Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education)
The Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education) from University of Canberra is an exciting four-year degree which enables you to achieve a qualification in primary teaching while gaining a specialisation in health and physical education (PE).
CRICOS Code: 088693E
Admission to this course is based on an entrance rank. A rank can be achieved by the following means:
- Year 12 ATAR
- other Australian Qualification
- work experience
- overseas qualification
- All applicants will be required to complete a written statement in response to questions designed to assess their suitability for the teaching profession.
- ACT: English & Maths (T with C minimum pass)
- NSW: Higher School Certificate English & Maths minimum
English Language Requirements
- IELTS Band: 7.5
You’ll become fluent in the national literacy and numeracy curriculum for children from Kindergarten to Year 6, gaining a special understanding of the primary health, personal development and physical education program.
From your second year of study onwards, you’ll be based on-site in primary schools experiencing subjects such as English, science, maths, technologies, humanities and social sciences and, of course, health and PE first-hand as part of a selection of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units.
At the completion of your degree, you’ll have developed a thorough understanding of how children aged from five to 12 learn and will be ready to put your theories into practice in your first year as either a primary school classroom teacher or dedicated PE educator.
Study a Bachelor of Primary Education (Health and Physical Education) and you will:
- gain appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
- learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in primary settings
- demonstrate an understanding of student needs and differences, and the relevance of these to learning in inclusive, indigenous, English as an Additional Language or Dialect (EALD) and mainstream settings
- plan and develop appropriate teaching activities for students from a diverse range of backgrounds
- develop and implement effective assessment strategies and carry out evaluation of teaching programs, resources and your own teaching
- apply the required content knowledge for all primary school curriculum areas to teaching, assessment and reporting methods, alternate/enhanced literacy and numeracy strategies, and the effective use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) in teaching and learning
- reflect on your practice and experiences, and engage in a process of continual improvement.
- The Practice (PCK) of Teaching English
- The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Mathematics
- The Practice (PCK) of Teaching Science
- Planning Assessing and Reporting
- Teachers as Professionals
- Adolescent Health Issues
- Primary school teacher
- HPE teacher (Health and PE teacher)
- Children’s sports coach
- Deputy principal
Interested? Get started today!
University of Canberra, ACT 2601 Australia, Switchboard +61 2 6201 5111
CRICOS number: University of Canberra / University of Canberra College #00212K,
The University of Canberra is located on Ngunnawal Country