The Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education) is a specialist professional qualification allowing students to graduate as Personal Development, Health and Physical Education teachers. This degree develops the requisite pedagogical and subject content knowledge needed to be a confident, effective and classroom-ready PDHPE teacher. To ensure classroom readiness students undertake school-based professional experience placement throughout their degree.
Potential career outcomes could include:
- PDHPE Secondary School Teacher
- Specialist PE Primary School Teacher
- Sport Development Officer
- Recreation Officer
- School Sports Coordinator
- BlendedBlended delivery - both online course content and partial face to face requirements
- In-classIn class delivery - predominately face to face course content conducted at a specific location
- OnlineOnline delivery - online course content with the exception of assessments and work placement
- VirtualVirtual Delivery - Live and interactive classroom-style learning conducted completely online
- New South Wales
- Olympic Park
Duration and Study Load
- 4 Years full time
- Part time equivalent available
Online learning allows students to access the same learning resources and support available to on-campus students. The online learning environment is designed to be interactive, engaging and supportive. Some subjects may be offered online. Online subjects are taught with a viable cohort of students. If the cohort is not the right size for interactive learning students may be asked to attend on campus.
All Applicants must pass both the literacy and numeracy components of the official ACER National Literacy and Numeracy Initial Teacher Education test (LANTITE)*.
To be admitted directly into the Bachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education), applicants must demonstrate one of the following:
- Achieve at least three Band 5 HSC results, including one in English
- Pass bridging units benchmarked to a Band 5 HSC result
- Completion of a NESA approved alternative entry pathway as advised by your prospective university
- Have completed a Higher Education Degree
An applicant for an Education Degree who does not meet the criteria for direct entry may be permitted to enrol in a linked undergraduate degree (Bachelor of Health and Movement – Elective Stream: Sport) and apply for transfer at the end of Year 1 under the following conditions:
- A credit average in first year units in the designated ACPE degree
- A credit average in a full year of academic studies at another institution in a degree with ACPE-equivalent
Suitability To Teach
In addition to the College’s entry requirements, this course requires all students to complete a Suitability to Teach application.
Recognition of Prior Learning
An applicant may apply for an assessment of their prior learning at the time of applying for entry to an award course of the college.
While some subjects require mid-term and final exams, assessments may also comprise essays, research tasks, practical presentations and micro teaching. Students enrolled in an online subject sit their final exam at the College or, if they live at a distance, under external supervision.
Ben CochraneBachelor of Education (Physical & Health Education)
For more than a century ACPE has been manifesting our students’ career aspirations into reality. ACPE empowers students by providing specialised education, first-rate qualifications and access to career-enhancing opportunities in addition to a great student life experience. Start your journey towards your career in physical education (PDHPE), dance education, sports business, health science, health and movement, coaching, applied fitness, and community health. ACPE courses are delivered at its purpose-built campus in Sydney Olympic Park, with a range of courses and individual subjects offered online.