The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2020
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This elective course examines a range of individual practical pursuits that are incorporated in the Physical Education domain of the K-6 syllabus. Emphasis is given to promoting healthy lifestyles especially through recreational (non-competitive) practical activities.



  • Semester 2 - 2020
  • Winter - 2020

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate skill and competency relating to a range of individual/recreational practical activities in a recreational camp setting;

2. Understand the legal and safety issues regarding primary-aged participation in specific practical activities;

3. Display competent planning and organisational skills;

4. Understand current issues in relation to primary school physical education and sport.


  • Major activities may comprise:
  • Athletics
  • Aquatics
  • Outdoor Education pursuits (e.g. camping, orienteering)
  • Gymnastics
  • Physical Fitness


To enrol in this course, students must meet the teacher education admission milestones, if commencing a teaching program from commencement of 2016.

Enrolment in this course is dependent on meeting the teacher education admission milestone of successful completion of

- Three HSC band 5s (including one in English) or

- 80 units of UoN courses or

- Regulatory authority approved comparable pathways or

- Commencement in the program pre 2016

Assumed knowledge

PUBH2030 (Callaghan / Port Macquarie students)

Assessment items

Practical Demonstration: Task 1 - Physical Fitness Circuit

Proposal / Plan: Task 2 - Lesson Plan

In Term Test: Examination

Compulsory Requirements

In order to pass this course, each student must complete ALL of the following compulsory requirements:

General Course Requirements:

  • Field Study: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - Attendance at the camp is a mandatory course component.
  • Integrated Learning Session: Attendance Requirement - Students must attend a minimum number of these sessions. - A minimum of 80% attendance is required to pass the course

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 2 day(s) per Term Full Term

Any additional costs relating to an outdoor recreation camp will be at the student's expense.

Integrated Learning Session

Face to Face On Campus 20 hour(s) per Term Full Term

This course may be offered in weekly or compressed delivery mode.