2018 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Dean's Scholar) | 2018

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


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 and Credit Arrangements

Information on academic and English language requirements, as well as eligibility for credit for prior learning, is available from the Course Finder

Course Learning Outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes are statements of learning achievement that are expressed in terms of what the learner is expected to know, understand and be able to do upon completion of a course. Students graduating from this course will be able to:

CLO Description
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 successfully complete 36 credit points from the Year 1 subjects to be eligible for the first Professional Experience and to enrol in Year 2 subjects. Students should also note that a number of subject pre-requisites will be in place throughout the course.
  4. 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. 
  5. Students must have passed all core subjects in their degree and be enrolled in any annual and final semester core subjects to be eligible for their final Professional Experience.
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
Year 1
HAS 111 Essential Academic Skills 6
MATH131 Essentials of Numeracy and Mathematics for Educators 6
MEDI100 Human Structure and Function 6
PSYS150 Foundations of Human Development and Behaviour 6
EDPH101 About Young People 6
HAS 121 Human Development in Social Context 6
MEDI113 Physiology of Sport, Exercise and Physical Activities 6
PSYC116 Psychology of Physical Activity and Health 6
Year 2
EDPH102 Meanings of Health 6
EDPS111 Education Foundations: Introduction to Teacher Education 6
EDPM204 Foundations of Movement Skill Acquisition 6
EDPS222 Teachers as Communicators 6
EDPM202 Analysis of Games and Sport 1 6
EDPS201 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education I 6
EDAE302 Aboriginal Education 6
EDPS302 Creating Positive Learning Environments 6
Year 3
EDPM205 Promoting Lifelong Physical Activity 6
EDLE301 Learners With Exceptional Needs 6
EDPS301 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education II 6
EDIC401 Effective use of ICT for Teaching & Learning 6
EDPM201 Performing and Teaching Rhythmic Movement Activities 6
EDLD302 Teaching Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students 6
EDPH312 Promoting Wellbeing 1 6
EDER202 Dean's Scholars Project 6
Year 4
EDUP235 Biomechanics For Educators 6
EDPH300 Promoting Wellbeing 2: Sexual Health, Relationships and Sexualities 6
EDPM301 Analysis of Games and Sport 2 6
EDPS401 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III 6
EDPH401 Application of Health Education in School and Community Settings 6
EDPS402 Leadership,Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education 12
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

Health and Physical Education Electives

Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points
EDUP363 Stress Management 6
EDUP491 Theory and Application of Special Ed in P&HE 6
EDPE401 Sports Studies 1 6
EDPE402 Community Placement 6
EDPE403 Intervention Skills for Teachers 6
EDPE405 Sports Studies 2 6
EDPE406 Advanced Exploration of Games and Sports 6
EDPH301 Socio-cultural Perspectives on Physical Activity and Physical Edu 6
EDPE202 Health Promotion 6
EDPE203 Principles and Practices of Coaching 6

For information regarding timetables, tutorials, and classes please the visit the Timetables and Classes page.

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Components

This course contains a total of 560 hours or approximately 80 days of compulsory work-based placements, completed over 24 weeks throughout the degree. This course may also contain compulsory components to be completed online.


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 may apply to transfer to the Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours).

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.

The University of Wollongong is committed to supporting students to meet the accreditation requirements to teach in Catholic Diocesan schools. Please contact your Academic Program Director for more information.

Other Information

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

Last reviewed: 9 March, 2018