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What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Secondary) is a four-year degree with a strong focus on experiential learning. Over the course of this program you will develop specialist theoretical and practical knowledge of physical education and health through the lens of secondary education. You will also have the opportunity to develop your teaching skills through yearly comprehensive teaching practice programs held in various secondary schools.

Why study this degree?

The Health & Physical Education aims to provide the essential knowledge, practical skills and leadership qualities for future teachers who want to improve the health, wellbeing and physical literacy of young people in our community. Graduates are reflective practitioners with problem-solving skills who enjoy working with children and young people, and who have the ability to influence and teach others how to manage their health through physical activity. This degree is also available with a primary education focus.

The Bachelor of Health & Physical Education (Secondary) degree is an accredited initial teacher education program (AITSL). Graduates are eligible for professional accreditation with the Teacher Registration Board of WA to teach in Western Australian schools.

Program learning outcomes

At the completion of this course, graduates should be able to:

Interpret research, contemporary issues and current practice within the field of Health and Physical Education to maintain professional knowledge and independent lifelong learning.
Plan, implement and evaluate effective teaching and learning experiences that cater for the full range of student abilities developed from an evidence based curriculum content, curriculum documents, pedagogy and applied to a secondary school setting.
Demonstrate the essential skills such as planning, organisation, presentation, team work and problem-solving required for professional practice.
Exemplify professional knowledge, attributes and skills, gained through work integrated learning during practicum experiences, to maintain a supportive and safe environment for students in a secondary setting.
Apply interpersonal skills that are ethical and professional to engage in partnerships with colleagues, external professionals, families and communities.
Exemplify continued learning, self-reflection and critical thinking throughout professional life.
Articulate objective and universal truth, appreciate the intrinsic dignity of the human person, and exhibit good intellectual, moral and theological habits.

Career opportunities

The following careers are open to graduates of this program:

  • Specialist health and physical education teacher
  • Health education consultant

Which department am I in?

School of Health Sciences



Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,880.00 (16,80,087) per year
Start date

February 2023


The University of Notre Dame Australia

Fremantle Campus,

19 Mouat Street,


Western Australia,

6959, PERTH, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants with recent Secondary Education must have a minimum International Baccalaureate (IB) score of 24.

For international students

Applicants must meet High school qualifications (or equivalent) to apply for undergraduate program. Academic minimum entry requirements for international applicants vary from country to country.

IELTS Academic: 7.5 overall, with no score lower than 8.0 in speaking and listening, and no score lower than 7.0 in reading and writing

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