Bachelor of Health and Physical Education at University of Wollongong, Australia

The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education provides academic and professional preparation for employment as a health and physical education teacher both domestically and internationally.


The Bachelor of Health and Physical Education provides academic and professional preparation for employment as a health and physical education teacher both domestically and internationally. 

Graduates gain a number of abilities that they can apply in both primary and secondary educational settings, as well as in other fields related to health and physical education. 

This degree from UOW, a pioneer in the field, reflects the rising significance and opportunities of health and physical education in contemporary society.

This course on health and physical education covers studies in games and sports, rhythmic movements, relationships, mental health and sexuality, curriculum and pedagogy, anatomy and physiology, biomechanics, educational foundations, and movement skills. 

Additionally, students will learn about a variety of subjects, such as effective ICT use, communication, risk and behavior management, and learners with special needs. 

If a student maintains a high level of academic performance for the first two and a half years of the program, they can earn an honors degree in health and physical education.

What you will study 

For the bachelor's degree in physical education and health:

  1. The completion of 192 credit points, including the following:

  • 180 credits for 29 core courses;

  • 12 credits for the completion of two electives;

  • At level 100, there can only be a maximum of 60 credit points.

  1. the successful completion of the Professional Experience parts of the course.

  1. Students must successfully complete 36 credit points from the Year 1 disciplines in order to qualify for the first Professional Experience and to enroll in Year 2 courses. The course will require a number of prerequisites, so students should be aware of this.

  1. Students must have finished all of their degree's core courses and be enrolled in any yearly or final semester core courses in order to be eligible for their final professional experience.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate an in-depth and extensive knowledge of the subject and pedagogy.

  1. Demonstrate your understanding of the connections between theory and research and your ability to apply this understanding to inform your instruction.

  1. Possesses well-developed skills in student-focused pedagogy and practice to manipulate policy, student learning, and cross-curricular teaching papers.

  1. As a reflective practitioner, outline and analyze teachers' complex and dynamic classroom roles.

  1. Apply topic knowledge and pedagogical skills to handle educational difficulties, integrate technology into the classroom, prepare for all learners, and differentiate instruction.

  2. Demonstrate your independence by putting social justice, the importance of differentiation, and student diversity into practice.

Career Opportunities:

  1. Adaptive Physical Education Specialist

  2. Adventure/Outdoor Educator

  3. Aerobics Instructor

  4. Athletic Coach

  5. Athletic Director

  6. Athletic Trainer

  7. Camp Director

  8. College Instructor/Professor and more. 

Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

The Honours program can only be pursued by students who are enrolled in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education or the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education (Dean's Scholar). 

If they fulfill the following admission requirements, students who have excelled academically in the first three years of their degree program may attempt to complete the fourth year at the Honours level:

  • To be admitted to the honors program, you must successfully complete all prerequisite 100, 200, and 300-level courses (please review the Honours Subject Checklist).

  • Obtaining a WAM of at least 75 for the first semesters of the first, second, and third years of the undergraduate degree.

  • The WAM will be determined using courses that are only offered at the School of Education (EDPS101, EDUP234 & EDUP235 will not be counted).

  • A suitable study proposal

  • A capable and willing primary supervisor and a co-supervisor are required.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS - 7.5

  • TOEFL - 85

Tuition Fee

  • $110,592 total tuition fee( for international students)

In 2022, Commonwealth Supported Places will be available for all of UOW's postgraduate coursework degrees*. This means that the Australian government will pay up to 75% of your tuition fees.

You must meet the following conditions to be eligible for this fee subsidy: Be an Australian or New Zealand citizen, a permanent resident of Australia, or a permanent holder of an Australian Humanitarian visa.

$110,592 per course
  • Level
  • Delivery
    On Campus
  • Duration
    4 years
  • Application Fee
  • Intake
  • Language Test Score
  • Scholarship
    30% tuition fee waiver