Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary for local students

Year

2017 course information

Award granted Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud CampusNo
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

Tuition fee rateAvailable fee rates for 2017 can be found at www.deakin.edu.au/fees
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Tel 03 5227 1359
artsed@deakin.edu.au

Burwood (Melbourne) 
Tel 03 9246 8100
artsed@deakin.edu.au

LevelUndergraduate
CRICOS course code089295M
VTAC Codes1400314281 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514281 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Deakin course code E377

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.

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.

Career opportunities

Graduates of this course will be suitably qualified to find careers in Australian and overseas primary and secondary schools, sports management, recreation and fitness industries, government departments, recruitment and human resource management, professional coaching positions as well as in private academies and agencies.

For more information go to 'My Course My Career'

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)

Course Map

Course map

Entry requirements - general

Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
For more information on the Admission Criteria and Selection Policy visit The Guide.

Entry requirements - specific

For year 12/VCE entry:

Units 1 and 2 of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS), or Units 3 and 4 of Mathematics (any); and a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.

For non-year 12 entry:

Refer VTAC entry

Credit for prior learning - general

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

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

Check our Trimester 3 site to see if this course is having a Trimester 3 intake.

Applications for Trimester 3 are made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal.

For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.


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.