Health and physical education

Health and Physical Education

Do you want to help young people build happier, healthier lives? A career in health and physical education could be for you.

Educating children and teenagers about health and wellbeing and encouraging physical activity in all its many forms can have a real impact.

As a Monash graduate with a specialisation in health and physical education, you'll be able to nurture a love of activity and healthy habits in your students, and a deeper understanding of their own development.

Study at Monash

Our courses are designed to give you the tools and flexibility to start and grow your career in health and physical education.

Undergraduate courses – Your first university degree
Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Education
Peninsula Campus
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Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Secondary Education Health and Physical Education
Peninsula Campus
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Pathways into Education

There are many ways to gain entry to Monash Education if you miss out on direct entry. See what pathways are available to you.


You have multiple career options with a Monash degree.

Depending on the degree you select and your area of specialisation, you can work as a teacher in primary and secondary schools, the community sector and in sporting settings.

Our courses are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Jobs in health and physical education include:

  • Primary teacher
  • Specialist primary teacher (health and physical education)
  • Specialist high school teacher (health and physical education)
  • Health and physical activity consultant
  • Educational designer for health and physical education programs

Breaking down barriers

At Monash we want you to be able to inspire your students to be fit, active and engaged with the world and our environment.

You’ll be taught by some of the most inspiring and committed experts in the field, who also continually research in this field.

It’s based on teaching a new style of health and physical education — one that is inclusive, plays to students’ strengths and breaks down barriers.

As a teacher, you’ll be an agent of real social change.

Hayden Owens
“I was set on Monash. It was my university of choice”