Why study physical education at La Trobe?

Top 50 in the Asia-Pacific

La Trobe is ranked as one of the best 50 universities across East Asia, South-East Asia and Oceania.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2022, Best universities in Asia 2022

Top 200 globally

We’re ranked in the world’s top 200 for education.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2023, World University Rankings 2024 by subject: education


Gain valuable industry insights, with courses designed in partnership with schools and communities around Victoria.

Career opportunities in physical education

Career pathways

Physical education will build your leadership, health and wellbeing skills and prepare you for a range of careers, including:

  • outdoor instructor
  • youth program officer
  • sport coach
  • policy and project officer
  • teacher*

*Note: Some physical education courses are a pathway to become a registered teacher through an Initial Teaching Education Program. Please see the course pages for more details.

Future employers

Potential employers of physical education graduates include:

  • Education department
  • Local government
  • School camps
  • Adventure tourism
  • Indigenous Protected Areas

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