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 health and physical education subjects including movement skills, games and sports, rhythmic movements, mental health and sexuality, relationships, drugs and personal safety, curriculum and pedagogy (the method and practice of teaching), anatomy and physiology, biomechanics and educational foundations.

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

Duration

4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Delivery

On Campus

Cricos

081722F

UAC Code

-

Admission, Key dates, and Fees

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, and the UOW College Admissions policy.

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

ENTRY 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:

  • 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.

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

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.

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

ENTRY 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:

  • 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)

106

25

25

28

27

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.


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

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.

CAMPUS

DELIVERY METHOD

SESSION FEE*

COURSE FEE*

Wollongong

On Campus

$13,824 (2020)

$110,592 (2020)

* Session fees are for one session for the year shown. Total course tuition fees shown are indicative, and are based on normal course length and progression.
These fees are subject to change from year to year. However, if you receive an offer to study at UOW, your fees will be fully confirmed at the time of your offer.

Admission Profile


INDICATIVE ENROLMENT



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 2019.

Applicant background

2019 intake

2019 intake (%)

Higher education study Students who have studied a University course, or completed a bridging or enabling course.

-

-

Vocational education & training study Students who have undertaken vocational education or training since leaving school.

-

-

Work & life experience Students admitted on the basis of previous achievement other than higher education study, vocational education & training, or recent secondary education.

-

-

Recent secondary education

ATAR Only Students admitted only on the basis of ATAR including any applied adjustment factors.

-

-

ATAR plus additional criteria Students who were admitted on the basis of both ATAR and additional criteria (e.g. an audition or individual subject results).

-

-

Other criteria only (non-ATAR) These students were admitted on the basis of other criteria where ATAR was not a factor (e.g. UOW Early Admission).

-

-

International students All other students.

-

-

All students

-

-

< 5: 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)


ATAR PROFILE

This table relates to all students selected on the basis of ATAR alone or ATAR in combination with adjustment factors. For more information on adjustment factors commonly available to applicants, see ‘ATAR-based admission’.

ATAR profile of ATAR-based offers in 2019

ATAR The unadjusted, raw ATARs for students offered a place wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR. Selection Rank The ATARs of the same student group, including the impact of adjustment factors.
Highest rank to receive an offer

-

-

Median rank to receive an offer

-

-

Lowest rank to receive an offer

-

-

< 5: Less than 5 ATAR-based offers made
N/A: Data not available for this item
N/P: Not published (less than 5 ATAR-based offers made)

More Information

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

Key Dates

SESSION

CAMPUS

SESSION DETAILS

2020 Autumn

Wollongong

Orientation: 25 – 27 February 2020
Session: 2 March – 25 June 2020

Applications Close

  • Domestic Applicants (Direct): 13 December 2019. Late applications may be considered.
  • International Applicants: 13 December 2019. Late applications may be considered.

Course structure

(Current year structure - subject to change)

Course Learning Outcomes

 Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
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. Students must successfully complete 36 credit points from the Year 1 subjects (including PSYS150) to be eligible for the first Professional Experience and to enrol in Year 2 subjects. Students should also note that a number of subject pre-requisites will be in place throughout the course.
  4. Students must have passed all core subjects in the first three and a half years of their degree, successfully completed the Literacy and Numeracy Test (LANTITE) and be enrolled in any annual and final semester core subjects to be eligible for their final Professional Experience.
  5. Students must successfully complete all subject requirements, including the teaching performance assessment (UOW TPA) in EDPS402, to be eligible to graduate.
  6. The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 3. For further information refer to the Coursework Rules
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
Autumn
EDLE100 Learning in Higher Education 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
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
EDPS200 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
EDLE301 Learners With Exceptional Needs 6 Autumn
EDPS301 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education II 6 Autumn
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: Safe Living, Road Safety and Drugs 6 Spring
EDPR401 Honours Thesis 18 Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
Year 4
 Autumn
EDPR401 Honours Thesis (continued) 18 Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
EDPH300 Promoting Wellbeing 2: Sexual Health, Relationships and Sexualities 6 Autumn
EDPM301 Analysis of Games and Sport 2 6 Autumn
EDPS401 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III 6 Autumn
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 Spring
EDPS402 Leadership,Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education 12 Spring

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page. 

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component

This course contains a total of 560 hours or approximately 80 days of compulsory work-based placements, completed over 24 weeks throughout the degree. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.

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, learning in both school and coaching environments, exploring students and teacher motivation in student performance in Health and Physical Education settings, using 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. The course includes an extensive professional experience program in second and third year with a final seven week internship in fourth year. You will also have access to academic staff and careers consultants, who provide services and support to increase your employability.

Career opportunities
  • School teacher 
  • Early Childhood Teacher
  • 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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