Bachelor of Health and Physical Education

Federation University

You love motivating and helping young people learn. You're passionate about good health and exercise. You want a degree that's hands-on and gets you out into schools during every year of your degree. You want a career that can take you anywhere. At FedUni, we'll teach you how to teach and you'll spend about one quarter of your course getting your heart-rate up, learning and practicing the skills you'll soon be teaching. Along with graduating ready to teach health and PE in a secondary school, you'll also specialise in another teaching method from english, history, maths, psychology, science and outdoor education. Then, when you're looking for work, you'll have double the skills to offer. Once you finish your degree, you can register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching. You may follow many of our graduates who teach overseas and around Australia in remote communities, regional centres and capital cities. This qualification has a strong orientation towards developing vocationally relevant knowledge and skills, through learning opportunities that blend theoretical knowledge with practice. You will experience ongoing opportunity to put your university studies into numerous and varied 'real life' practice situations, preparing you for a diverse range of teaching contexts now and into the future. Areas of study include: exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development and learning, fundamentals and foundations of health and physical education; health and human development, nutrition, physical activity, creative movement, applied sports science, contemporary curricumlum design, pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning in health and physical education.

Course Fee:

International: $105,200

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements (year 12) Admission Criteria for current year 12 students (2019) and recent secondary graduates (2017 and 2018) Prerequisites 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 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL. Minimum ATAR including selection adjustments The minimum selection rank for this course is equivalent to an ATAR of 70.00. If applicable; this includes adjustment factors related to subject adjustments and SEAS. Guaranteed ATAR This program has a guaranteed ATAR. If you meet the program pre-requisites and any Essential Requirements for Admission; we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR; factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below. Subject Adjustments A study score of 40 in any Biology; Chemistry; or Physical Education equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances; this may provide support for your course application Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level; including any single subjects of study; or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST). Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study Compulsory: Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher. Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience Compulsory: Applicants who have not completed secondary education; or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.


480 credit points

Subjects you can Study:

Exercise physiology; biomechanics; motor development and learning; fundamentals and foundations of health and physical education; health and human development; nutrition; physical activity; creative movement; applied sports science; contemporary curricumlum design; pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning in health and physical education.

Study Pathways:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education can consider the following options: Undertake the first year of the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education and apply to transfer into the second year of this program. Foundation Access Studies program (FAST) is designed to provide you with an alternate entry into tertiary study. On successful completion of FAST, you may then apply for the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education, and then follow pathway 1. It is recommended that you also undertake additional work to enhance your application including: working in a sports related field in a paid employment and/or voluntary capacity, or obtaining additional qualifications (coaching certificate, lifesaving course etc.). You may complete a single subject enrolment in a related field. Important to note: These suggestions will not guarantee a place into this program. There are specific entry requirements to meet the expected standards of the external regulation bodies.

Further information:

Essential requirements for selection and application CASPer: All applicants must sit the CASPer assessment. 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. To register for your sitting or for further information about the assessment, visit Don't miss the deadlines for each offer round; check the dates here. Essential requirements for enrolment and graduation Working with children check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements. Police record check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements. Literacy and numeracy test for initial teacher education (LANTITE): Successful completion required prior to undertaking the final professional experience placement. Learn more about LANTITE online. Further information:


Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT); Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER). Upon completion graduates will be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT) and may be eligible to apply for professional accreditation throughout Australia and overseas, although requirements for registering organisations in other states, territories or countries may be different from the Victorian requirements. Graduates and students are eligible for professional memberships with the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER). ACHPER offers members the opportunity to contribute to their profession through participation in face-to-face and online forums, seminars and conferences, and access additional professional learning opportunities and resources.

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) 50.4 No Full time 4 years
Gippsland (Churchill) 50.4 No Part time 8 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) 50.4 No Full time 4 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) 50.4 No Part time 8 years

Federation University Australia (FedUni) is one of the country’s leading universities, with an enviable reputation for teaching excellence and graduate employment rates.

Headquartered in regional Victoria, with campuses in Ballarat, Gippsland, the Wimmera and Berwick in Melbourne, FedUni’s standing is based on nearly 150 years of education delivery.

A new Berwick Campus caters for the growing south-east Melbourne area, while a new Brisbane Campus and student support centre in Malaysia cater to the international student market.

FedUni embraces the freedom and dynamism that come from being a progressive university with close links to industry, business, communities and technology.

It is also recognised as a welcoming and friendly university, with students drawn from regional centres and metropolitan cities as well as from overseas.

Known for its supportive, inclusive environment, FedUni offers affordable study options (including online), learning assistance to help you stay at uni, small class sizes, friendly staff and accessible academic support. We are also one of few universities that offer free on-campus parking for students.

Our students have the opportunity to stay on campus with a range of residential options. The university places great emphasis on the quality of its teaching and learning, the student experience, and importantly, employability once you have graduated.

As a dual-sector university, we deliver a range of programs through higher education and TAFE, and have the ability to find the right pathway for your success.

Facilities such as the Nanya Environmental Research Station in western New South Wales and the Manufacturing and Industry Skills Centre in central Ballarat anchor the range of programs that FedUni delivers.

The university’s Australian Centre for Research into Injury in Sport and its Prevention (ACRISP) is recognised as Australia’s premier sports injury prevention research centre. It is one of only four such centres worldwide to be selected by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a member of the IOC Medical Research Network.

FedUni also hosts Australia’s largest regional technology park — accommodating more than 30 companies, including its signature tenant, IBM — where FedUni IT students are engaged in the ‘earn as you learn’ program, earning a wage as part of their studies.

The University’s Arts Academy in Ballarat and the Gippsland Centre for Art and Design are a major provider of performing arts, music theatre and art programs.

The University is constantly adding to its list of programs and courses across its faculties and campuses, with criminology, outdoor environmental education and the nation’s first nature pedagogy course among more recent offerings.

The University’s Gippsland campus offers a range of exciting programs. An easy drive from Melbourne and located within easy walking distance of the town of Churchill, it offers the benefits of a regional lifestyle with city access.

Our Wimmera campus also provides a wide range of programs for students throughout Horsham, Ararat, Stawell and western Victoria.

Other features of our campuses include art galleries, an indoor swimming pool and gym, a golf course and childcare facilities. 

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