Primary and secondary health and physical education

Your qualification will be a Bachelor of Education (Honours) in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education

If you are passionate about educating children from a young age on the importance of physical activity, and health and wellbeing, then this specialisation is for you.

You will qualify as a generalist primary school teacher, a specialist health and physical education primary school teacher, and a secondary school teacher with health and physical education as your two specialist teaching areas. This will give you the flexibility and expertise to turn your passion into a productive and rewarding career in a wide range of settings.

You will develop discipline knowledge for the primary curriculum, including English and literacies, mathematics, arts education, humanities and social education, science, and the environment and sustainability, and specialist expertise in the teaching areas of Health and Physical Education.

You will learn about the biophysical and behavioural foundations of health and physical education, and how to optimise individual potential for health and wellbeing, and build healthy, active communities. In learning how humans develop movement skills, you will acquire theoretical foundations and practical approaches to coaching across contexts including games, challenges and sports, developing advanced laboratory and field-based skills for sport and exercise science.

You will study how children and adolescents think and learn and how they can be effectively and creatively taught. Education studies include contemporary child and adolescent development, psychology and the social and cultural context of education, and provide the foundations for implementing effective teaching practice. You will develop a rich repertoire of strategies for promoting learning and for diagnosing and assessing progress, and will acquire the skills needed for curriculum planning, implementation and evaluation.

At least 85 days of professional experience will provide you with hands-on teaching practice in primary and secondary schools.

This qualification will open up a range of opportunities in primary and secondary school settings. You will be well prepared for a future as a leading educator.

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Specialisation Details

Location
On-campus at Peninsula: Full time
Start Date
First Semester (February)

'The hands-on learning experience in the field of education is enriching and vital in gaining the experience necessary to enter the field post education.' - James Elliott, Bachelor of Education (Honours) specialising in Primary and Secondary Health and Physical Education

You'll complete 85 days of professional experience within this specialisation in local, rural or international settings. Watch the video to learn about Erin's experience on her rural placement at Wonthaggi Secondary College.