Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours)

Course summary

The Honours program is an alternative option for students going into the second session of third year from either the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education pass degree or the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean's Scholar) degree.

Students have the opportunity to be involved in a research project of their own choice or interest or work with a Health and Physical Education academic as part of their research. All students will receive supervision throughout their research project and will be required to complete a thesis detailing their research project, their methods and their findings. Participation in the Honours program can lead to further research opportunities as a postgraduate student.

Honours students are encouraged to:

  • Make a contribution to theory, research and pedagogy of education
  • Conduct independent research in the form of a thesis as well as other forums such as conference presentations and journal articles
  • Seek out opportunities and apply knowledge in educational research that will contribute beneficially to educational research and practice
  • Participate in the research culture within the School of Education

What you will study

You will study physical education and health education subjects including games and sports, rhythmic movements, 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.

The Honours year requires students to learn to conduct educational research in ways that are intellectually honest, with professional integrity and knowledge and enactment of appropriate ethical standards; and become aware of changing conditions and situations in research settings.

Course information

Study area

Education

Campus

Wollongong

Course Code

343

ATAR (UAI)

-

IB Score

26-27

Duration

4 years full-time, or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

081722F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

Academic Requirements

A student wishing to undertake the Honours program must be enrolled in either the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education or the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Dean’s Scholar). Students who have achieved a high level of academic performance in the first three years of their degree may apply to complete the fourth year at Honours level, provided they meet the entry requirements below.

Entry requirements are:

  • Completion of all required 100, 200 and 300 level subjects prior to admission to Honours (please review the Honours Subject checklist).
  • Achievement of an approved standard of achievement (WAM of 75+) during the first, second and third year (first semester) of the undergraduate degree.
  • WAM will be calculated from subjects only taught in the School of Education (EDPS101, EDUP234 & EDUP235 will not be counted).
  • A suitable study proposal.
  • A suitable and willing primary supervisor and a co-supervisor.

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

 

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.

Tertiary/Secondary Studies

A student wishing to undertake the Honours program must be enrolled in either the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education or the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Dean’s Scholar). Students who have achieved a high level of academic performance in the first three years of their degree may apply to complete the fourth year at Honours level, provided they meet the entry requirements below.

  • Completion of all required 100, 200 and 300 level subjects prior to admission to Honours (please review the Honours Subject checklist).
  • Achievement of an approved standard of achievement (WAM of 75+) during the first, second and third year (first semester) of the undergraduate degree.
  • WAM will be calculated from subjects only taught in the School of Education (EDPS101, EDUP234 & EDUP235 will not be counted).
  • A suitable study proposal.
  • A suitable and willing primary supervisor and a co-supervisor.

Additional Criteria

 

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
Second Friday in December in year preceding enrolment

Session Details
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 (Honours) will:

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent pedagogical and content knowledge for the teaching profession.
  2. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the connection between research and theory and the ability to use this knowledge to inform their practice as a teacher.
  3. Successfully complete an independent research project utilising advanced knowledge and the skills of analysis and synthesis to identify the research findings pertaining to an educational issue.
  4. Have well-developed skills in student-focused pedagogy and practice to manipulate research-based material and mandatory documents related to policy, student learning and integrate teaching across curricula areas.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Demonstrate higher order cognitive skills associated with evolving educational climate.
  8. 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 (Honours) requires:

  1. The successful completion of 192 credit points of core subjects. No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level.
  2. The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
  3. The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 3. For further information refer to the General Course Rules
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
EDPM202 Analysis 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 Activities 6 Spring
EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6 Spring
EDPH312 Promoting Wellbeing 1 6 Spring First Offered 2018
EDPR401 Honours Thesis 18 Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
Year 4
Autumn
EDPR401 Honours Thesis (continued) 18 Spring 2017/Autumn 2018
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
Optional subject (can be completed in any Autumn session of the degree):
EDUP235 Biomechanics For Educators 6 Autumn
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

 

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 have expertise in research in a range of Health and Physical Education research contexts. These areas include examining and analysing games and sports teaching and learning in both school and coaching environments, exploring students and teacher motivation in student performance in Health and Physical Education settings, using gaming technology to understand and develop content knowledge in games and sports, examining different perspectives of health and physical activity and developing and promoting health in school settings.

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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