Physical and Health Education

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

This online Physical and Health Education unit is geared specifically towards primary school teachers, and provides an introduction to the curriculum models of health and physical education.

Delivered online by Open Universities Australia in partnership with Curtin University, the unit is the perfect way for teachers to upskill and improve their teaching repertoire.

The unit covers a range of issues that are relevant to the implementation and delivery of physical education in today’s classroom. Subjects include school sport and outdoor education, frameworks for promoting healthiness in schools, litigation issues as well as teaching for inclusivity.

The unit also touches upon contemporary issues that teachers face today as children, spaces and times shift and change, and trains teachers to use strategies and interventions to encourage students to effectively engage in their physical development. Enquire today and learn how to be an effective teacher both in the classroom and on the sports field.

Eligibility

To be eligible to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted in the following course:

Areas of study

In this education unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Health and physical education as a key learning area
  • Curriculum models of health and physical education
  • The implications for education
  • Health promoting schools framework
  • Literacy as part of health and physical education
  • Litigations issues
  • Contemporary issues: new children, new times and new spaces
  • Planning from outcomes
  • Health education
  • Health and physical education – what does it involve?
  • School sport and outdoor education
  • Teaching for inclusivity

Course pathways

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

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?

If you’re planning on becoming a primary school teacher, you will find this unit highly beneficial, as it provides you with the skills and knowledge needed to effectively deliver physical and health education classes.

Once you complete the unit, you’ll be able to:

  • Apply the knowledge and values outlined in the curriculum to plan and deliver engaging health and physical education lessons
  • Plan and implement physical education activities that are creative and safe for both indoor and outdoor learning environments
  • Apply the elements of effective teaching of physical education and health to your own practices and critically reflect upon your teaching approach
  • Correctly assess movement skill development in students and measure other learning outcomes in health and physical education

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in Physical and Health Education 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 is 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 HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this unit, 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).

Find out more about government study loans here.
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