Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Course summary

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 educational environments 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. 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 apply for the Honours program, which is embedded in third/ fourth year involving 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 games and sports, rhythmic movement, mental health and sexuality, relationships, curriculum and pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching), anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, educational foundations, and movement skills. 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.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

1810

ATAR (UAI)

75

IB Score

26-27

Duration

4 years full-time (8 sessions) or part-time equivalent.

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

062239G

UAC Code

755101

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.

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

The following level of English is required to gain admission to this program:

English Test

Overall Score

Reading

Writing

Listening

Speaking

IELTS Academic

7.5

7.0

7.0

8.0

8.0

TOEFL (Internet-based)

110

22

22

24

24

UOW College: English for Tertiary Studies: Distinction (weighted average mark of 75 overall and minimum 75 in Academic Reading and Writing)
Other qualifications may also be considered. Full details can be found on our English Language Requirements website.

Additional Criteria

To be considered for this course you must submit a personal statement outlining your motivation and suitability for teaching; see http://uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/teaching-personal-statement.shtml for more information.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Fees

2018 Information
Wollongong
On Campus

Session Fee: $11,928
Full Course Fee: $95,424

Tuition fees are reviewed annually: fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and are subject to increase during the period of study.

Overseas Health Cover:
Overseas Health Cover (OSHC) must be purchased for the proposed duration of the student visa. For information regarding the OSHC fees applicable, please refer to the international fees website.

Entry Requirements

Assumed Knowledge: Any 2 units of English. Graduates intending to seek employment in NSW schools to teach at secondary level must have achieved specific levels of study in English at NSW HSC level (or equivalent).
Recommended Studies: Any 2 units of Science or Personal Development, Health; Physical Education.

EARLY ADMISSION
UOW Early Admission is how the results you’ve earned so far in Years 11 and 12 can secure you a place in a UOW degree before you sit your final exams. This program is for students currently completing their Higher School Certificate; an interstate equivalent or an International Baccalaureate in an on-shore Australian High School. For more information, and to apply for Early Admission, head to the UOW Early Admission website.

Indicative Criteria
Indicative Early Admission criteria for this degree.
The indicative criteria shows the subjects and results that we believe you need to have a good chance of performing well in this degree.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission:

  • Overseas Year 12 qualification, equivalent to the Higher School Certificate in Australia.
  • A previous Australian Year 12 Higher School Certificate, ie ATAR, UAI, TER, OP, or equivalent
  • A score in the International Baccalaureate equivalent to the required ATAR for this course.
  • Australian Qualification Framework (AQF): Advanced Diploma or Diploma; Cert IV (excluding Trade Certificates) may be considered for some programs
  • A Diploma or Foundation Studies Program from a recognised private institution.
  • TAFE Tertiary Preparation Certificate (TPC)
  • Minimum record of attendance, equal to 1/6 of a bachelor degree from an approved university, provided there is no exclusion or suspension.

Mature Age

Applicants who achieve an appropriate score in one of the following qualifications will be considered for admission:

  • University Access Program (UOW College). The UAP does not provide entry to a 4-year professional degree or any of the double degree programs.
  • Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in the year preceding enrolment. STAT can be used to gain admission to all undergraduate courses other than Engineering and Law. If you haven't been studying for some time you may want to consider a WEA STAT Preparation Course.
  • Limited UAI (5-9 HSC units, including at least 2 units of English) for people over 20 years of age on 1 March in year preceding enrolment.

Additional Criteria

To be considered for this course you must submit a personal statement outlining your motivation and suitability for teaching; see http://uac.edu.au/undergraduate/admission/teaching-personal-statement.shtml for more information.

Credit Transfer

If you can demonstrate that you have met the learning outcomes for our subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, you may be eligible for credit towards your degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Click here for more information on UOW's credit transfer arrangements.

Record Check

New enrolling students will be required to complete the new online Working with Children Check and clearance must be obtained prior to attending Professional Experience.

Please note: Professional Experience is a compulsory component embedded in our undergraduate and Master of Teaching courses. Therefore it is an expectation that students who participate in these courses are capable of meeting the demands of navigating their own way to, from and around the Professional Experience contexts (e.g. school sites). It needs to be noted that the off-campus environment is beyond the control of UOW.

Fees

2018 Domestic Fees / Commonwealth Supported Place
Wollongong
On Campus

Commonwealth supported students are required to pay a student contribution amount towards the cost of their course. The amounts are calculated based on the subject cluster and the Equivalent Full-time Study Load (EFTSL) value of the subject. For information regarding student contribution amounts, please refer to the UOW Current Students website.

Admission information

A range of admission options are available for students of all ages and academic backgrounds. The procedures governing admission are defined in UOW’s Admissions Procedures Policy, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

For any specific advice or questions regarding an application, please contact the Future Students Team.


STARTING YOUR JOURNEY

Starting your studies at UOW means learning from some of the brightest minds on the planet. It means having the freedom and flexibility to tailor your experience, follow your passion and see where it takes you. It means belonging to a University with an international reputation for world-class research and exceptional teaching quality—benefits that will help support you in your future career.


Admission criteria


Higher education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of tertiary studies. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Vocational education & training

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of a prior qualification that is accredited by the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF), such as those provided at TAFE. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Recent secondary education

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree on the basis of ATAR (Australian Tertiary Academic Rank) or equivalent (ENTER, International Baccalaureate (IB), QLD’s Overall Position (OP), etc.) or an Australian Year 12 equivalent overseas qualification. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.

Work & life experience

This information is intended to provide criteria for eligibility for admission into a UOW undergraduate degree as a mature age student who does not have a sufficient ATAR (or Year 12 results), has not completed previous alternative study or did not finish to a Year 12 level at high school. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed admission criteria to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


Profile information

This information provides indicative enrolment and an explanation of the basis of admission of students in this course.


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT

This table is intended to show the breakdown of the student group for a course or group of related courses. Unfortunately there is currently no detailed information to provide, so please contact the UOW Future Students Team for more information.


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with other factors. For more information on ‘bonus points’ and other ATAR-related adjustments commonly available to applicants, see ‘Points to UOW’.

ATAR PROFILE OF ATAR-BASED OFFERS IN 2016

ATAR

Selection Rank

Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

75th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

25th percentile rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)
N/P: Not published (less than 25 ATAR-based offers made)
Understanding ATAR profile data

ATAR refers to the unadjusted, raw ATAR profile for all students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR.
Selection Rank figures represent the ATAR profile of the same student group but includes the impact of ATAR-related adjustments such as 'Points to UOW'.

STUDENT PROFILE

This table shows the breakdown of the applicant background of the student group at UOW for this course. It provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and continued study beyond the census date at UOW in 2016.

APPLICANT BACKGROUND

2016 intake

2016 intake (%)

Higher education study

-

-

Vocational education & training study

-

-

Recent secondary education

Basis of admission

ATAR Only

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR)

-

-

Work & life experience

-

-

International students

-

-

All students

-

-

L/N: Low numbers (number of students is less than 5)
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (hidden to prevent calculation of other numbers less than 5)
Understanding student profile data

Higher education study includes people who have studied a University course or completed a bridging or enabling course.
Vocational education and training (VET) study includes people who have undertaken VET study since leaving school.
ATAR only includes people admitted only on the basis of ATAR, regardless of whether this includes adjustment factors such as equity or bonus points.
ATAR plus additional criteria includes people who were admitted where both ATAR and additional criteria were considered (e.g. portfolio, audition, extra test,
early offer conditional on minimum ATAR).
Other criteria only (non-ATAR) includes people admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR was not a factor (e.g. special consideration, audition alone,
schools recommendation scheme with no minimum ATAR requirement).
Work & life experience includes people admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than the above.
International student represents all other students.

MORE INFORMATION

For more information about UOW admission pathways, see UOW Admission Information.

2018 Autumn

Wollongong

Session Commences
26 February 2018

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants: All applications must be made through UAC. On-time UAC applications close 29 September.
  • International applicants: One week prior to the course commencement date.

Session Detail
Orientation: 20 - 22 February
Session: 26 February - 21 June

    Course structure

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Course Learning Outcomes

    Students graduating from the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education will:

    1. Demonstrate broad and coherent pedagogical and content knowledge for the teaching profession.
    2. Demonstrate an understanding of the connection between research and theory and the ability to use this knowledge to inform their practice as a teacher.
    3. Have well-developed skills in student-focused pedagogy and practice to manipulate mandatory documents related to policy, student learning and integrate teaching across curricula areas.
    4. Display well-developed communication and evaluation skills as a reflective practitioner, articulating and analysing the complex and dynamic role of the teacher in the learning environment.
    5. Apply pedagogical skills and content knowledge to solve educational problems, integrate technology in the classroom, plan for all learners, apply pedagogical strategies for differentiation and reflect on their practice.
    6. Demonstrate the ability to autonomously apply educational ethics that value student differences, the importance of differentiation and social justice. 

    Course Structure

    The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education requires:

    1. The successful completion of 192 credit points comprising:
      1. 29 core subjects (180cp);
      2. 2 electives (12cp);
      3. No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level.
    2. The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.   
    Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    Year 1
    Autumn
    HAS 111 Essential Academic Skills 6 Autumn
    MATH131 Essentials of Numeracy and Mathematics for Educators 6 Autumn
    MEDI100 Human Structure and Function 6 Autumn
    PSYS150 Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour 6 Autumn, Summer 2017/2018
    Spring
    EDPH101 About Young People 6 Spring
    HAS 121 Human Development in Social Context 6 Spring
    MEDI113 Physiology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activities 6 Spring
    PSYC116 Psychology of Physical Activity and Health 6 Spring
    Year 2
    Autumn
    EDPH102 Meanings of Health 6 Autumn
    EDPS111 Education Foundations: Introduction to Teacher Education 6 Autumn
    EDPM204 Foundations of Movement Skill Acquisition 6 Autumn
    EDPS222 Teachers as Communicators 6 Autumn
    Spring
    EDPM202Analysis of Games and Sport 1 6 Spring
    EDPS201 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education I 6 Spring
    EDAE302 Aboriginal Education 6 Spring
    EDPS302 Creating Positive Learning Environments 6 Spring
    Year 3
    Autumn
    EDPM205 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
    EDLE301 Learners With Exceptional Needs 6 Autumn
    EDPS301 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education II 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
    EDIC401 Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning 6 Autumn
    Spring
    EDPM201 Performing and Teaching Rhythmic Movement 6 Spring
    EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6 Spring
    EDPH312 Promoting Wellbeing 1 6 Spring First Offered 2018
    Plus ONE elective subject selected from the Health and Physical Education Electives list below or from the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director  6 Spring
    Year 4
     Autumn
    EDUP235 Biomechanics For Educators 6 Autumn
    EDPH300 Promoting Wellbeing 2: Sexual Health, Relationships and Sexualities 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
    EDPM301 Analysis of Games and Sport 2 6 Spring, Autumn First Offered 2019
    EDPS401 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
    Spring
    EDPH401 Application of Health Education in School and Community Settings 6 Autumn, Spring First Offered 2019
    EDPS402 Leadership, Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education 12 Spring First Offered 2019
    Plus ONE elective subject selected from the Health and Physical Education Electives list below or from the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director 6 Spring

    Health and Physical Education Electives

    Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
    EDPE202 Health Promotion 6 Spring
    EDPE203 Principles and Practices of Coaching 6 Spring
    EDPH301 Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Physical Activity and Physical Education 6 Autumn
    EDUP363 Stress Management 6 Autumn
    EDPE401 Sports Studies 1 6 Autumn
    EDPE402 Community Placement 6 Autumn
    EDPE403 Intervention Skills for Teachers 6 Autumn
    EDPE405 Sports Studies 2 6 Not offered in 2017
    EDPE406 Advanced Exploration of Games and Sports 6 Autumn

    Minors

    Students in the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education can undertake a minor study from another Faculty. A minor consists of an approved combination of subjects which have a minimum value of 24 credit points offered by one or more academic units, of which 12 credit points should be at least 200 level or higher. The cross-counting of subjects towards majors, minors and core degree requirements is limited to one subject.

    Students should check that there is room within their degree structure to accommodate a minor study and still meet their degree requirements; and that the subjects are able to be studied in line with PEx requirements. If in doubt, students should seek academic advice before undertaking a minor study.

    Students should also note that some subjects listed for minor studies may require other subjects as pre/co-requisites and that due to demand or space limitations, some subjects may have quotas. Students are advised to check for specific subject information in the online subject database before selecting subjects.

    Dean's Scholar

    A Dean's Scholar program is available. For further information refer to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean's Scholar).

    Honours

    Students who have achieved a high level of academic performance in the first two and a half years of the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours).

    Course Handbook

    (Current year structure - subject to change)

    Accreditation & professional recognition

    This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.


    All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

    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 
    • Child care worker
    • Educational consultant
    • Educational manager
    • Preschool teacher
    • Private college teacher
    • Recreational activities coordinator
    • Sport development officer
    • TAFE teacher
    • Training and development officer
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