ATAR cut-off
70.35 (Median ATAR)
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International entry requirement

UAC code


Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
  • Semester 2 - 24 Jul 2017
Mode of delivery

Face to Face


4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.



Start dates
  • Semester 1 - 27 Feb 2017
English language proficiency
  • IELTS overall minimum - 7.5
  • IELTS section minimum - 7.0 (R,W), 8.0 (L,S)

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4 years full-time.

Mode of delivery

Face to Face

UON program code: 12370
CRICOS code: 084158E

Study health and physical education teaching at UON

If you believe that children are our future, we believe you are.

Health and Physical Education (PE) specialists play constructive roles within and beyond the school system. Develop innovative skills for careers in education and in related industries such as health promotion; fitness; sport and recreation; physical activity research; and community sports.

If you are passionate about health and exercise, becoming a Health and PE teacher will be a rewarding challenge. You will motivate and teach secondary students to explore a range of physical activities, sports and healthy lifestyle issues. You will be given the important task of empowering future generations to develop self-esteem, fitness, teamwork and a healthier outlook.

Why study with us?

  • Our graduates get jobs with 93% securing employment within four months of graduation.
  • Teaching admission pathways provide options so that all students can study the same courses regardless of HSC Band 5 results.
  • Learn from top teachers and researchers. Our Priority Research Centre (PRC) for Physical Activity and Nutrition is one of the most successful in Australia.
  • Be work-ready with three professional experience placements (estimated 90 days) and ongoing volunteer opportunities.
  • Flexible career paths allow our graduates to work as teachers, industry leaders and professionals in various related sectors.

Teaching scholarships

What you will study

Complete a range of engaging and innovative courses designed to develop skills needed to become industry leaders, health and physical education specialists and inspirational teachers.

You will study and gain practical experience across a diverse range of subjects. Areas of study include:

  • secondary teaching and learning
  • health
  • physical education
  • sports science
  • coaching
  • physical activity behaviour
  • sport
  • outdoor education
  • special education
  • Aboriginal studies
  • sociology of sport
  • sport and educational psychology
  • research methods

We are also one of the only universities in the country where you also get an honours level qualification as part of your Teaching degree. UON graduates leverage their honours qualifications to their advantage, pursuing higher positions, competitive salaries and career progression. As part of the honours component you can choose one of three study pathways.

Program plans

Download a program plan for further details on what you will study.

These program plans are applicable to new students. Current students should refer to the program handbook to access the plan relevant to the year they commenced.

View the full course list

Career opportunities

Our graduates are among the best prepared and enjoy great employment prospects, with 93% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree.

While many choose to work in education, others enjoy careers in related fields such as:

  • health promotion
  • sport and recreation
  • the fitness industry
  • physical activity research
  • community sports

You may also undertake research and postgraduate study in the areas of health, physical education, physical activity and sports science.

Graduates of this degree are qualified to work as secondary school (Year 7-12) teachers in and beyond the New South Wales Government, Catholic and Independent school sectors.

The following list provides some typical example jobs available to graduates of a Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours). Some of these jobs will depend on the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, the combination of other majors and electives studied, while some may require further study.

Not everyone uses their degree in the same way and the transferable skills gained through university study may allow graduates to pursue a range of careers that might not be directly linked to their study. Below is a sample list of job titles that might be suitable for graduates with the skills gained upon completion of the Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours).

Some of these jobs will depend upon the amount and level of study undertaken, level of experience, and the combination of other majors and electives studied, for example some may require further study.

Professional recognition

Professional recognition

The Bachelor of Teaching (Health and Physical Education) (Honours) degree at UON is accredited by the Board of Studies, Teaching and Education Standards NSW (BOSTES). Graduates will be eligible to register with BOSTES.


The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) replaced the Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards NSW (BOSTES) on 1 January 2017. NESA works with the NSW community to drive improvements in student achievement. They will set and monitor quality teaching, learning, assessment and school standards. This includes responsibility, across NSW public, Catholic and independent schools.

Practical experience

Practical experience

Practical experience is a critical component of your studies. You will complete at least three professional experience placements during your degree. This equates to approximately 90 days supervised professional experience in relevant school settings from your second to fourth years of study.

Throughout your four years, you will enjoy ongoing practical experience opportunities in various settings such as:

  • communities
  • secondary schools (local, national and international)
  • primary schools - In-school experience in first year (Basic Motor Movement Program in local primary schools in EDUC1014)
  • research – volunteer or work as a research assistant through our world-class Priority Research Centre (PRC) for Physical Activity and Nutrition

Gain more intensive work experience through ongoing volunteer opportunities in local schools through:

  • Teach Outreach is a volunteer placement program run by our School of Education. This program provides hands-on experience at local schools, centres and community organisations.
  • NuTeach is an online platform for our 6,000+ Education students and 150+ staff in Australia and around the world. This space provides opportunities to network and collaborate, as well as to develop your professional identity.
Global Learning Equity Network

GLEN aims to transform teacher education in order to revolutionise how we nurture and inspire children to lead amazing lives.

Australian College of Educators (ACE)

ACE is the national professional association for educators across all sectors and systems, providing a collective voice for all Australian educators.