Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education)

The information on this page applies to future students. Current students should refer to their faculty handbooks for course information.

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) is a four-year full-time specialist professional qualification to teach in the key-learning area of personal development, health and physical education (PDHPE). While the course is dedicated mostly to teaching PDHPE in the secondary-school context, some training to teach at primary-school level is also included. In addition to teaching, graduates are also able to work in settings related to community health, recreation, sport and fitness.

Course outline

Study plan

This course combines a background of general education with intensive professional preparation in human movement and health education.

The course is undertaken full time over four years and students enrol in 48 credit points per year.

In the first year, students undertake a broad tertiary education, which includes units in the Faculties of Arts and Social Sciences, Science, and Education and Social Work and Sydney Business School.

Professional studies in units related to human movement and health education begin in first year. In the second, third and fourth years all studies are completed in the Faculty and Education and Social Work, including general education units and professional studies units in human movement and health education. In the fourth year, students select options to develop greater depth in areas of special interest.

All students take a number of practical units of study in dance, gymnastics, team and individual sports, aquatics and athletics. For further information regarding the course structure, please visit the Faculty of Education and Social Work website (http://sydney.edu.au/education_social_work/future_students/undergraduate/bed_sec_hmhe/course_structure.shtml)

Year 1

Semester 1 CP
EDUF1018 Education, Teachers and Teaching 6
EDUH1005 Professional Practice in PDHPE 1 6
EDHP1001 Physical Education 1 6
1 Junior Arts or Business elective 6
Semester 2 CP
EDUF1019 Human Development and Education 6
EDUH1006 Identifying Health Determinants 6
EDGU1005 Sports Coaching 6
1 Junior Arts or Business elective 6

Year 2

Semester 1 CP
EDUF2006 Educational Psychology 6
EDUH2XXX Physical Education 2 6
EDUH2XXX Professional Practice for HPE 1 6
1 Senior Arts or Business elective 6
Semester 2 CP
EDUF2007 Social Perspectives on Education 6
EDUH2XXX Health of Young People 6
EDUH2XXX Sports Science for HPE 1 6
1 Senior Arts or Business elective 6

Year 3

Semester 1 CP
EDUF3031 Positive Approaches in Special Education 6
EDUH3XXX Physical Education 3 6
EDUH3XXX Health Equity Across the Populations 6
Second Teaching Area Curriculum Unit 1 6
Semester 2 CP
EDUF4044 Reading and Designing Research (or EDUF4020 Education Honours Preliminary) 6
EDUF3023 Sport: Contemporary Educational Issues 6
EDUH3XXX Professional Practice for HPE 2 6
Second Teaching Area Curriculum Unit 2 6

Year 4

Semester 1 CP
EDUH2018 Aboriginal Education: Secondary Schools 6
EDUH4XXX Physical Education 4 6
EDUH4XXX Sport Science for HPE 2 6
Second Teaching Area Curriculum Unit 3 6
Semester 2 CP
EDUH4XXX Professional Engagement and Leadership 6
EDUH4XXX Professional Practice for HPE 3 6
EDUH4XXX Health Promotion in Community Health 6
HMHE Year 4 Option Unit of Study (OR EDUF4021 Education Honours Dissertation) 6

Further course information

Progression rules

Under normal progression, a student shall undertake and successfully complete all units of study to the value of 24 credit points per semester as prescribed for the course. Students are required to attend all lectures, tutorials and other activities prescribed for their units of study. Except with the permission of the Dean, a candidate must complete all unit of study requirements specified for each year, including professional experience units, before proceeding to the next year.

What is an elective?

An elective is a unit of study within a degree, usually an option within a course. Electives allow more detailed study of a particular subject. Electives can be selected from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Science, and Sydney Business School. (subject to permission from the Faculty of Education and Social Work).

Course opportunities

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) includes significant professional experience placements in schools. The placements begin in the second year of the course and the amount of responsibility and duration of the placements progressively increases until the final placement in which students are competent to teach under minimal supervision.

Course outcomes and further study

Graduate opportunities

The Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) provides a qualification to teach in secondary schools or work in settings involved in community health, recreation, sport, coaching and fitness.

Course accreditation

Sydney undergraduate Education courses are accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards (BOSTES).

Further study

Eligible candidates may apply for admission to a rich postgraduate program with the Faculty of Education and Social Work comprising advanced learning and professional courses. Master's degrees include capstone independent research projects, supervised by experts in the field of study, which prepare students for higher degrees by research.

About honours

Honours is available to meritorious students who complete an alternative set of units of study in Semester 2 of Year 3 and Semester 2 of Year 4. Admission to the honours program is by permission of the program coordinator after the completion of Semester 1 of Year 3. Admission and award requirements for honours in the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) are set out in the Resolutions of the Faculty of Education and Social Work.

Admission

Admission requirements

Admission to this course is on the basis of a secondary school leaving qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), tertiary study or an approved preparation program. English language requirements must be met where these are not demonstrated by sufficient qualifications taught in English. Special admission pathways are open for domestic mature aged applicants who do not possess a school leaving qualification, educationally disadvantaged applicants and for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. Applicants are ranked by merit and offers for available places are issued according to the ranking.

Students entering teaching programs will need to have achieved a minimum of three Band 5s in their NSW Higher School Certificate, one of which must be English (not ESL). Similar requirements will be applied to the IB and other Australian year 12 qualifications. For other secondary qualifications applicants will need to achieve the minimum scores provided as a guide as well as achieve good results in English (not ESL). Applicants who must meet English proficiency requirements through an English proficiency test such as IELTS must meet those requirements separately.

How to apply

Domestic students

How to apply

Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

Assumed knowledge

Teacher education students seeking employment as secondary teachers in NSW schools must have achieved a Higher School Certificate minimum Band 4 in English (Advanced), English (Standard) or English as a Second Language.

International students

How to apply

Visit the How to Apply page for detailed information on if you need to apply directly to the University or through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). When you are ready to apply, select the ‘Apply Now’ button on the right hand side of this course page.

Fee disclaimer

Domestic students

Indicative Undergraduate Student Contribution Amount

This student contribution amount for a Commonwealth Supported Place is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015 for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact student contribution that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol. If you are a Commonwealth supported student and was enrolled in a University course before 1 January 2014 your student contribution may differ.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total student contribution, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, student contribution amounts are subject to annual review by the University, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study (subject to a Commonwealth specified cap), effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the student contribution. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.

International students

Indicative international tuition fees for undergraduate students

This international tuition fee is an indication only of the fees that are payable by you in the calendar year you commence your course, commencing in 2015, for a standard annual full time load of 48 credit points (1.0 EFTSL). The exact tuition fees that you pay will depend on the specific units of study in which you ultimately enrol.

For further information about how to calculate your specific total tuition fees, please refer to the University's Future Students' website.

Annual review

Importantly, tuition fees are subject to annual review, and are likely to increase each year of your period of study, effective at the start of each calendar year.

Additional incidental fees and health insurance

For some courses there are incidental fees additional to the tuition fees. Some of those fees are significant, for example, faculty-specific materials, tools, protected clothing, and equipment. For further information about these additional incidental fees, please visit the University's Future Students' website.

In addition to the fees indicated here for the course of study, International Students studying on an Australian Student Visa must have appropriate health insurance for the duration of their studies on a Student Visa through an approved provider of the Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC) scheme. This is a requirement of the Australian Government, unless otherwise exempted by the Government.

Potential for inaccuracy

Whilst every reasonable effort has been made to include correct and up to date information here, you are also advised to consult directly with the Student Centre for domestic students or the International Office for international students so that they can provide you with specific and up to date information about those fees.