presenting for consideration for registration as outlined above, you will be required to undertake one of the approved English language tests.

Credit for prior learning - general

If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for credit transfer. You will need to provide a certified copy of your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your credit transfer.
Your credit transfer is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.

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

How to apply

Tracking your application
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.

  • If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
  • If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact deakin-int-admissions@deakin.edu.au

Professional Experience Placement

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.