Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education

If you are thinking about a career in community sport and recreation, or if you are you looking for a great pathway into Outdoor Education or Health & PE (HPE) teaching, this is the degree for you.
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Gippsland - Churchill
Location
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Semester 2
Other intakes
Ballarat - Mt Helen
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Gippsland - Churchill
Semester 1
Semester 2
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Length
3 years
(360 credit points = 3.0 EFTSL)
ATAR
Year 12 applicants will be ranked based on their ATAR and ATAR Adjustment Factors – e.g. Special Entry Access Scheme (SEAS) and Subject Adjustments.

If you want to share your passion for being active, sport and the outdoors then the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education course is for you.

During this degree, you'll learn leadership, teaching and people skills and put these into practice in a variety of settings.

Your subjects are a blend of hands-on and theoretical work, and include outdoor leadership, fundamental movement, exercise physiology and fitness, swimming and water safety, biomechanics, outdoor living and travel skills and human development and nutrition.

This degree provides a strong foundation for a rewarding career in the sport and recreation and outdoor education industries.

Alternatively, this course is a pathway to become a Health and Physical Education and/or Outdoor Education Teacher. Upon graduation you can enrol into the Master of Teaching, Primary or Secondary (1.5 years), and become a qualified teacher in 4.5 years of total study.

The successful completion of the first year of this degree also enables the opportunity to transfer into the second year of our Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Secondary). This means that you may qualify as a teacher within 4 years of study.

The best thing about this degree is that you can start studying and keep your options open to explore the world of sport, recreation and education careers.

  • Adventure guide
  • Environmental education officer
  • Sport coaching
  • Camping and outdoor educator
  • Eco-tour guide
  • Group fitness instructor
  • Recreational activities teacher
  • Outdoor recreation officer
  • Sport development officer
  • Sports administrator
  • Sport facility management
  • Youth programs and performance coordinator
  • Sport leadership and community sport
  • Community health education and advocacy

Opportunities are quite varied depending on the area of interest. You will be well prepared to successfully undertake many occupations and will be highly sought after by professions requiring graduates with excellent communication and organisational abilities, critical, strategic and reflective thinking and problem solving skills, and a strong professional work ethic.

Sample structures are just one example of the many options available within your chosen course. Please contact Federation University for further information on available options.

Please note this is a sample structure only and is not to be used for enrolment purposes. To enrol, please refer to the information provided to you by Federation University for your individual program structure or view our enrolment information page.

To view current subject information and cost, click on the individual subject name below, or click here to view current subject information and cost for ALL subjects.

Year 2

Semester 1

GAMES PEDAGOGY
EDHPE4000, 15 credit points
Open Elective EDHPE,OEEDU,EXSCI,HEAL,SPMAN

Specialisation Elective English

Specialisation Elective History

Specialisation Elective Mathematics

Specialisation Elective Outdoor Education

Specialisation Elective Psychology

Specialisation Elective Science

Semester 2

RELATIONSHIPS, SEXUALITY & COMMUNICATION
EDHPE2001, 15 credit points
BIOMECHANICS IN PHYSICAL EDUCATION
EXSCI2000, 15 credit points
Open Elective EDHPE,OEEDU,EXSCI,HEAL,SPMAN

Specialisation Elective English

Specialisation Elective History

Specialisation Elective Mathematics

Specialisation Elective Outdoor Education

Specialisation Elective Psychology

Specialisation Elective Science

Year 3

Semester 1

PRACTICUM 1
OEEDU3400, 15 credit points
LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM
OEEDU3700, 15 credit points
Open Elective EDHPE,OEEDU,EXSCI,HEAL,SPMAN

Specialisation Elective English

Specialisation Elective History

Specialisation Elective Mathematics

Specialisation Elective Psychology

Specialisation Elective Science

Semester 2

HEALTH AND PHYSICAL ACTIVITY IN SOCIETY
EDHPE3002, 15 credit points
EXERCISE PHYSIOLOGY AND FITNESS
EXSCI4000, 15 credit points
PRACTICUM 2
OEEDU4200, 15 credit points
EDUCATION OUTDOORS
OEEDU4500, 15 credit points
Approximately 16-20 hours per week
This program requires a total of 150 days of placement
Important for Yr 10 students

Entry requirements (year 12)

Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2020) and recent secondary graduates (2019 and 2018)

Prerequisites

  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics;
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations.

Guaranteed ATAR

This program has a guaranteed ATAR. If you meet the program pre-requisites and any ‘Essential Requirements for Admission’, we will guarantee you a place in this program with this ATAR. We use the adjusted ATAR, factoring in subject adjustments and SEAS as detailed below.

Subject Adjustments

A study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points.

SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme)

Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special Entry Access Schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application.

 

Entry requirements (non year 12)


Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study

  • Successful completion of FedUni's FAST program or equivalent; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.
    OR
  • Previous university study with a majority weighting of pass marks; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admission criteria for applications with a Vocational Education and Training study

  • Successful completion of a relevant VET qualification at Certificate III level or higher; and
  • Industry experience of at least one year; and
  • Meets the VCE Maths and English requirement benchmarks.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Admission criteria for applications with work and life experience

Applicants who have not completed secondary education, or undertaken any TAFE or university studies should include a personal statement detailing all relevant experience to strengthen their application.

Literacy and numeracy test: If VCE Maths and English requirements or equivalent have not been met, a Literacy and/or Numeracy assessment is required to demonstrate the pre-requisite requirements. Applicants required to complete the assessment will be notified.

 

Extra Requirements

Essential requirements for enrolment

Working with Children Check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements. 

National Police Record Check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements. 

The application method varies depending on your circumstances, please visit our How to apply page for further information.

VTAC application: Yes

VTAC code: 3700510601 (Mt Helen), 3700710601 (Churchill)

Direct application: Yes

Federation University code: SO5

CRICOS code:

Fees are subject to change annually.

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP)

$7,950 estimated annual tuition fee - commencing 2021

Annual tuition fees are per 120 credit points which represents 1 EFTSL or a standard full-time study load for a year.

The estimated annual fees are indicative only. The tuition fees you pay will vary depending on the subjects you choose to study as each subject has its own credit point value and cost. The total cost will vary depending on the subjects you choose, your study load and the time it takes to complete your course.

Fee assistance

As a Commonwealth Supported Place student, you may be eligible to defer payment of your student contribution through the HECS-HELP loan scheme. Please visit our HECS-HELP webpage for further information.

Other fees

You may need to pay some other fees such as the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

Other study costs

Prescribed textbooks: approximately $500
Suggested clothing: School tracksuit top approximately $90, School polo shirt approximately $50

Can your studies count towards a degree with us? Use our online Credit Search to get the details on completing your studies sooner.

Pathways to this course:

Candidates seeking alternate entry to this course can consider the below options:

Other TAFE studies
Apply for a relevant TAFE course, at any TAFE provider, and then apply to articulate into this program.  You may receive credit for TAFE studies undertaken, which will be individually assessed upon request, after you enrol in your bachelor level course. 
 
Bridging programs


A bridging program can provide an excellent foundation to build upon in your bachelor degree studies:

  • Our Diploma of University Studies (Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education) delivers study that counts towards your degree from day one!  This three semester course is the ideal pathway if you want to dive straight in and experience university with Sport, Physical and Outdoor Ed subjects taken alongside subjects designed to build the foundation needed for success. 
    You can receive credit for 120 credit points into your Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education.

 

  • Our one semester Foundation Access Studies (FAST) program  provides you an alternate entry into tertiary study, with a focus on building the more generic academic skills required for success at university.  On successful completion of FAST, students can apply for the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education for the next semester.

* 120 credit points is the equivalent of one-year full time study.

 


Credit will be considered if you have successfully completed higher education or TAFE studies relevant to this degree. Advanced standing will be determined on an individual basis, depending on your eligibility for credit transfer, prior experience and qualifications.

 

Pathways from this course:

At the beginning of second year, you can apply to transfer to another undergraduate Education program at Federation University, where you can qualify as a teacher and gain registration with VIT. • Bachelor of Health and Physical Education Alternatively, you can complete the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education and then apply for Master of Teaching

 

A range of student services are available at most campuses. For further information on these services or for course information, please contact us on 1800 333 864.

The commencement of all programs is subject to available funding and enrolment quotas.

All information contained in this program overview including the availability of programs and fees, is correct at the time of being published, however the University reserves the right to alter any program, procedure or fee. Students should check for any amendment prior to enrolment.

CRICOS Provider No.00103D
Please note: This training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding to eligible individuals.
National RTO Code: 4909

School department

School of Education

Course coordinator

Alex Prins