This Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education) degree will equip you with the necessary professional knowledge and skills to start a career as a PHE teacher within the Australian secondary school system.
The course will give you a comprehensive overview of health, nutrition, and fitness basics - all within a pedagogical framework. The course will also equip you with the strategies and tools to succeed as a teacher within the educational sector.
Offered for on-campus study at ACPE, by studying this course you will have complete access to state-of-the-art facilities, teaching materials and support from faculty.
This course is offered for study at the following location:
Sydney - 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127
To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
Have completed the NSW HSC with minimum average of 65 (calculated from the highest 10 units completed) or equivalent; AND
Have achieved at least three Band 5 results or higher, including one in NSW English or equivalent
Areas of study
In this education course, the subjects you will study include:
Principles of movement
Movement: an historical perspective
Health: a sociological perspective
Theory and application of movement
Anatomy and physiology
Health priorities for Australia
Child and adolescent development
Classroom skills 1
Contemporary youth health issues
Composition and performance
Professional experience 1: orientation to teaching
Professional experience 2: professional experience in a range of settings
Intelligence and cognition
Curriculum planning for learning and teaching in PDHPE 1
Physical activity across a lifespan
Social influences and student diversity
Classroom skills 2
Curriculum planning for learning and teaching PDHPE 2
Professional experience 3: teacher as manager
Research in action
Literacy for learning and teaching for PDHPE
Athletics and aquatics specialisation
Biomechanics of human movement
The inclusive classroom
Principles and practices in assessment and reporting
Current issues in teaching PDHPE
Professional experience 4: toward independence
Exercise physiology for educators
Health and activity for diverse groups
Leadership through outdoor activities
One elective from: leadership in physical education; psychology and performance; nutrition; health and sporting performance
Study this course to become a qualified PE teacher!
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised, accredited Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education) from the Australian College of Physical Education.
Graduates of this course will be qualified to enter employment as a Physical Health and Education (PHE) teacher within the secondary school system, or pursue alternate career options within the fitness, sports and health industries.
Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.
Affordable payment plans are also available.
You may be eligible to receive FEE-HELP for this course!
This course can be paid for through the FEE-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s premier educational facilities for accredited courses in sport and fitness, sports education and dance. With its practical, hands-on approach to teaching and learning, ACPE provides students with a world-class education and is recognised by the Australian Institute of Sport and the New South Wales Institute of Sport as an Elite Athlete Friendly Institution. It also offers extensive student support through FEE-HELP, academic assistance and a Career Development Program. ACPE is a registered higher education provider with the Tertiary Education Quality Standards Agency (TEQSA), offering TEQSA-accredited courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.
Campus locations Sydney – 10 Parkview Drive, Sydney Olympic Park NSW 2127 Brisbane – 269 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
The staff at ACPE comprises both academics and industry professionals, each dedicated to ensuring you receive useful feedback and continual guidance. As a student of ACPE, you will receive ongoing support via the Academic Development Office (ADO), which offers a variety of education and career-related resources targeting professional development. The college’s unique location also provides students with unrivalled access to state-of-the-art facilities at Sydney Olympic Park.
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