What will I learn?

Health and Physical Education teachers educate and promote a range of movement areas including games and sports, dance, gymnastics, aquatics and athletics. They also promote healthy lifestyle issues in schools to encourage lifelong movement, healthy behaviours associated with drugs, good nutrition, self-esteem development, knowledge about sexual health and interpersonal skills.

This four-year degree gives you expert theory and professional experience for employment as a Health and Physical Education teacher. You may also gain employment in other educational environments, with roles such as Game Development Officers and coaching in sports or active after school care programs. You will learn through face-to-face delivery in classrooms, online learning and community settings.

You will complete extensive professional experience throughout your degree, which allows you to learn by observation and apply your skills in the classroom. This includes a Professional Experience (PEX) in second and third year with a final seven week PEX/Internship in fourth year. You will also have opportunities for rural and international professional experiences, to study overseas with UOW's international exchange and study abroad partners, and to join international cultural immersion programs.

You can also apply for the Honours program, which is embedded in third/ fourth year, involves a research project under academic supervision. Entry to honours is based on application and merit.

What you will study

You will study health and physical education subjects including movement skills, games and sports, rhythmic movement, mental health and sexuality, relationships, drug and personal safety, curriculum and pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching), anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and educational foundations. You will also study broader complementary subjects including Aboriginal Education, Information and Communication Technology, Learners with Exceptional Needs, Educational Research, Communication, and Risk and Behaviour Management.

Teaching is an academically rigorous profession and teachers play a critical role in our communities. Strengthening requirements for studying teaching degrees in an initiative of the NSW Government to ensure that initial teacher education programs prepare high quality graduate teachers who can respond to the needs of all learners to make a positive impact on student learning. At UOW we are committed to ensuring our graduates are of the highest standard by setting appropriate entry criteria and maintaining a strongly developmental program that supports teacher education students from diverse backgrounds with diverse experiences, abilities and perspectives to become the teachers of the future.

Why choose this course

UOW Education degrees produce career-ready accredited graduates with extensive professional experience and strong industry links. Our academics are accredited professionals and published authors who are passionate about teaching and connected to industry networks. They take all this experience with them to the classroom to enrich and guide your learning experience.

UOW Education has strong community ties with schools and an extensive professional experience program. You will also have access to academic staff and career consultants, who provide services and support to increase your employability.

Career opportunities

School teacher

Early Childhood Teacher

Educational consultant

Educational manager

Preschool teacher

Private college teacher

Recreational activities coordinator

Sport development officer

TAFE teacher

Training and development officer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of the Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

CRICOS

062239G

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$27,648.00 (14,80,086) per year
AUD $110,592 for the entire course; Session fees: AUD $13,824

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

Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

University of Wollongong

Northfields Avenue,

UNIVERSITY OF WOLLONGONG,

New South Wales,

2522, WOLLONGONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To be eligible for admission into this degree you need to have completed an undergraduate degree. The UOW School of Law requires a minimum average mark of 70% (or GPA/WAM equivalent). If an applicant has a mark that is lower, then the school may consider other factors such as: The nature of any previous course of study and the subjects undertaken therein Relevant professional experience Any personal statement provided by the applicant.

For international students

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. A teaching questionnaire will also need to be completed as part of the application.

In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

English Requirements

IELTS Academic Overall Score of 7.5, reading 7.0, writing 7.0, listening 8.0, speaking 8.0; TOEFL (Internet-based) score of 106, reading 25, writing 25, listening 28, speaking 27.; PTE Academic overall score of 76, All bands 69

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

Pathways options

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About University of Wollongong

The University of Wollongong has an exceptional record of getting graduates job-ready and enjoys an excellent international reputation for teaching.

  • Ranked among the top 1% for graduate quality
  • Offers a range of exchanges, scholarships and bursaries
  • Provides students top-class sporting facilities
  • Annually welcomes almost 6000 international students