• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
If you have a passion for sports, and would love to inspire students in Years 7 to 12 to get active and healthy, then the four-year Bachelor of Secondary Education - Health and Physical Education from University of Canberra will arm you with the skills you need to be a qualified secondary teacher with a specialisation in PE and health. 
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You’ll study a second teaching discipline of your choice, such as English, mathematics, science, or a humanities or social science subject, to increase your versatility and employability.

This practical course will see you undertaking first-hand learning in the best way possible – by connecting with students in a classroom environment via a series of Pedagogical Content Knowledge (PCK) units, and understanding the nuances of the education system thanks to ongoing direct experience with it. You’ll graduate with a thorough understanding of how young people aged 12 to 18 learn, and will be ready to improve the health and wellbeing of your students as a dedicated PE educator.

Study a Bachelor of Secondary Education - Health and Physical Education from University of Canberra and you will:

  • gain appropriate scientific, literacy and numeracy knowledge
  • demonstrate specialised knowledge and skills in health and PE, and a second discipline area, across a range of classes and year groups within a secondary school environment
  • learn the theories and principles that are the foundation for educational practice in secondary 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 secondary 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.


This course is registered by the ACT Teacher Quality Institute (TQI) and recognised as a teaching qualification throughout Australia.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
    • Duration description

      Standard eight semesters full-time or equivalent. Maximum twenty semesters.

  • Credits
    96 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Blended, Online
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Adolescent Health Issues
  • Contemporary Physical Activities
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Holistic Health through Personal Development, Health and Physical Education 
  • Physical Education, Sport and Society
  • Sociocultural Foundations For HPE In Schools 

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • ACT: English & Maths (T with C minimum pass)
  • NSW: Higher School Certificate English & Maths minimum.

CRICOS Code: 088699K

Tuition Fee

  • International

    27500 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27500 AUD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Canberra

  • 1425 - 2510 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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