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What will I learn?

You love motivating and helping young people learn. You're passionate about good health and exercise. You want a degree that's hands-on and gets you out into schools during every year of your degree.

You want a career that can take you anywhere. At FedUni, we'll teach you how to teach and you'll spend about one quarter of your course getting your heart-rate up, learning and practicing the skills you'll soon be teaching.

Along with graduating ready to teach health and PE in a secondary school, you'll also specialize in another teaching method from English, history, math’s, psychology, science and outdoor education. Then, when you're looking for work, you'll have double the skills to offer.

Once you finish your degree, you can register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You may follow many of our graduates who teach overseas and around Australia in remote communities, regional centers and capital cities.

This qualification has a strong orientation towards developing vocationally relevant knowledge and skills, through learning opportunities that blend theoretical knowledge with practice. You will experience ongoing opportunity to put your university studies into numerous and varied 'real life' practice situations, preparing you for a diverse range of teaching contexts now and into the future.

Areas of study include: exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development and learning, fundamentals and foundations of health and physical education; health and human development, nutrition, physical activity, creative movement, applied sports science, contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning in health and physical education.

Career opportunities

  • Activities instructor
  • Health and human development teacher
  • Secondary school teacher
  • Personal trainer
  • Health education teacher
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Gym instructor
  • Physical education teacher
  • Health promotions officer
  • Leading teacher
  • Principal
  • Government and non-government health
  • Sport teacher
  • Health teacher
  • Health and PE teacher
  • Outdoor Ed teacher
  • Health Education
  • Sport coaching
  • Teacher
  • Sports coach

In addition, you will be well prepared to successfully undertake many other occupations and will be highly sought after by professions requiring graduates with excellent communication and organizational abilities, critical thinking and problem solving skills, and a strong professional work ethic.

Which department am I in?

School of Education



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,700.00 (14,29,336) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March 2022


Federation University Australia

Mount Helen Campus,

University Drive,



3350, BALLARAT, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$26,700.00 (14,29,336) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

Expected March 2022


Gippsland Campus (Churchill)

Northways Road,



3842, GIPPSLAND, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Successful completion of Australian Year 12, or overseas equivalent. International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB) with a minimum score of 24 from 6 subjects. Academic IELTS: Academic IELTS: Overall 6.0 (no band less than 6.0); 60-78 with minimums: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18, Writing 21; Pearson (PTE): Overall 50 (no band less than 50); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 169 (no band less than 169).

For international students

Successful completion of Australian Year 12 with final-year mathematics courses, or overseas equivalent.

Overall IELTS band score of 7.5, with no less than 8.0 in listening and speaking and no less than 7.0 in reading and writing; TOEFL iBT: 106 with minimums (Reading 24, Listening 24, Speaking 23, Writing 27); Pearson (PTE): Overall 73 (no band less than 65); Cambridge-CAE: Overall 191 (no band less than 185).

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About Federation University Australia

Federation University enjoys 5 stars for teaching quality, student support and overall graduate experience (The Good Universities Guide 2021).

  • No.1 in Australia for teaching quality
  • Among top 2 percent of universities worldwide for education
  • No.1 in Victoria for graduate starting salary
  • Great industry connections & work-integrated learning