Deakin University

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Develop the skills, knowledge and understanding to become a qualified secondary school health and physical education teacher with Deakin’s Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. Discover how to create safe, inclusive and engaging learning environments to provide experiences that support lifelong health and physical activity. You will explore areas including applied sports science, biomechanics, motor learning and development and discover the science and art of movement education and performance skills through mediums like dance and gymnastics. Gain access to industry-standard resources and state-of-the-art facilities, including our Elite Sports Precinct and specialised teaching labs. This, combined with highly engaging and practical placements through our Professional Experience Program, means you’ll graduate motivated, well-prepared and ready to embrace a meaningful career in education. Deakin works closely with school partners and relevant organisations to deliver you customised learning experiences tailored to this degree, meaning you’ll be learning about the most relevant and pressing health problems facing our population – and the most effective ways to reduce them. Working with more than 1400 schools across Australia, we’ll arrange at least 80-days of placements for you in schools where you’ll learn from experienced teachers. Our education courses are accredited by the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT), meaning you’ll graduate as a qualified educator. Students are eligible to apply for registration with VIT upon successful completion of this degree.

Structure

  • Students complete 32 credit points over 4 years including 80 days of supervised professional experience
  • Students must additionally complete an Emergency First Aid Certificate (Level 2) and AUSTSWIM qualifications prior to graduation.

Subjects

  • Anatomy and kinesiology
  • Anatomy and physiology
  • Australian studies
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Curriculum studies
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Education-health and physical
  • Education studies
  • English, Exercise science
  • Health
  • History
  • Home economics
  • Mathematics
  • Physical education
  • Professional practice
  • Sexuality
  • Teaching-secondary

Standard entry requirements

  • "Current or recent Year 12If you are currently studying Year 12 in 2020 or completed Year 12 in 2018 or 2019 and have not attempted higher education or VET study since, your selection is based on the following:Prerequisite subjectsUnits 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.ATARThis course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations, and has a minimum ATAR requirement of 70 including selection adjustments.Higher education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of higher education after secondary schooling, your selection is based on the criteria below.*VET education experienceIf you have undertaken at least one unit of Vocational Education and Training (VET) study after secondary school, your selection is based on the criteria below.*Work and life experienceIf you finished Year 12 more than three years ago or did not finish Year 12, your selection is based on the criteria below.** Selection criteriaThis course uses your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations.Senior secondary prerequisite subjectsUnits 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 35 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL, or equivalent (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102).All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please read about other ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=161&_ga=2.4330550.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102).Personal statementAll applicants who wish their motivation to teach
  • Interpersonal and communication skills
  • Any community experience or learning
  • Personal strengths
  • And personal learning goals to be considered as part of the course application are required to complete the personal statement. Learn more about the personal statement (https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/how-to-apply/preparing-your-application/how-to-write-a-personal-statement).STAT Multiple ChoiceApplicants who do not meet the mathematics and English prerequisites or have not completed year 12 must sit the STAT Multiple Choice (https://stat.acer.org/au).CASPerAll applicants must sit the CASPer test. CASPer is a requirement for many of the initial teacher training courses in Victoria. It is a non-cognitive online test designed to assess an applicant's personal and professional attributes. Learn more about how to register for CASPer and deadlines for sittings for VTAC applications from https://www.vtac.edu.au/admissions-tests.html and direct applications from https://www.deakin.edu.au/courses/find-a-course/education-and-teaching/the-casper-test.Selection is competitive and meeting the minimum entry requirements does not guarantee selection. Our Admission Criteria and Selection Policy (https://policy.deakin.edu.au/document/view-current.php?id=34&_ga=2.68433684.441989856.1607289176-2070146848.1571014102) outlines the principles of selection."

Recognition

Approved by Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT)

Study pathways

The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds International: $128,168 No
Melbourne Burwood International: $128,168 No
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

All students must satisfy requirements of a Working With Children Check before being permitted to undertake school experience placements in Victorian schools.

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