La Trobe University

Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education


Semester starts
Semester 1 (March)
3 years
Annual tuition fee (A$)

The Bachelor of Physical, Health and Outdoor Education prepares you to enter the education / training profession. It covers a range of topics including environmental and sustainability education, safety and risk management, leadership, exercise physiology, sports biomechanics, movement studies and skill analysis. The course serves as a pathway into a Master's Degree for those graduates wishing to qualify as teachers.

The qualification awarded on graduation is recognised in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) as Level 7.

Entry requirements

Subject prerequisites

Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 30 in English (EAL) or at least 25 in English (other than EAL.). VCE Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of General Mathematics or Mathematical Methods or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics

English language requirement

IELTS (Academic) score of 7.0 with no individual band score less than 6.5.

Please refer to our English Language Requirements page for details of other Accepted English Proficiency tests and additional recognised English Language Proficiency Measures, such as English as the language of instruction.

Career outcomes

Graduates are prepared for careers in outdoor and environmental education services with schools, school camps and environment centres, community environmental education, as interpreters and guides in national parks, land and natural resources management, environmental interpretation for government or corporate sector, sustainability and ecology community education, adventure guides, and nature tourism operations. You may choose to register as a teacher by completing a Master of Teaching, which will allow you to teach in government, Catholic and independent schools, both nationally and overseas (subject to course entry and teacher registration requirements).

Fees and costs

Annual tuition fee (A$)



Scholarships are available for both current and future students. Find out what La Trobe scholarship opportunities might be available to you.

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.

Additional information

All applicants must complete and submit a Personal Statement. Your statement must include information in relation to the following personal attributes: motivation to teach; interpersonal and communication skills; personal strengths; and learning goals.

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:

CRICOS code: 093394G