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
Turn your passion for sport, health and education into a rewarding teaching career. Not only does this course qualify you as a primary teacher, it will also qualify you to work in student welfare roles and to teach physical education and health in both primary and secondary schools.
You'll complete a minimum of 80 days of professional experience, and undertake fieldwork in a school or community setting.
You'll be eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching as a specialist physical education and health teacher from Prep to Year 12, and as a primary school teacher.
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching as specialist physical education and health teachers from Prep to Year 12, and as primary school teachers.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 1 and 2: two units (any combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS) or VCE Units 3 and 4 Mathematics (any). VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English.
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
Combine your passion for sport and outdoor recreation with a career in secondary teaching. You'll be qualified to teach in the specialist areas of physical education and outdoor environmental studies in secondary schools.
Enjoy studying in the outdoors with bushwalking, navigation, paddling and naturalist studies, with the option to do cross-country skiing and rock climbing. Develop your skills in physical education undertaking subjects in aquatics, fitness, games, gymnastics, dance, athletics and ball-handling.
You'll complete a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching practice to give you extensive school-based and practical experience.
Professional recognition
Graduates are eligible for registration with the Victorian Institute of Teaching to teach outdoor education and physical education in secondary schools.
Prerequisite
VCE Units 3 and 4: study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or 25 in any other English. VCE Units 1 and 2: two units of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods (CAS) or VCE Units 3 and 4 of Mathematics (any).
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.
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.



Full course details
Physical and Outdoor Education Bendigo

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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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