Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary for current students

Year2015 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
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 initial teacher program has been approved by the Victorian Institute of Teaching for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. Graduate intending to apply for registration in Victoria should carefully check all requirements relating to this process specified here


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

Unit fees can be viewed within individual unit descriptions. You can search for a unit using the Unit Search.

Please be aware:

  • Fees are calculated on a per unit basis
  • Fees charged will depend on the individual units chosen
  • Fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and services

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 

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit points)

EPP101Teacher-Learner Identity

EPP102Learning-Teaching Communities

EEH101Health and Physical Education Studies

EEH102The Art and Science of Movement

HBS109Human Structure and Function

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

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

Year 2

EPP203Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A

EEH201Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study B

HSE201Exercise Physiology

HSE202Biomechanics

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

HSE204Motor Learning and Development

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

Year 3 

EPP304Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents

EEH315Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

EEH405Senior Physical Education: Curriculum Study

 

HSN201Principles of Nutrition (last offered Trimester 1 2015)

Or

HSN101Foundations of Food, Nutrition and Health  

 

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

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

Year 4 

EPP305Policy, Schooling and Society

EEH455Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education

EXC425Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

HSE301Principles of Exercise Prescription

EPP406Professional Identity and Curriculum Work

EEH401Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education

EEH404Health: a Family and Community Focus

ESH403Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study

 

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 athttp://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.