2017 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean's Scholar) | 2017

Testamur Title of Degree:

Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean's Scholar)



UOW Course Code:




Total Credit Points:



4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

Home Faculty:

Faculty of Social Sciences

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Delivery Mode:


Delivery Campus / UAC Code:

Wollongong / 755201

Additional Information:

Course Finder


The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean's Scholar) degree provides an enriched educational experience for motivated, high achieving students who wish to pursue a career as a Health and Physical Education teacher. The purpose of the Dean’s Scholar program is to enhance students’ professional knowledge and engagement with the research culture of our Faculty, and build partnerships and contribute to the local community.

Dean's Scholars will have access to an academic mentor, extended library privileges, invitations to attend School workshops and seminars, and networking events. There is also the opportunity for casual employment in the UOW Faculty of Social Sciences, community research, or projects supervised by leading practitioners or scholars for 15 hours per year.

Professional Experience is a compulsory component of this course and usually occurs in the Illawarra, Shoalhaven, Southern Highlands and Southern Sydney schools. There are also opportunities for students to apply for ‘out-of-area’ (e.g. in rural NSW) Professional Experience and overseas teaching experiences in countries such as Thailand, Fiji, China and Malaysia.

Entry Requirements

Academic requirements, English requirements and credit transfer information are available from the Course Finder

Course Learning Outcomes

Students who graduate from the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean’s Scholar) will:

  1. Demonstrate broad and coherent pedagogical and content knowledge for the teaching profession.
  2. Demonstrate pedagogical & content knowledge required to integrate across curricula areas.
  3. Have well-developed skills in student-focused pedagogy and practice to manipulate mandatory documents related to policy, student learning and integrate teaching across curricula areas.
  4. Engage in mentored and self-regulated development activities both within and outside the university setting.
  5. Demonstrate a high quality understanding of the connection between research and theory and the ability to use this knowledge to inform their practice as a teacher.
  6. Display well-developed communication and evaluation skills as a reflective practitioner, articulating and analysing the complex and dynamic role of the teacher in the learning environment.
  7. Apply pedagogical skills and content knowledge to solve educational problems, integrate technology in the classroom, plan for all learners, apply pedagogical strategies for differentiation and reflect on their practice.
  8. Demonstrate higher order thinking skills associated with evolving educational climate.
  9. Demonstrate the ability to autonomously apply educational ethics that value student differences, the importance of differentiation and social justice.   

Course Structure

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean’s Scholar) requires the following:

  1. The successful completion of 192 credit points comprising:
    1. 30 core subjects (186cp);
    2. 1 elective subject (6cp); and
    3. No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level.
  2. The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
  3. Students must maintain a minimum weighted average mark (WAM) of 80% in each year of enrolment, from and including Year 2, to remain enrolled in the Dean’s Scholar program. 
Subject Code subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
HAS 111 Essential Academic Skills 6 Autumn
MATH131 Essentials of Numeracy and Mathematics for Educators 6 Autumn
MEDI100 Human Structure and Function 6 Autumn
PSYS150 Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour 6 Autumn, Summer 2017/2018
EDPH101 About Young People 6 Spring
HAS 121 Human Development in Social Context 6 Spring
MEDI113 Physiology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activities 6 Spring
PSYC116 Psychology of Physical Activity and Health 6 Spring
Year 2
EDPH102 Meanings of Health 6 Autumn
EDPS111 Education Foundations: Introduction to Teacher Education 6 Autumn
EDPM204 Foundations of Movement Skill Acquisition 6 Autumn
EDPS222 Teachers as Communicators 6 Autumn
EDPM202 Analysis of Games and Sport 1 6 Spring
EDPS201 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education I 6 Spring
EDAE302 Aboriginal Education 6 Spring
EDPS302 Creating Positive Learning Environments 6 Spring
Year 3
EDPM205 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
EDLE301 Learners With Exceptional Needs 6 Autumn
EDPS301 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education II 6 Autumn First Offered 2018
EDIC401 Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning 6 Autumn
EDPM201 Performing and Teaching Rhythmic Movement Activities 6Spring 
EDER202 Dean's Scholars Project 6 Spring
EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6 Spring
EDPH312 Promoting Wellbeing 1 6 Spring First Offered 2018
Year 4
EDUP235 Biomechanics For Educators 6 Autumn
EDPH300 Promoting Wellbeing 2: Sexual Health, Relationships and Sexualities 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
EDPM301 Analysis of Games and Sport 2 6 Spring, Autumn First Offered 2019
EDPS401 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III 6 Autumn First Offered 2019
EDPH401 Application of Health Education in School and Community Settings 6 Autumn, Spring First Offered 2019
EDPS402 Leadership, Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education 12 Spring First Offered 2019
Plus ONE elective subject selected from the Health and Physical Education Electives list below or from the General Schedule with approval from the Academic Program Director 6 Spring



Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
EDPE202 Health Promotion 6 Spring
EDPE203 Principles and Practices of Coaching 6 Spring
EDPH301 Socio-Cultural Perspectives on Physical Activity and Physical Education 6 Autumn
EDUP363 Stress Management 6 Autumn
EDPE401 Sports Studies 1 6 Autumn
EDPE402 Community Placement 6 Autumn
EDPE403 Intervention Skills for Teachers 6 Autumn
EDPE405 Sports Studies 2 6 Not offered in 2017
EDPE406 Advanced Exploration of Games and Sports 6 Autumn


Students who have achieved a high level of academic performance in the first two and a half years of the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean’s Scholar) may transfer to complete the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at Honours level.  For further information refer to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours)

Credit Arrangements

Credit and articulation arrangements are available from the Course Finder. Refer to UOW's credit arrangements for information on how to apply for credit.

Professional Recognition/Accreditation

This degree is accredited and recognised as a national professional teaching qualification. Students seeking work outside NSW or Australia are advised to check with potential employers and other teacher registration authorities for any additional requirements.

All students completing a NSW teacher education course will need to pass an approved literacy and numeracy test.

Other Information

Further information is available at:
Faculty website
UOW Course Finder
Email: ssc@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 31 October, 2016