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Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary for current students

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

Notes:

(i) New course version commencing from 2011 at Burwood (Melbourne) and from 2013 at Waurn Ponds (Geelong).

(ii) 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

Approved by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as a preservice teaching qualification.

 

International students and permanent residents

Graduates of this course who are intending to apply for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) will be required to demonstrate an IELTS of an average band score of 7.5 across all four skill areas where there is no score below 7 in any of the four skills areas and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening. You are advised to read the VIT's Qualification for Teachers Registration policy carefully which is available at: Further information

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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.

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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

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Course rules

The degree requires students to complete 32 credit points over the equivalent of four years of full-time study. Students are required to complete: 18 credit points of Education units (which include studies in education, physical and health education, curriculum methods, literacy and numeracy and professional experience); 14 credit points of discipline studies (which include exercise science, applied sports science and discipline content related to the additional teaching method). Additional teaching methods may be taken from a range of discipline areas including Biology, Chemistry, Dance, Drama, English, Mathematics and History.

 

The School of Education teaches 18 of the 32 credit points in this award; 10 credit points of exercise science discipline are taught by the Faculty of Health and 4 units (providing discipline content for the additional teaching method) are taught by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment, along with other Schools in the Faculty of Arts and Education.

 

Additional Graduation requirements: Prior to graduation, students MUST have completed an Emergency First Aid Certificate (Level 2) and AUSTSWIM qualifications in order to satisfy VIT Specialist Area Physical Education requirements.

In order to satisfy the Victorian Institute of Teaching requirements for graduates to have good literacy and numeracy skills all students must successfully pass EXC425 Literacy and Numeracy in the Curriculum.

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Detailed course rules

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education may be awarded at pass level. To be awarded the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education pass degree a person shall:

1. be accepted for enrolment in a course of study leading to the award of a Bachelor Health and Physical Education pass degree and continue to be accepted for enrolment until completion of that course of study

2. complete a course of study amounting to 32 credit points provided that the course of study shall

2.1 include units amounting to 25 credit points from those units specified by Faculty Board from time to time as course-grouped units leading to the award of the degree of Bachelor of Health and Physical Education.

2.2 include units amounting to not less than 22 credit points at level 2 or higher, at least 6 credit points of which shall be taken at level 3 or higher, and at least 6 credit points of which shall be taken at level 4 or higher; and

2.3 include a major sequence of 6 units of professional education units amounting to not less than 6 credit points which include professional experience; and

2.4 include a major sequence of health and physical education studies of not less than 6 credit points; and

2.5 include a major sequence of no more than 8 credit points in a discipline area related to the curriculum method study of health and physical education; and

2.6 include a minor sequence of at least 4 credit points in an additional discipline area which is to be related to the secondary curriculum method studies undertaken as agreed with the Schools of Arts, and the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment; and

3.  Prior to graduation, students are required to supply a certified copy of their level 2 Emergency First Aid and AustSwim qualifications in order to satisfy VIT Specialist Area Physical Education.

 

4. The course of study shall be completed within a period of not less than four years and except with the permission of the Faculty Board not more than 10 consecutive years from the date the person first enrolled in the course.

5. The course of study shall include satisfactory completion of at least 80 days of supervised school experience. Students should note that four years of tertiary study inclusive of teacher education is required for employment as a teacher in Victoria.

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Discipline sequences

Refer to the details of each discipline for availability.

 

 

Discipline sequences for additional teaching methods were developed in consultation with the relevant faculties and discipline coordinators. Students must meet any prerequisites required by the offering Faculty. Units offered have been selected to most appropriately support the curriculum methodology study units while maintaining flexibility and student choice. Sequences have been designed to meet the Victorian Institute of Teaching ‘Specialist Area Guidelines’ for secondary teachers.

Specialist area Guidelines for teachers can be found on the website of the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Biology
Chemistry
Dance (Burwood (Melbourne) students only)
Drama (Burwood (Melbourne) students only)

English - Literature  

English - Children's literature
Mathematics
History

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Course structure

Level 1  

Trimester 1

HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety  *

EPP101 Teacher-Learner Identity  

EEH101 Health and Physical Education Studies  

HBS109 Human Structure and Function  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 1

 

* All seven HSE coded units in this course have a HSE010 prerequisite zero credit point hurdle task unit that is a laboratory preparation unit.


Trimester 2

EPP102 Learning-Teaching Communities  

EEH102 The Art and Science of Movement  

HSE102 Functional Human Anatomy  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 2

 

Level 2 (Commenced 2012 for Burwood (Melbourne) students.  Commencing 2014 for Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students.)

Trimester 1

EPP203 Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A  

HSE201 Exercise Physiology  

HSE203 Exercise Behaviour  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 3


Trimester 2

EEH201 Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study B  

HSE202 Biomechanics  

HSE204 Motor Learning and Development  

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 4


Level 3 (Commenced 2013 for Burwood (Melbourne) students.  Commencing 2015 for Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students.)

Trimester 1

EPP304 Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents  

Plus Curriculum Study 2A for 2nd teaching method

 

HSN201 Principles of Nutrition  

HSE311 Applied Sports Science 1  


Trimester 2

EEH315 Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years  

HSE314 Applied Sports Science 2  

EEH405 Senior Physical Education: Curriculum Study  

Plus Curriculum Study 2B for 2nd teaching method

 

Level 4 (Commencing 2014 for Burwood (Melbourne) students.  Commencing 2016 for Waurn Ponds (Geelong) students.)

Trimester 1

EPP305 Policy, Schooling and Society  

EEH455 Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education  

EXC425 Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum  

HSE301 Principles of Exercise Prescription  


Trimester 2

EPP406 Professional Identity and Curriculum Work  

EEH401 Professional Issues in Health and Physical Education  

EEH404 Health: a Family and Community Focus  

ESH403 Senior Health and Human Development: Curriculum Study  

 

Notes:

(i) All seven HSE coded units in this course have a HSE010 prerequisite zero credit point hurdle task unit that is a laboratory preparation unit.

(ii) EEH404 commences from 2014 and is a core unit at Level 4.

 

Curriculum study method units

Biology

ESS444 Science: Curriculum Study  

ESS467 Senior Biology: Curriculum Study  

 

Chemistry

ESS444 Science: Curriculum Study  

ESJ460 Studies in Curriculum (TESOL or Senior Chemistry)  

Note: ESJ460 students to select Senior Chemistry: Curriculum specialism.

 

Dance

(ECA431/ECA432 students to select Dance specialism)

ECA431 Arts Education Discipline Study 1  

ECA432 Arts Education Discipline Study 2  

 

Drama

(ECA431/ECA432 students to select Drama specialism)

ECA431 Arts Education Discipline Study 1  

ECA432 Arts Education Discipline Study 2  

 

English - Literature

ECL461 English Education A  

ECL462 English Education B  


English - Children's literature

ECL461 English Education A  

ECL462 English Education B  

 

Mathematics

ESM424 Mathematics: Curriculum Study  

ESM425 Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study  

 

History

ECS471 History and Humanities: Curriculum Study A  

ECS472 History and Humanities: Curriculum Study B  

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Details of discipline sequences

Biology


SLE111 Cells and Genes  

SLE132 Biology: Form and Function  

SLE254 Genetics  

Choose one unit from the following:
SLE203 Plant Biology  

SLE234 Microbiology  

Chemistry


SLE155 Chemistry for the Professional Sciences  *

SLE210 Chemistry the Enabling Science  


Choose two units from the following:

SLE213 Introduction to Spectroscopic Principles  

SLE214 Organic Chemistry  

SLE235 Chemical Systems  

 

* SLE155 - Students without Year 12 Chemistry (or equivalent) are encouraged to complete SLE133 prior to SLE155.

Dance - (Burwood (Melbourne) students only)


ACD101 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A  

ACD102 Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B  

ACD203 Contemporary Dance Practice and History A  

ACD204 Contemporary Dance Practice and History B  

Note: ACD203, ACD204 prerequisites apply.

Drama - (Burwood (Melbourne) students only)

ACP101 Principles of Live Performance  

ACP177 Modern and Postmodern Drama  

ACP279 The Integrated Performer  

ACP280 Performance, Text, Realisation  

 

Note: ACP279 is a prerequisite of ACP280.

Mathematics


SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT194 Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  

SIT291 Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling  

and

 

Students may select from:

SIT281 Cryptography  

or

SIT292 Linear Algebra and Applications to Data Communications  
 

 

 

For students who have not completed VCE Mathematical Methods 3 & 4:

 

SIT192 Discrete Mathematics  

SIT190 Introductory Mathematical Methods  

SLE251 Research Methods and Data Analysis  

SIT292 Linear Algebra and Applications to Data Communications  

OR

SIT281 Cryptography  

History

Select 2 units from the following:

 

AIA105 Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010  

AIA106 Populate Or Perish: Australia's People  (Commencing 2014.)

AIH107 World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939  

AIH108 The World After the War: 1945 - 1991  

 

Select a further 2 units from the following:

AIH205 Sex and Gender in History  

AIH238 Australia and the Two World Wars  

English - Literature

ALL101 The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others  

ALL102 From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions  

 

Select 2 units from the following:

ALL201 Love, Death and Poetry  

ALL202 Writing Modern Worlds  

ALL260 Australian Literature  

ALL274 Supernatural Literature  

 

English - Children's literature

ALL153 Literature for Children and Young Adults  

ALL154 Power Politics and Texts for Young People  

ALL228 The Golden Age in Children's Literature  

ALL230 Re-Imagining Literature for Young People  

 

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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).

 

Students receive a copy of the Professional Experience Handbook each year from the Professional Experience Office (also available at deakin.edu.au/arts-ed/education/schoolexp). Information contained in the Handbook is updated annually and is a summary of Faculty rules in relation to school experience.

 

Schedule of new Education Studies/ Professional Experience units

 

EPP101 Teacher-Learner Identity  

 

EPP102 Learning-Teaching Communities  

 

EPP203 Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A  

 

EPP304 Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents  

 

EPP305 Policy, Schooling and Society  

 

EPP406 Professional Identity and Curriculum Work  

 

To pass the units listed above pre-service teachers must successfully complete the unit work assignment component, submitting and passing the unit’s associated assessment pieces;

and successfully complete the appropriate professional experience days based in school/s.

The practicum component is assessed primarily by the supervising classroom teacher in consultations with the pre-service teacher. Satisfactory completion of the practicum component within each education studies/professional experience unit is compulsory in order for the student to progress.

 

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