2020 Undergraduate Courses
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Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours) | 2020

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Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Honours)



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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent

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Faculty of Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities

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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.

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 an advanced knowledge of the connection between research and theory and the ability to use this knowledge to inform their practice as a teacher
3 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
4 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
5 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
6 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
7 Demonstrate higher order cognitive skills associated with evolving educational climate
8 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 (Honours) requires:

  1. The successful completion of 192 credit points of core subjects. 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 (including PSYS150) 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 have passed all core subjects in the first three and a half years of their degree, successfully completed the Literacy and Numeracy Test (LANTITE) and be enrolled in any annual and final semester core subjects to be eligible for their final Professional Experience.
  5. Students must successfully complete all subject requirements, including the teaching performance assessment (UOW TPA) in EDPS402, to be eligible to graduate.
  6. The Honours grade will be calculated using Method 3. For further information refer to the Coursework Rules
Subject Code Subject Name Credit Points Session(s)
Year 1
EDLE100 Learning in Higher Education 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
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
EDPS200 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
EDLE301 Learners With Exceptional Needs 6 Autumn
EDPS301 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education II 6 Autumn
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: Safe Living, Road Safety and Drugs 6 Spring
EDPR401 Honours Thesis 18 Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
Year 4
EDPR401 Honours Thesis (continued) 18 Spring 2020/Autumn 2021
EDPH300 Promoting Wellbeing 2: Sexual Health, Relationships and Sexualities 6 Autumn
EDPM301 Analysis of Games and Sport 2 6 Autumn
EDPS401 Quality Teaching and Learning in Secondary Education III 6 Autumn
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 Spring
EDPS402 Leadership,Management & Professional Learning in Secondary Education 12 Spring

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

Compulsory Work Placement / Online Component

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.

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.

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

For further information email: askuow@uow.edu.au

Last reviewed: 22 July, 2020