Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary for current students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
Campus
Cloud (online)No
Duration4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
CRICOS course code073714F
Deakin course codeE377

Note: Dance and Drama discipline sequences are offered Burwood (Melbourne) only.

Course sub-headings

Course overview

Deakin's Bachelor of Health and Physical Education prepares you for a career in health and physical education teaching in upper primary and secondary schools. The course provides theory and practice in the study of education, discipline studies, curriculum studies and in the specialised teaching methods of health and physical education. In addition, you will study a second teaching method of your choice from a selected range of discipline studies offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment or the Faculty of Arts and Education.

You will participate in a highly rewarding professional experience program spending at least 80 days working in schools, with children and alongside experienced teachers.

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 Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) may be required to provide further information. You are advised to check the VIT registration requirements carefully.


Contact Hours

For each unit of study students are expected to participate in at least three hours of formal contact each week of trimester. A minimum of six hours of study time in addition to the formal contact is also expected for each unit each week.

Fees and charges

This section is for:

  • all Commonwealth Supported Place students, or
  • domestic fee-paying undergraduate students, or
  • all domestic and International students who commenced in 2015 or before.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. The cost of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search under the 'Unit based calculation'.

* The Commonwealth supported place (CSP) indicative annual course fee shown in the table below is provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2015, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking full-time study within the specified discipline. The actual fees charged by Deakin University, will depend on the individual unit discipline and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines.


  This section is for:

  • all International students who commenced in 2016 or after, or
  • all postgraduate domestic student who commenced in 2016 or after.

Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:

Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*Domestic Fee PayingInternational Fee Paying
$7,311Not applicable$27,000

The rates shown are based on eight credit points (which equals one Equivalent Full Time Study Load - EFTSL). If your study load for the year is less than or more than eight credit points, your fees will be adjusted accordingly. The credit point and EFTSL value of each unit can be viewed by looking up your units in the Handbook Unit Search. To calculate the fee for each unit, take the applicable course fee above, divide it by eight, then multiply it by the credit point of the unit you are studying.

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 (which include discipline study and curriculum study units for the Physical Education and Health teaching method areas)
  • 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.

For available third teaching method areas see below.

This course includes 80 days of supervised professional experience.

Course structure

Year 1 

EEH101Health and Physical Education Studies

EEH102The Art and Science of Movement

EPP101Teacher-Learner Identity

EPP102Learning-Teaching Communities

HBS109Human Structure and Function

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

EEH201Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study B

EPP203Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A

HSE201Exercise Physiology

HSE202Biomechanics

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

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

Year 3 

EEH315Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years

EEH405Senior Physical Education: Curriculum Study

EPP304Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

HSN101Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health  

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

Year 4 

EEH401Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education

EEH404Health: a Family and Community Focus

EEH455Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education

EPP305Policy, Schooling and Society

EPP406Professional Identity and Curriculum Work

ESH403Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study

EXC425Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

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)

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

Dance (Burwood only)

ECA431

ECA432

Drama

Drama (Burwood only)

ECA431

ECA432

English

Children’s Literature

Literary Studies

ECL461

ECL462

History

History

ECS471

ECS472

Mathematics

Mathematical Modelling

ESM424

ESM425


Professional Experience requirements

Students are required for registration purposes (and for the award of the degree) to have completed over the duration of their course a minimum of 80 days of supervised school experience. Students are asked to ensure they are conversant with the Standards for Graduating Students as required by the Victorian Institute of Teaching. The school-based experience is organised by the Faculty of Arts and Education Professional Experience Office in consultation with schools. Students are advised that (normally) any paid or unpaid work undertaken in a school as an unqualified teacher/teacher’s aide will not be recognised for credit in the course.  A satisfactory level of teaching competence during supervised school experience is required for award of the degree. An “unsatisfactory” result on any school experience placement will be referred to the Faculty Academic Progress and Discipline Committee.

Graduates of an accredited teaching course are advised that teacher registration is required in Victoria and is administered by the Victorian Institute of Teaching under the Education and Training Reform Act 2006 (Vic.). Teacher registration includes the ability to satisfy the Standards for Graduating Students (available at: vit.vic.edu.au).

The Professional Experience Handbook is available at http://www.deakin.edu.au/education/students/professional-experience

Information contained in the Handbook is updated annually and is a summary of Faculty rules in relation to school experience.