Physical education

Why study Physical education?

Combine studies in physical education with primary and secondary teaching, health, student welfare, social work, and outdoor and environmental education. Study physical activity, sport and wellness, student health and welfare, adventure and outdoor pursuits, motor performance and build a relationship with nature. Contribute to human and environmental well being.

Career opportunities

Graduates of the physical and outdoor education program can work in secondary schools as specialist teachers in physical education and outdoor education. Graduates of the physical and health education program can work in primary schools as generalist teachers, in secondary schools as specialist teachers in health and physical education, or in the health, fitness and recreation industries, youth and community centres, government and private agencies.

Courses

Local students

2015

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education

Duration :
4 years full time or part-time equivalent (by arrangement)
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 80.65
Year
2015
Course description
This four-year degree qualifies you to work as a generalist primary school teacher and as a specialist physical and health education teacher in both primary and secondary schools, from prep to Year 12.

In first year, you'll focus on the fundamental aspects of teaching, including language and literacy, ICT for education and issues in contemporary childhood. Over the next three years, you'll learn more about human body systems; exercise physiology and inclusive sports methods; nutrition and health promotion; literacy and numeracy; and teaching across primary school curriculum areas.

As part of your studies, you'll also complete a student welfare sub-major that qualifies you for welfare positions in schools. This means that you'll be equipped to assist with student social and emotional learning issues and mental health prevention programs.

We believe the best learning is done on the field. Throughout your course, you'll gain practical experience in skills like athletics, dance, drama, fitness, gymnastics, and sports education.

As a La Trobe student, you'll also have access to student exchange programs with our partner universities across the globe - from the USA, UK and Malaysia to Sweden and the Netherlands. Exchange periods are usually for one semester and in some cases can be done as practical placements as well as formal study.
Career opportunities
Our graduates work as specialist physical education, health and student welfare teachers in both primary and secondary schools and as generalist teachers in primary schools. You'll be eligible for employment in government, Catholic and independent schools.
Professional recognition
At the end of your course, you'll be able to register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching (VIT).
Prerequisite
VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or VCE Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying.

Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice.
Middle band
Consideration is given to performance in Physical Education or Health and Human Development.
Additional information
All successful applicants must complete a Working With Children Check form (available from Post Offices) before enrolment. Current Emergency First Aid Level 2 and AustSwim Teacher of Swimming and Water Safety certificates are required for students to graduate from this course. The costs of these certificates are covered by the university.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Physical and Health Education Bendigo

Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education

Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent.
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Campus/ATAR:
Bendigo 76.25
Year
2015
Course description
At La Trobe we believe learning occurs in many settings, from the classroom to the bush and sporting field. Through this degree, you'll qualify to teach physical education and outdoor education to secondary school students, by combining studies in physical education, sport and recreation with environmental experiences such as bushwalking, rock climbing, cross-country skiing and canoeing.

In outdoor education, we offer hands-on experiences through field trips to places like the Australian Alps, the Murray basin, the Grampians and the Victorian coast. You'll also cover core fieldwork studies in outdoor leadership, safety, bush environments and naturalist subjects, along with specialised study options relating to rivers, alpine areas and rock environments.

The physical education component of this degree gives you practical skills in activities such as aquatics, fitness, gymnastics and athletics. In the final two years of your degree, you'll explore more complex concepts such as exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, movement studies and skill analysis.

You'll also undertake 80 days of teaching placement, giving you a feel for the profession and experience in a supervised environment.
Career opportunities
By combining these two disciplines - physical education and outdoor education - you'll open the door to a variety of career opportunities. In addition to teaching physical education and outdoor and environmental studies to students in Years 7 to 12, you can also go on to a career in outdoor recreation, with opportunities available in outdoor or environmental education centres along with youth agencies.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Maths: Mathematical Methods or VCE Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; and a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL ) or at least 25 in English other than EAL.
Year 12 and non-year 12 extra requirements
Applicants may wish to provide other documentation in support of their application. Non-Year 12 applicants must complete and submit a VTAC Personal Statement online for other information to be considered during the selection process e.g. details on work experience or reasons for applying. Selection may also involve GPA or STAT Multiple Choice. All students must complete a Working With Children Check form (available from Post Offices) prior to enrolment.
Middle band
Consideration is given to Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) criteria; and a regional bonus may apply.
Costs
You should allow A$1500 - A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your personal property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.
How to apply
Apply from August 2014 to start this course in 2015. Or register for updates now. Year 12 students can apply for this course now through our Aspire Program.

You can also ask us a question or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
Full course details
Physical and Outdoor Education Bendigo

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Fees and scholarships

Undergraduate courses are Commonwealth Supported Places (CSP) for eligible Australian and New Zealand citizens. The domestic fee calculator can be used to calculate the cost of subjects this year.

There is also a wide range of scholarships available for local students

International students

2014

Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (059822G)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 750
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2014
Course description
This course is for people who want to teach physical and health education, or be involved in social work (student welfare) in primary and secondary schools. Over the course of your degree you'll complete a minimum of 80 days' professional experience, plus field experience in a community setting.

If youre seeking an initial teaching qualification, this course qualifies you for
a professional entry teacher training course. The Victorian Institute of Teaching has approved this course for teacher registration, which is a prerequisite to becoming a teacher in Victoria.
English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 75
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 77.10
International Baccalaureate - 27
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - not applicable
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - not applicable
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - not applicable
Sweden Slutbetyg - not applicable
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - not applicable
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Year 11 Mathematics (or a bridging course).
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
Graduates can register with the Victorian Institute of Teaching for teaching in primary and secondary schools in the specialist areas of physical education, health and student welfare.
Before applying for this course, you are advised to seek confirmation that it is recognised by educational authorities where you intend to work.
Career opportunities
This course provides a qualification for employment in primary schools as a teacher in both primary and secondary schools, as specialist teachers in health, physical education and student welfare. Graduates may also work in the health, fitness and recreation industries, youth and community centres and in government and private agencies.
Full course details
Physical and Health Education Bendigo

Bachelor of Physical and Outdoor Education (056794J)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 (March)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
22 750
Campus
Bendigo
Year
2014
Course description
This course qualifies you to teach physical education and outdoor environmental studies in secondary schools. It gives you 80 days' professional experience in schools, as well as offering 32 subjects in teaching studies, curriculum studies and discipline studies (physical education and outdoor education), including outdoor activity electives.


English Language Requirements
An overall academic IELTS (or equivalent) score of 7.5 with no individual score below 7 and a score of no less than 8 in speaking and listening.
Academic entry requirements
LTM Foundation Studies - 75
Aust. Yr 12 (ATAR) 2013 (indicative only) - 71.35
International Baccalaureate - 24
GCE A Levels - 8
HKDSE - 3 x Level 4
Sri Lankan A Levels - not applicable
STPM - 8
MICSS (UEC) - 5
Canada Secondary School (or CPU) - not applicable
Norway Upper Secondary Certificate - not applicable
Sweden Slutbetyg - not applicable
All Indian Sen SC (Best 5 Subjects) - not applicable
Vietnam (Year 12) - 8.2
Indonesia (SMA) - 7.5
GAC Cert. IV - GPA 2.6
GAOKAO - see: the website

If you do not meet these entry requirements you might be interested in La Trobe's Foundation Studies and Diploma Programs, which provide an alternative pathway to La Trobe's undergraduate program. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.
Subject prerequisite
Year 11 Mathematics (or a bridging course).
Additional costs
You should allow A$1500 - A$2000 to purchase suitable outdoor field equipment such as a sleeping bag and wet weather gear. These items may be purchased from any supplier; they remain your personal property. You are encouraged to bring any camping gear you already have and to wait until you have commenced the course before buying any new gear.
Additional information
You will need to be aware of the physical components and location requirements of the course. If you have a disability, medical condition or any concerns that may affect potential participation in some of the practical components of the course, you are invited to discuss your options with the course coordinator at:
Outdoor.Education@latrobe.edu.au
How to apply
Apply now or ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
Professional recognition
The course is accredited with the Victorian Institute of Teaching for registration to teach in outdoor education and physical education in secondary schools. Before applying, you are advised to seek confirmation that the course is recognised by education authorities where you intend to work.



Career opportunities
This course prepares you for employment in secondary schools in Australia or overseas. Graduates may work in school-based programs, in specialist outdoor centres run by both government and private schools, in outdoor educations and recreation businesses, as freelance outdoor instructors, in government recreation and youth agencies and in some environmental agencies.

Full course details
Physical and Outdoor Education Bendigo

How to apply?

Enquire now about any course for international students or find out how to apply.

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fees for international students are indicated for each course above. Fees are indicative only and set at 120 credit points per course, unless otherwise stated, and may vary depending on the number of credit points in which students enrol. Some courses may vary in credit point load and fees will be adjusted accordingly.

There is also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Physical education placements

You will complete a minimum of 80 days in supervised teaching practice and field experience subjects. Gain valuable practical experience as you apply the theory learned in the classroom to the workplace.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

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