Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: Curtin University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Taking Curtin University’s Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood unit online through Open Universities Australia will give you a great overall picture of the ways children are ushered into adolescence by teachers and caretakers.

This unit will help you understand just how important physical education is in the overall development of youth, with a particular focus on birth to eight years old. This concept will be explored through the study of the evolving needs of children as they grow older, including emotional, linguistic, nutritional, cognitive and physical education.

By the end of the unit, you will be able to construct a physical education program for children, evaluate young persons to determine their physical education needs, and analyse the regulations governing early childhood programs.

Eligibility

In order to enrol in this unit, applicants must be accepted into the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Curtin University

Note: Level 2 units normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, e.g. from studying related Level 1 units or other relevant experience.

Areas of study

In this Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Early motor skills; assessing and monitoring children’s social and emotional and physical development; Australian curriculum; EYLF
  • Fundamental movement skills
  • Physical education teaching strategies: obstacle courses, play, circuits and games
  • Body management and awareness: the role of risk taking in physical development, assessing and supporting all learners
  • Strategies for helping children to feel safe, secure and supported in health and physical education
  • Food and nutrition
  • Creating supportive environments to create strong social and emotional well being.
  • Promoting a healthy lifestyle: Increasing children’s responsibility for their health and physical well-being.
  • Conditions affecting children’s health and well-being: planning to support children with diverse needs.
  • Safety management; classroom routines to support healthy habits; NQS
  • Assessing, documenting and reporting health and physical development
  • Creating quality environments for physical development and duty of care

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood), Curtin University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood will benefit you greatly if you are looking to pursue any sort of career in early education. A better understanding of the physical growth and needs of children will help you devise plans for more holistic learning environments, making you better equipped to handle the unpredictable nature of a role in ECE.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Health and Physical Education in Early Childhood from Curtin University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP or HECS-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. 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).

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