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Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours) | 2017
Testamur Title of Degree:
Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours)
UOW Course Code:
Total Credit Points:
4 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty of Social Sciences
The Honours program is an alternative option for students going into the second session of third year from either the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education pass degree or the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean’s Scholar) degree. In particular, honours students are encouraged to:
- Make a contribution to theory, research and pedagogy of education;
- Conduct independent research in education and report its outcomes in a scholarly manner in the form of a thesis as well as other forums such as conference presentations and journal articles;
- Work co-operatively with individuals and groups, including students, supervisors, the Honours Coordinator and School research groups, as well as participants and informants in research sites;
- Conduct educational research in ways that are intellectually honest, with professional integrity and knowledge and enactment of appropriate ethical standards;
- Be aware of changing conditions and situations in research settings;
- Seek out opportunities and apply knowledge in educational research that will contribute beneficially to educational research and practice; and
- Participate in the research culture within the School of Education.
Entry to honours is based on application and merit.
Academic requirements and English requirements are available from the Course Finder.
Course Learning Outcomes
Students graduating from the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours) will:
- Demonstrate broad and coherent pedagogical and content knowledge for the teaching profession.
- Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of the connection between research and theory and the ability to use this knowledge to inform their practice as a teacher.
- Successfully complete an independent research project utilising advanced knowledge and the skills of analysis and synthesis to identify the research findings pertaining to an educational issue.
- Have well-developed skills in student-focused pedagogy and practice to manipulate research-based material and mandatory documents related to policy, student learning and integrate teaching across curricula areas.
- 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.
- 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.
- Demonstrate higher order cognitive skills associated with evolving educational climate.
- Demonstrate the ability to autonomously apply educational ethics that value student differences, the importance of differentiation and social justice.
The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours) requires:
- The successful completion of 192 credit points of core subjects. No more than 60 credit points will be at 100 level.
- The successful completion of the Professional Experience components embedded in the course.
- The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 3. For further information refer to the General Course Rules.
|Subject Code||subject Name||Credit Points||Session(s)|
|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|
|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|
|EDPS302||Creating Positive Learning Environments||6||Spring|
|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||6||Spring|
|EDLD302||Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students||6||Spring|
|EDPH312||Promoting Wellbeing 1||6||Spring First Offered 2018|
|EDPR401||Honours Thesis||18||Spring 2017/Autumn 2018|
|EDPR401||Honours Thesis (continued)||18||Spring 2017/Autumn 2018|
|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|
|Optional subject (can be completed in any Autumn session of the degree):|
|EDUP235||Biomechanics For Educators||6||Autumn|
|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|
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.