Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Exercise Science

Australian Catholic University (ACU)

The Bachelor of Teaching / Bachelor of Exercise Science is a 320 credit point double degree, taken in 4 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) designed for students wishing to pursue a career in education with a specialisation in Physical Education, Personal Development or Health Education in a secondary setting in government, non-government or independent secondary schools. In ACT, Qld and Victoria a Bachelor of Exercise Science sequence and units are available and students have a choice of their major and minor sequences. Students are advised to select these sequences from main school teaching areas. There is also a major Education sequence. The Bachelor of Teaching requirements foster the acquisition and development of the basic professional knowledge, skills and attitudes required of an effective classroom teacher. The Bachelor of Exercise Science core content provides an extensive knowledge base of how the human body works, from a psychological, anatomical, physiological, motor control and biomechanical perspective, with a specific focus on the role of exercise in health, well-being and performance.

Course Fee:

Australian: $31,824
International: $90,880

Entry Requirements:

Year 12 or equivalent. ACT Prerequisites: Nil, ACT Assumed knowledge: Major in English (T), Major in Mathematics (T); QLD Prerequisites: English (4,SA), Maths A, B or C (4,SA); VIC Prerequisites: English: Units 3 and 4 - a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. Mathematics: Units 1 and 2 - two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4 Mathematics (any). VIC Assumed Knowledge: Mathematics discipline: Units 3 and 4 - Mathematical Methods.

Structure:

320 credit points. All initial teacher education programs must include a defined period, or professional experience, where pre-service teachers practise teaching in a school under the direct supervision and guidance of an appropriately qualified teacher. In order to graduate, pre-service teachers must satisfy all the requirements of their program, including the professional experience requirements. The current requirements are for a minimum of 80 days of professional experience that occurs in structured supervised settings. Supervised professional experience is at the heart of all our pre-service teacher education courses and the Faculty will find appropriate placements to suit the needs of your course. Placements will usually be arranged for the scheduled placement period in the professional experience calendar though this may not always be possible. Requirements for working with children: All students must apply for and obtain background checks as required by Federal and State/Territory laws, including the Working with Vulnerable People check, Working with Children check and National Police check, before they will be permitted to participate in the Professional Experience Program. International students must bring police check documentation from their own countries. All students who have lived in another country for 12 months or more must provide a police check from that country for that period.

Subjects you can Study:

Exercise science; Teaching

Study Pathways:

Graduates with Bachelor degrees may be eligible for entry into honours courses or to a range of postgraduate coursework programs, eg Graduate Certificates and Graduate Diplomas and, through these qualifications and/or with relevant work experience, to Master's degree programs.

Further information:

The course is designed for those intending to become teachers in secondary schools including Catholic, government and independent settings. Graduates may teach in institutes of technical and further education (TAFE), vocational education, community education centres, private colleges and special education settings.

Recognition:

This program has been listed on the Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) accredited programs list and meets the teacher education component of the qualification requirement for registration (accreditation) as a secondary school teacher in all states and territories.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00004G

Related Careers:

Teacher - Secondary,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 66 No Full time 4 years
Melbourne (St Patrick's) 66 No Part time 8 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Full time 4 years
Brisbane (McAuley at Banyo) No info No Part time 8 years

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All our students enjoy extensive opportunities for practical placements, and community engagement is a core part of their university experience. You could find yourself teaching children in Vanuatu, assisting in a community organisation in Cambodia, working with a welfare agency in Florence, or helping to develop youth soccer teams in East Timor. When they graduate, our students are ready to work, and the employment rate of our bachelor degree graduates is consistently higher than the national average.*

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ACU offers programs in allied health, arts, business and commerce, education and teaching, exercise science, health, law, nursing and midwifery, paramedicine, philosophy, psychology and counselling, science, social work, and theology.

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*Beyond Graduate Survey 2015, 2014 and 2013, conducted by Graduate Careers Australia as part of the Australian Graduate Survey.

 

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