Physical and healthy changes to professional teacher programs

24 August 2015

The Faculty of Education and Social Work is proud to announce updates to key professional teacher programs, ensuring graduates are prepared for the challenges and demands of their professional lives.

From 2017, the Bachelor of Education (Secondary: Human Movement and Health Education) will become the Bachelor of Education (Health and Physical Education).

As well as continuing the leadership experiences at schools, health organisations, sporting organisations and community, students will now graduate with a second teaching method, in addition to Health and Physical Education, including Mathematics, Sciences or Humanities subject areas. New opportunities for professional experience, including international placements, continue to become available

Students commencing in 2016 will not be disadvantaged; they will transition into the second year of the new program and graduate with the degree in Health and Physical Education.

In addition to the ATAR requirements to enter the program, the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW [BOSTES: the body that sets standards for teacher registration and accreditation], requires prospective students to teacher-education degrees to achieve a minimum of three Band 5s in the HSC, with one subject being English. This change also applies to the Bachelor of Education (Primary) program.

This program update follows on from the announcement of the graduate-entry Master of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) specialisation, offered from 2016 and designed for graduates wanting to teach Health and Physical Education in secondary schools.

Further information and updates to the Bachelor of Education (Human Movement and Health Education) program are available from the website at