Physical and Health Education

Why research Physical and Health Education?

We have a strong team of highly successful researchers dedicated to teaching, research and outreach activities. We view research as a way for students and supervisors to gain maximum benefit from their university experience. Our active research community includes students from many different countries and encourages a diversity of experiences and approaches.

Career opportunities

Graduates are prepared for academic positions, leadership roles in their area of expertise, researcher with organisations such as the Australian Council for Educational Research, policy advice roles in the public service and non-government agencies, school leadership or university appointments.

Courses

Local students

NB: The ATARs published here are a guide, based on the most recent intake, and can change from year to year. These are Clearly-in ATARs, meaning applicants with scores equivalent to, or higher than the quoted ATAR, were made an offer.

2017 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy
Duration :
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) emphasises theory, enquiry and research, and is taken by thesis only. The thesis is 75,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge.

The PhD is assessed by external examiners. It may be completed in three to four years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study.
Prerequisite
Masters degree by research (or in some instances, by coursework), including minor thesis and demonstrated ability to undertake doctoral studies. Those with a high Honours degree may also apply.
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Education (Research)
Duration :
1-2 years full-time or 2.5-4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
If you have a background in teaching or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course has been designed for you. This program is available by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by thesis only.

Areas of research expertise include: adult learning, applied linguistics, cross-cultural communication, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research
and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing, further, technical and higher education.
Prerequisite
A Bachelors degree with Honours or an equivalent fourth-year qualification in an education-related area
How to apply
Apply now. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Doctor of Education (Professional Doctorate)
Duration :
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Doctor of Education emphasises the contribution of research to professional practice and builds on a combination of coursework and thesis. It starts with two year-long coursework subjects followed by supervised research culminating in a thesis of approximately 60,000 words, which is assessed by external examiners. The thesis can be in an applied area, allowing you to make an intensive investigation in your own professional field.
Prerequisite
Masters degree by research or, in some instances, coursework Masters degree including minor thesis and demonstrated ability to undertake doctoral studies. Those with a high Honours degree may also apply.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Doctor of Philosophy (Education)
Duration :
4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) emphasises theory, enquiry and research, and is taken by thesis only. The thesis is 75,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge.

The PhD is assessed by external examiners. It may be completed in three to four years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study.
Prerequisite
Masters degree by research (or in some instances, by coursework), including minor thesis and demonstrated ability to undertake doctoral studies. Those with a high Honours degree may also apply.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can also ask us a question, visit our FAQ page or chat online with one of our team (9.30am to 4.30pm, Monday to Friday). Or call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:
Master of Education (Research)
Duration :
1-2 years full-time or 2.5-4 years part-time
Semester starts :
Anytime
Campus:
Albury-Wodonga
Bendigo
Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
If you have a background in teaching or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course has been designed for you. This program is available by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by thesis only.

Areas of research expertise include: adult learning, applied linguistics, cross-cultural communication, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research
and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing, further, technical and higher education.
Prerequisite
A Bachelors degree with Honours or an equivalent fourth-year qualification in an education-related area
How to apply
Apply now to start in Semester 1, 2018.

To find out more about this course and studying at La Trobe:
- ask us a question
- book a one-on-one consultation
- chat online
- visit our FAQ page
- connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Twitter, or Instagram
- call us on 1300 135 045.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

How to apply

You can apply for research candidature at any time. However, applications for research scholarships close on 31 October.

To apply for Master's candidature, you need an Honours degree or Master's Preliminary. For Doctoral (PhD) candidature, you need a Master's or a Bachelor's degree with Honours, usually with a result of at least H2A.

Before applying, it's best to contact a potential academic supervisor and receive in-principle approval for your topic.

Once you've done this, you can download an application form [PDF 1.02Mb] and submit it to the Graduate Research School. If you require this PDF in an alternative format, please contact grs@latrobe.edu.au.

Fees and scholarships

Research degrees are funded by the Commonwealth Government via the Research Training Scheme (RTS) (fees may apply to some components of some Professional Doctorates).

There are a range of scholarships available for local students.

International students

2017 - apply now

Doctor of Philosophy (006274C)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 500
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) emphasises theory, enquiry and research, and is taken by thesis only. The thesis is 75,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge.

The PhD is assessed by external examiners. It may be completed in three to four years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
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.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Education (Research) (017544F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
28 000
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2017
About this course
If you have a background in teaching or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course has been designed for you. This program is available by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by thesis only.

Areas of research expertise include: adult learning, applied linguistics, cross-cultural communication, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research
and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing, further, technical and higher education.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
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.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

2018

Doctor of Education (Professional Doctorate) (009388B)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 400
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Doctor of Education emphasises the contribution of research to professional practice and builds on a combination of coursework and thesis. It starts with two year-long coursework subjects followed by supervised research culminating in a thesis of approximately 60,000 words, which is assessed by external examiners. The thesis can be in an applied area, allowing you to make an intensive investigation in your own professional field.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have completed an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent, plus at least three years of relevant professional experience. You are also required to provide evidence of research expertise.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Doctor of Philosophy (Education) (006274C)

Duration :
4 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
31 400
Campus
Albury-Wodonga, Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
The Doctor of Philosophy (Education) emphasises theory, enquiry and research, and is taken by thesis only. The thesis is 75,000 words and must make an original contribution to knowledge.

The PhD is assessed by external examiners. It may be completed in three to four years of full-time study, or six years of part-time study.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Master's degree or Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. You must also provide evidence of substantial prior research expertise.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Master of Education (Research) (017544F)

Duration :
2 years
Semester starts :
Anytime
Annual Tuition Fee (A$) :
30 800
Campus
Bendigo, Melbourne
Year
2018
About this course
If you have a background in teaching or educational administration, or have a professional interest in education, this course has been designed for you. This program is available by a combination of coursework and a minor thesis, or by thesis only.

Areas of research expertise include: adult learning, applied linguistics, cross-cultural communication, innovative curriculum and effective classrooms, e-learning pedagogies, leadership and management, international education and globalisation, science and mathematics education, policy research
and evaluation, teacher education, special education, student advocacy and wellbeing, further, technical and higher education.
English Language Requirements
IELTS (Academic): minimum score of 6.5 with no individual band score less than 6.0.

TOEFL Paper-based Test: minimum score of 575 (minimum score of 5 in the Test of Written English).

TOEFL Internet-based Test: minimum score of 80 with minimum overall for SLR 18; W 22.

La Trobe Melbourne (ELICOS): Completion of the English for Further Studies Advanced Stage 6B at La Trobe Melbourne with minimum 60 per cent overall and 60 per cent in final exam. For more information please visit the La Trobe Melbourne website.

English as the language of instruction in tertiary studies may be accepted.
Please note: English as the language of instruction in previous study will not be accepted as a basis of admission (English)
for courses where the approved test score requirement is above an IELTS 6.5 with no band score lower than 6.0.

Pearson Test of English (Academic) (PTE): minimum score of 64 with no communicative skill score less than 59.

Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English (CAE): a grade of B or higher.

Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE): a grade of C or higher.

Or approved international equivalent.
Academic entry requirements
You must have an Australian Bachelor's degree with Honours at H1 or H2A level, or approved international equivalent. If you have Honours at H2B level, or equivalent, you may still be considered in some instances.
How to apply
Applications for 2018 will open later this year. You can ask us a question if you need more help. You can also call us on +61 3 9627 4805.
See Student Handbook for more details
The Handbook contains detailed course information designed for enrolled students, including course structures, electives and options.

The delivery of this course can vary between campuses. For detailed information please select the relevant campus:

Fees and scholarships

Estimated fee costs for international students is indicated for each course above. There are also a range of scholarships available for international students to assist students.

Your study experience

Finding a supervisor

One of the most important aspects of your research study will be finding a supervisor in Physical and Health Education.

Overseas study opportunities

You may be eligible for our student exchange program.

Student and graduate profiles

Students of our Faculty talk about their experience at La Trobe.