Health and physical education

Health and Physical Education

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

Educating children and teengagers 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 the outdoors in your students in a wide range of educational spaces.

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.

With a specialisation in outdoor education, you can work in some of the world’s most spectacular locations.

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)
  • High school teacher
  • Specialist high school teacher (health and physical education)
  • Outdoor education leader
  • Outdoor education instructor
  • Group tour leader
Hayden Owens
“I was set on Monash. It was my university of choice”

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.

Study at our Peninsula campus

Combine a great lifestyle with a beautiful natural environment when you study early childhood education at our Peninsula campus.

The Monash Peninsula Activity and Recreation Centre will be your home away from home. It’s our new $12.8 million, six star energy rated building.

The exercise science testing lab and a movement and performance studio are two of the specialised teaching and learning spaces.

The centre also has a large fitness centre, group fitness studio, a two-court stadium.

And for the outdoor education students, your classrooms expand to the Mount Bogong High Plains and Nooramunga Marine and Coastal Park.

Discover more at open day

You can find a lot of information online, but nothing beats the first-hand experience you get from attending an Open Day in person.

Come to Peninsula Open Day on Sat 4 August 2018 and speak to staff and current students to find out about courses and university life on campus.