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), 2019, Best universities in the Asia-Pacific region 2019

Top 75

La Trobe's education subjects are ranked in the top 75 worldwide.

Times Higher Education (THE), 2020, World University Rankings 2021 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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