What will I learn?

This four-year specialist degree will give you a professional qualification to teach in secondary schools in the area of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), along with a second teaching area of specialisation.

Our Health and Physical Education program, established in 1939, is considered one of the best in Australia. If you have a passion for health, sport and the science of movement, and working with young people, this is the perfect course for you.

In all four years, you will have professional experience placements in secondary schools, totaling 80 days. This begins in your first year of the course and the amount of responsibility and duration of the placements progressively increases until the final placement, when you will be competent to teach under minimal supervision.

Graduate opportunities

Our graduates can be found in a broad range of careers and roles, including:

  • PDHPE teacher
  • Development manager
  • Curriculum consultant
  • Educational administrator
  • Sporting coach
  • Community health consultant
  • Government policy adviser
  • Recreation centre manager

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

CRICOS

103483H

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
Year 1 Tuition fee: AUD $52,000; This indicative tuition fee is subject to annual increase each year of your study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

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

Application deadline

31 January 2022

More details

Start date

21 February 2022

Venue

The University of Sydney

Camperdown/Darlington Campus,

Level 5, JFR (Jane Foss Russell) Building, 160 City Road,

DARLINGTON,

New South Wales,

2008, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria: a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses. English Language Requirements: IELTS overall score of 6.5 with no band below 6.0; TOEFL Paper based score of 565; TOEFL IBT: 85; PTE Academic score of 61; Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE): 58; Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): 45; Cambridge English scale: CAE and CPE: 176.

For international students

Admission to this course is on the basis of the following criteria:

a secondary education qualification (including national and international equivalents), or approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.

International students commencing in Semester 2 will not be able to start the Law component until Semester 1 of the following year.

IELTS: A minimum result of 7.5 overall and a minimum result of 7.0 in each band

TOEFL - IBT score: A minimum result of 105 overall including a minimum result of 23 in Reading, Listening and Speaking and 25 in Writing

Pearsons Test of English: A minimum result of 76 overall and a minimum result of 68 in each band

Application deadline: Jan/31 for Semester 1.

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

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