Professional Experience Unit (PEU)
Our PEU is dedicated to ensuring you gain the knowledge, skills and dispositions needed for a successful career in education.
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4 years full-time or part-time equivalent up to 10 years maximum.
4 years full-time.
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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.
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:
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.
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.
Our graduates are among the best prepared and enjoy great employment prospects, with 91% securing jobs within four months of completing their degree.
While many choose to work in education, others enjoy careers in related fields such as:
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.
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.
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:
Gain more intensive work experience through ongoing volunteer opportunities in local schools through:
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