Physical and health education

Why study physical and health education?

You can study physical and health education as a part of a primary or secondary teaching course, or study a combined degree with and outdoor education. You will study student health and wellbeing, human movement, sport and exercise.

Career opportunities

Graduates may work in the health, fitness and recreation industries, youth and community centres, government and private agencies.

Graduates of the primary or secondary education programs can also work in schools as specialist teachers in physical and health education (subject to registration).


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Doctor of Education (Professional Doctorate)

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga

Start dates: Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)Semester 1 and 2 (March and July)

Duration: 4 years full-time or part-time equivalent4 years

Doctor of Philosophy (Education)

Location: Melbourne Albury-Wodonga Bendigo

Start dates: AnytimeAnytime

Duration: 4 years full-time or equivalent part-time4 years

Your study experience

Physical and health 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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About the academic staff

You'll get to meet a large number of academics during your course, from tutors through to lecturers. View all staff from the School of Education.