Physical and outdoor education
Immerse yourself in theory and practice to develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary for a highly effective career in the dynamic teaching profession in health and physical education or outdoor environmental education.
Federation University has a long-standing reputation for producing highly skilled, passionate and resilient health and physical education teachers. With smaller class sizes, our education lecturers get to know our students, providing one-on-one assistance with assignments and course work – that’s why we’re Victoria’s #1 university for student support*.
Our Bachelor of Secondary Education (Health and Physical Education Teaching) prepares you to teach from year 7 through to VCE. You will have the opportunity to make a difference by giving young people the knowledge and tools to lead healthy and active lives.
Areas of study include exercise physiology, biomechanics, motor development, learning fundamentals, foundations of health and physical education, health and human development, nutrition, physical activity, creative movement, applied sports science, contemporary curriculum design, pedagogy and assessment for teaching and learning in health and physical education.
In addition to specialising in health and PE education, you will choose a second teaching method:
• Outdoor education
You’ll be ready to teach by undertaking a minimum of 80 days of supervised teaching placement with our partner schools throughout the course.
Teachers are in high demand and you can teach across Australia in remote communities, thriving regional centres or in our capital cities.