What will I learn?

Prepare for a career in secondary health and physical education with Deakin’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. You’ll also have the opportunity to teach in one other specialist area - you can choose a third teaching specialization from a range of other discipline areas including biology, chemistry, dance, drama, mathematics, English, home economics and history.

Working closely with school partners, we have developed the best learning experiences tailored to health and physical education for our pre-service teachers.

Within this course you’ll cover areas including biomechanics, motor learning and development, exercise physiology, health and human development, nutrition, education and applied sports science.

You’ll study things like basic anatomical and physiological language and terminology, organization of the human body, basic cell and tissue functioning and get an introduction to various body systems relating to movement (e.g., cardiovascular, respiratory, muscular-skeletal and nervous systems). Through the mediums of dance and gymnastics, you’ll also explore the science and art of movement education and performance skills.

In all four years of the course, you’ll undertake professional work placement firstly in primary, then secondary school settings. This gives you the chance to apply your learning in a real-life teaching role in a supported manner.

As a graduate you’ll pursue a range of rewarding career options at secondary schools across Australia and overseas. You can also choose to move into areas such as sports management, recreation and fitness, community and government agencies, professional coaching positions, as well as in private academies and agencies.

This particular course has also been approved by the Victorian Institute of Teaching for the purposes of teacher registration in Victoria. The program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers. Once you graduate you’ll be eligible to apply for membership with the VIT and become a fully accredited secondary school teacher.

Course Structure

To qualify for the award of Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, students must complete 32 credit points of units comprising:

  • 26 core units
  • HSE010 Exercise and Sport Laboratory Safety (0 credit point compulsory unit; this safety training must be completed before classes commence)
  • 4 credit points of discipline study units in a third teaching method area
  • 2 credit points of curriculum study units in the third teaching method area
  • Academic Integrity AAI018
  • Academic Integrity (0-credit-point compulsory unit)

Students must additionally complete an Emergency First Aid Certificate (Level 2) and AUSTSWIM qualifications prior to graduation.

This course includes 80 days of supervised professional experience.

Students are also required to complete below two zero (0) credit point units ELN010 and ELN011 as part of the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) in order to graduate from their course.

Professional Recognition

This program is accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) as an initial teacher education program against the Australian professional standards for teachers.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Arts and Education

CRICOS

089295M

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (US$ 22,697) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

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

Start date

7 March 2022

Venue

Deakin University

Melbourne Burwood Campus,

221 Burwood Highway,

BURWOOD,

Victoria,

3125, MELBOURNE, Australia

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$30,400.00 (US$ 22,697) per year
Deakin is offering 30% tuition fee waiver bursary to students for studying online at Deakin University.

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

Start date

7 March 2022

Venue

Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

75 Pigdons Road,

WAURN PONDS,

Victoria,

3216, GEELONG, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Entry for applicants with previous Tertiary, VET, life or work experience will be based on their performance in: a Certificate IV in a related discipline OR a Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of a Diploma in a related discipline OR successful completion of relevant study at an accredited higher education institution equivalent to at least two Deakin University units OR other evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent for example relevant work or life experience. Other English Language Requirements accepted: IELTS: Overall 6.0, no band less than 6.0; TOEFL (PBT) score of 550 Writing 4.5; TOEFL Internet Based: 65 Writing 21; CPE: 169 no band less than 169; CAE: 169 no band less than 169; PTE: 52-57 No less than 50 in each skill.

For international students

Students must have qualification most relevant to your secondary school studies

Standard minimum admission criteria for undergraduate courses

Certificate IV in a related discipline OR Diploma in any discipline or 50% completion of Diploma in a related discipline OR Successful completion of relevant study – equivalent to at least two Deakin University units – at an accredited higher education institution OR Evidence of academic capability judged to be equivalent, including Foundation program approved by Faculty Board, or relevant work or life experience

IELTS - Overall 7 No band lower than 6.5

TOEFL IBT - 94 Writing 24

TOEFL PBT - 600 Writing 5

C1 PROFICIENCY and C2 PROFICIENCY- 185 No band less than 176

PTE - 65 No less than 58 in each skill

OET - Overall B (equivalent to an IELTS 7 - 7.5 range)

DUELI EAP PROGRAM - EAP 4 (70%)

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

Pathways options

Offered by other partners

This university accepts pathways courses from
  • Chisholm Institute
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About Deakin University

Deakin is a young and dynamic university, offering world-class degrees, excellent employment prospects and a university experience that students love.

  • Among top 1% of international universities in 24 study areas
  • Best in student satisfaction in Victoria for ten years
  • Top 50 young university globally (QS)
  • Offers a curriculum that is practical and industry-informed