Available in 2022
Course code



10 units


4000 level

Course handbook


In this course, students will gain professional, hands-on experience in an award-winning, family-based program delivered in local primary schools. The course will engage students in a real-world research project supporting the development of primary school-aged children’s physical and mental health. Students will receive training and experience in organising and delivering theory-based and practical physical education sessions for families (with a focus on fathers and daughters) targeting physical activity, sport skills and social-emotional well-being. Students will also gain experience working with key stakeholders, including parents and teachers, to implement initiatives that increase gender equity in sport and physical activity contexts.

Availability2022 Course Timetables


  • Semester 2 - 2022

Learning outcomes

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

1. Communicate an understanding of the impact of gender-bias on opportunities for children to be physically active.

2. Propose innovative and evidence-informed strategies to increase girls’ engagement in physical activity in the school context.

3. Interpret and apply understanding of gender bias in schools to advocate for change.

4. Apply self-reflective practices to provide a critical evaluation of teaching practices and beliefs.


  • Child well-being in physical and social-emotional domains;
  • Evidence-based teaching and group management strategies for facilitating family-based physical activity programs;
  • Gender bias and gender equity in schools
  • Innovative approaches to reduce physical activity-related gender-bias in schools.

Assumed knowledge

PUBH1030, EDUC2747, EDUC4016

Assessment items

Presentation: Research Report & Presentation 50%

Written Assignment: Critical Reflection 50%

Contact hours


Field Study

Face to Face Off Campus 6 hour(s) per Term Full Term


Face to Face On Campus 18 hour(s) per Term Full Term

Either timetabled or online learning as specified in the course outline. Number of tutorials depend on student numbers and staff viability. Lectures may be podcast. Course will be delivered as a compressed course.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.