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Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary)

Approved Abbreviation: BHSc(HPE)Path


Western Sydney University Course Code: 4742.1

AQF Level: 7

CRICOS Code: 089200A


Course Status: CURRENT
This version of the course is available to new and continuing students.


The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (HPE) Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) brings together a comprehensive foundation of health sciences, understanding of physical activity, and skills in interacting with people. The course explores challenging areas of personal development, including youth health issues, sexuality, drugs, psychology and risk-taking behaviours, as well as general health science, including human biology, health systems, health promotion and research. Enrolment in this program involves direct pathway to a Master of Teaching degree, and then on to a teaching career. Teaching opportunities can be extended beyond HPE by studying electives, such as science and mathematics, where students gain a second teaching area in a subject of their choice. The degree also gives the advantage of early access to Education Studies units through mandatory completion of an Education Studies sub-major. These units of study are structured to gain the necessary learning areas to satisfy the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards discipline knowledge requirements for entry into teaching.

Study Mode
Three years full-time.

Course Advice

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Course Advicehpe@westernsydney.edu.au
Prospective students should use the links at the top of the page for general enquiries about this course.

Location

CampusAttendanceModeCourse Advice
Penrith CampusFull TimeInternal See above

Accreditation
Graduates may be eligible to apply for accreditation with the NSW Education Standards Authority following the successful completion of a recognised teaching qualification such as the Master of Teaching (Secondary).

Admission

Assumed knowledge: any 2 units of English. Recommended Studies: Personal Development, Health and Physical Education or Community and Family Studies

Applications from Australian and New Zealand citizens and holders of permanent resident visas must be made via the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). Use the links below to apply via UAC or Western Sydney University.  Applications made directly to Western Sydney do not have an application fee.

http://www.uac.edu.au/

https://westernsydney.uac.edu.au/ws/

For international students, admission is through direct application to the university with IELTS equal to 6.5 or above.

International Office

Special Requirements Prerequisites
In order to enrol in Second Year Autumn units, all students must have: 1. Working with Children Check. 2. First Aid Certificate. 3. Child Protection Certificate.

Work Integrated Learning

Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline. This course includes a placement or other community-based unpaid practical experience.

There is a mandatory work component required for completion of this course. Please contact the Course Advisor listed above for information.

International students should also refer to the 'Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students' website for more information and a link to the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS).

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) for international students

Course Structure

Qualification for this award requires the successful completion of 240 credit points which include the units listed in the recommended sequence below.

Note: At least 60 credit points must be at Level 3 or above.

Note: For placement in schools, students must complete a Child Protection Policies and Procedures module. This requirement is completed through tutorials and assessment in 400871 Professional Health Competencies.

Sub-majors

In addition, all students must complete the mandatory sub-major in Education Studies (SM1100 Education Studies).

Students must meet this requirement by enrolling in 400808: Outdoor Recreation as one (10 credit points) of their SM1100 units while the remaining three units (30 credit points) are open to student choice from within the SM1100 framework.

SM1100Education Studies

Recommended Sequence

Start-year Intake

Year 1

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400880Fundamentals of Exercise Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400891Movement and Skill Development
101614Psychology and Health
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Year 2

Autumn Session

400866Culture, Diversity and Health
401055Sport and Exercise Psychology

One unit from Education Studies sub-major

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Spring session

400892Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health

Please note, unit 400892 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health replaced by 401411 Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health from 2020

401411Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health
400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups

One unit from Education Studies sub-major

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Year 3

Autumn session

401169Coaching Sport and Recreation Activities
400894Contemporary Youth Health Issues
400886Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Spring session

400896Gymnastics and Dance
401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches

One unit from Education Studies sub-major

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Mid-year Intake

Year 1

Spring session

400808Outdoor Recreation
400892Physical Activity, Nutrition and Health
101614Psychology and Health
400863Foundations of Research and Evidence-Based Practice

Autumn session

400870Population Health and Society
300361Introduction to Human Biology
400880Fundamentals of Exercise Science
400871Professional Health Competencies

Year 2

Spring session

400891Movement and Skill Development
400798PDHPE: Games for Diverse Groups

One unit from Education Studies sub-major

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Autumn session

400866Culture, Diversity and Health
401169Coaching Sport and Recreation Activities

One unit from Education Studies sub-major

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Year 3

Spring session

400896Gymnastics and Dance
401056Applied Exercise Science for Personal Trainers and Coaches

One unit from Education Studies Sub-major

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Autumn session

401055Sport and Exercise Psychology
400894Contemporary Youth Health Issues
400886Motor Control and Skill Acquisition

One unit for second teaching specialisation

Sub-major Elective Spaces

Elective units may be used toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major (40 credit points).

Search for Sub-majors

Students who maintain a GPA of 5 or higher may use elective units toward obtaining an additional approved sub-major in Critical Thinking.

SM3083.1 Critical Thinking

Western Sydney University offers sub-majors in a range of areas including Sustainability and Indigenous Studies.

Indigenous Australian Studies Sub-major

Indigenous Australian Creative Expressions Sub-major

Indigenous Economics Sub-major

Business Sustainability Sub-major

Students can apply for an elective major or sub-major via MySR.

MyStudentRecords (MySR)



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