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

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


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

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.

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.

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

Course structure

Level 1 

Trimester 1

HSE010Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety *

EPP101Teacher-Learner Identity

EEH101Health and Physical Education Studies

HBS109Human 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

EPP102Learning-Teaching Communities

EEH102The Art and Science of Movement

HSE102Functional Human Anatomy

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 2

Level 2

Trimester 1

EPP203Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A

HSE201Exercise Physiology

HSE203Exercise Behaviour

Plus Second Method Discipline Study 3

Trimester 2

EEH201Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study B

HSE202Biomechanics

HSE204Motor 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

EPP304Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents

Plus Curriculum Study 2A for 2nd teaching method

HSE311Applied Sports Science 1

And one of:

HSN201Principles of Nutrition (last offered Trimester 1 2015)

Or

HSN101Food: Nutrition, Culture and Innovation (also offered Trimester 3)

Trimester 2

EEH315Teaching Sexuality Education in the Middle Years

HSE314Applied Sports Science 2

EEH405Senior 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

EPP305Policy, Schooling and Society

EEH455Approaches to Teaching Health and Physical Education

EXC425Literacy and Numeracy Across the Curriculum

HSE301Principles of Exercise Prescription

Trimester 2

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

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 commenced in 2014 and is a core unit at Level 4.

Curriculum study method units

Biology

ESS444Science: Curriculum Study

ESS467Senior Biology: Curriculum Study

Chemistry

ESS444Science: Curriculum Study

ESJ460Studies in Curriculum (TESOL or Senior Chemistry)

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

Dance OR Drama

ECA431Arts Education Discipline Study 1

ECA432Arts Education Discipline Study 2

English - Literature OR English - Children's Literature

ECL461English Education A

ECL462English Education B

Mathematics

ESM424Mathematics: Curriculum Study

ESM425Senior Mathematics: Curriculum Study

History

ECS471History and Humanities: Curriculum Study A

ECS472History and Humanities: Curriculum Study B

Details of discipline sequences

Biology


SLE111Cells and Genes

SLE132Biology: Form and Function

SLE254Genetics

Choose one unit from the following:
SLE203Plant Biology

SLE234Microbiology

Chemistry

SLE155Chemistry for the Professional Sciences *

SLE210Chemistry the Enabling Science

Choose two units from the following:

SLE213Introduction to Spectroscopic Principles

SLE214Organic Chemistry

SLE235Chemical Systems

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

Dance - (Burwood (Melbourne) students only)

ACD101Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice A

ACD102Introduction to Contemporary Dance Practice B

ACD203Contemporary Dance Practice and History A

ACD204Contemporary Dance Practice and History B

Note: ACD203, ACD204 prerequisites apply.

Drama - (Burwood (Melbourne) students only)

ACP109Improvisation: Principles in Action

ACP177Genre and Performance

ACP280Major Performance Project: Page to Stage (2 credit points)

Mathematics

SIT192Discrete Mathematics

SIT194Introduction to Mathematical Modelling

SIT291Mathematical Methods for Information Modelling

and

Students may select from:

SIT281Cryptography

or

SIT292Linear Algebra for Data Analysis
 

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

SIT192Discrete Mathematics

SIT190Introductory Mathematical Methods

SLE251Research Methods and Data Analysis

SIT292Linear Algebra for Data Analysis

OR

SIT281Cryptography

History

Select 2 units from the following:

AIA105Visions of Australia: Time and Space From 1700 to 2010

AIA106Populate Or Perish: Australia's People

AIH107World History Between the Wars 1919 - 1939

AIH108The World After the War: 1945 - 1991

Select a further 2 units from the following:

AIH205Sex and Gender in History

AIH238Australia and the Two World Wars

English - Literature

ALL101The Stories We Tell: Inventing Selves and Others

ALL102From Horror to Romance: Genre and Its Obsessions

Select 2 units from the following:

ALL201Love, Death and Poetry

ALL202Writing Modern Worlds

ALL260Australian Literature

ALL274Supernatural Literature

English - Children's literature

ALL153Literature for Children and Young Adults

ALL154Power Politics and Texts for Young People

ALL228The Golden Age in Children's Literature

ALL230Re-Imagining Literature for Young People


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 Education Studies/ Professional Experience units

EPP101Teacher-Learner Identity [Coursework only from 2015]

EPP102Learning-Teaching Communities

EPP203Professional Experience in Health and Physical Education: Curriculum Study A

EPP304Ways of Knowing Children and Adolescents

EPP305Policy, Schooling and Society

EPP406Professional 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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