Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary for local students

Year2016 course information
Award granted Bachelor of Health and Physical Education
CampusOffered at Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Cloud (online)No
Length4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Next available intake

March (Trimester 1)

CSP annual fee (indicative) - commencing 2016$7,311 - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
Full fee paying annual fee - commencing 2016Not applicable
Faculty contacts

Arts and Education Student Services and Enrolment Enquiries

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

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

LevelUndergraduate
VTAC Codes1400314281 - Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
1400514281 - Burwood (Melbourne), Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)
CRICOS course code073714F
Deakin course code E377

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.

Fees and charges

Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is considered a standard full time load for one year of study. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can add these together to calculate your study load for each year. Depending on enrolment, you may be enrolled in more than or less than the one EFTSL each year.

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
A Commonwealth supported place is one for which the University receives some Government funding. Students enrolled in these places are required to contribute only part of the cost of their course. To be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place you must be an Australian citizen, or a New Zealand citizen or holder of a permanent visa who will be residing in Australia for the duration of your unit/s of study.

* The indicative annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2016, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline. The 2016 CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a CSP, may be eligible for HECS-HELP to assist in paying their tuition fees. For more information about HECS-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

Fee-paying student
A fee-paying place is one for which the University does not receive any government funding. Students enrolled in these places contribute the full cost of their course.

* The indicative annual course fee shown has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2016, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline. The 2016 full fee course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms legislation is passed.

The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2016 can be viewed from the Unit Search.

The fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.

Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on "indicative course fees" to calculate the total future cost of their course.

Australian citizens or holders of a permanent humanitarian visa, enrolling in a full fee place, may be eligible for FEE-HELP to assist in paying their tuition fees. For more information about FEE-HELP visit the Study Assist website.

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 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


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.

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

Applicants are required to have successfully completed the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE) or equivalent. Prerequisites:  Units 1 and 2 – two units (any study combination) of general mathematics or mathematical methods or units 3 and 4: any Mathematics. Units 3 and 4 – a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English other than EAL.

Provision is made for the intake of mature-age or special-entry applicants. Prerequisite studies and/or special requirements apply for entry into the second teaching method of choice offered by the Faculties of Arts and Education; Health; or Science, Engineering and Built Technology. Refer to the relevant Course Structures and the VTAC Guide.

All applicants must apply through VTAC (link: http://www.vtac.edu.au/).  NonYr12 applicants must complete the VTAC Personal Statement.  To be considered for early round, NonY12 applicants must apply by the final date for timely applications (see VTAC Key dates: http://www.vtac.edu.au/dates.html).  All applicants must meet any prerequisites or extra requirements specified for their choice of discipline studies for their second teaching method.

Test: NonYr12 Applicants who do not meet the mathematics and English VCE prerequisites, or have not completed Year 12 or have not undertaken study within the last 5 years must complete the STAT Multiple Choice.

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

Applications for campus based study for Trimester 1 must be made through the Victorian Tertiary Admission Centre (VTAC). For more information refer to VTAC (external site).


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.