Bachelor of Education (Physical and Health Education)

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  • Qualification:
    Bachelor's Degree
  • Study mode:
    On Campus
  • Payment options:
    FEE-HELP may be available
    Payment plan
    Upfront payment
  • Duration:
    4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
  • Start date:
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  • Awarded by:
    Australian College of Physical Education
  • Location:
    NSW, Sydney
  • Career Outcomes:
    Physical Health and Education (PE) Teacher | Recreation Officer | Sports Development Officer | Specialist PE Primary School Teacher |

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Course Rundown

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 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 (with selected subjects available online) at ACPE, by studying this course you will have complete access to state-of-the-art facilities, teaching materials and support from faculty. To ensure classroom readiness students undertake school-based professional experience placement throughout their degree.

Study this course to become a qualified PE teacher!


To be eligible to enrol in this course, applicants must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least three Band 5 HSC results,including one in English; OR
  • Pass bridging units benchmarked to a Band 5 HSC result; OR
  • Completion of a NESA approved alternative entry pathway as advised by your prospective university; OR
  • Have completed a Higher Education Degree.

In this education course, the subjects you will study include:

  • Understanding health
  • Skill acquisition
  • Principles of movement
  • Sport and the Social Context
  • Health priorities for Australia
  • Health: a sociological perspective
  • Musculoskeletal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Theory and Application of Playing and Coaching Sport
  • Classroom skills 1
  • Curriculum planning for learning and teaching in HPE 1
  • Contemporary youth health
  • Composition and performance
  • Professional experience 1: orientation to teaching
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Intelligence and cognition
  • Principals of health promotion
  • Exercise Prescription throughout the Lifespan
  • Professional Experience 2
  • Classroom skills 2
  • Curriculum planning for learning and teaching HPE 2
  • Youth Health and Resilience
  • Applied Exercise Physiology
  • Professional Experience 3
  • Social Influences and Student Diversity
  • Research in Action (Education)
  • Sports Medicine
  • Athletics and Aquatics Specialisation
  • Community and Family Studies
  • Principles and practices in assessment and reporting
  • The inclusive classroom
  • Health and activity for diverse populations
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • Current Issues: A teaching Research Project
  • Leadership And Innovation in Education
  • Literacy for Learning and Teaching
  • Professional Experience 4

The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is one of Australia’s leading education providers when it comes to all things sports management, applied fitness, dance and physical education. Students here will graduate with the training to work as fitness professionals as well as the knowledge to manage their own businesses.

ACPE is one of the oldest higher education providers in NSW, providing a premier learning experience for over 100 years. By gaining your qualification at ACPE, you will receive a nationally recognised credential and have access to world-class athletic facilities and training that draws in students from all over the globe.

A key value for the team at the Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is to ensure their staff and students are well supported and are encouraged to develop both personally and professionally.

ACPE has a Student Learning Services (SLS) resource centre which is a student’s hub for all things relating to academic skills and success throughout their studies. Students also have access to SMARTTHINKING - an online service that gives students 24-hour access to academic tutors and resources.

Campus Locations

This course can be delivered on campus to provide you with practical training in a face-to-face learning environment. It is available to study at the following locations:

New South Wales: Sydney Olympic Park

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Where Will It Lead Me?

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 within the secondary school system, or pursue alternate career options within the fitness, sports and health industries.

Curious about where a career in education could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:

How Much Will It Cost?

Eligible students can apply for a FEE-HELP loan to help with the upfront costs of this course.

Affordable payment plans are also available.

FEE-HELPYou 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, you may not need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $46,620 (2020-21 income year).

Find out more about government study loans here.

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