EEH101 - Health and Physical Education Studies


2020 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Enrolments close early March

Student enrolment quotas apply to this unit

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in E377

Students from other courses may take the unit with permission of the course director

Campus contact:

Jacqui Peters (Burwood (Melbourne))

Leanne Coll (Waurn Ponds (Geelong))





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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1.5-hour class per week, 1 x 1.5-hour practical per week


This unit begins by investigating the history of physical education, health and sport within an education context and noting the shift towards a more integrated model of HPE.  The areas of congruence, tensions and challenges for PE identities are explored.  A focus on physical activity and the relationship to children’s health status and present day health and physical education programs are examined.  This is achieved through teacher modelling, student observation and teaching physical education lessons in a school setting.  Students will also analyse the benefits, role and history of health in education and explore the risks to students and identity within a health context, school and broader community. 

Students will also explore the work of the teacher in relation to the key principles described in the code of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession and the relevant legislative, administrative and organisational policies and processes required for teachers according to school stage.  Students participate in practical classes to enhance their knowledge and skills in traditional and student-centred approaches to learning through a variety of sports (including SEPEP and game-centred approaches) and reflect on the shift from participant to teacher.

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