Education (Secondary: HMHE)


Duration: 4 years, full time
Assumed knowledge: depends on subjects chosen

2014 ATAR cut-off: 80.45
UAC Code: 511603

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. As well, in addition to teaching, graduates are also able to work in settings related to community health, recreation, sport and fitness.

Course outcomes

Human Movement and Health Education graduates have:

  • the core knowledge essential to be educators in human-movement education (HME) and health education (HE), years K–12 and the community

  • a technical background (including ICT skills) and information relevant to the subject areas of health education, movement science, physical education, anatomy and physiology, and fitness

  • knowledge of the historical/philosophical/sociocultural impact on health status, behaviour, research, personal performance competencies, personal health, administration, role modelling, medical/safety/legal implications, marketing techniques and selection of activities

  • interpersonal skills in the teaching of HME drawing from the areas of games, dance, aquatics, gymnastics, track and field, outdoor and leisure pursuits

  • interpersonal skills in the teaching of HE drawing from the areas of growth development, healthy lifestyles, drug education, nutrition, safe living

  • learned to utilise the applied science/social science theoretical background in the practice of HME/HE

  • accepted their position as a role model of health-enhancing behaviour

  • the intention of pursuing professional liaison through colloquiums, seminars and associations.