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. 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.


  • 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.


  • 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

  • VCE Units 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.This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations, and has a minimum ATAR requirement of 70 including selection adjustments.All 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 via the VTAC website and direct applications via the Deakin University website.Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. For more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience refer to the Deakin University website.


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
  • ATAR: 63
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Melbourne Burwood International: $128,168
  • ATAR: 69
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Geelong Waurn Ponds, Melbourne Burwood.

Course fee shown is indicative and actual fees may vary.

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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