Health and Physical Education - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 3
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP, HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1 , SP3
  • Availability for 2017: SP1 , SP3
  • Assessment: Report (60%) , Test (40%)

Unit provided by

2016 Fees
Domestic 782.00
HECS 782.00
International 1,032.00

This unit introduces students to the Health and Physical Education subject area as it applies to primary school education in the Australian context. The historical development of the subject both in Australia and abroad is explored. Students develop an appreciation for the factors, both political and societal, that dictate the relative importance of Health and Physical Education within the school curriculum. Health promotion is emphasized as a lifelong attribute best engendered in a holistic school, home and community approach. Physical Education topics include motor development, skill acquisition, movement skills, components of fitness, spatial awareness and games-based teaching models.

This unit can be completed as an Elective for Bachelor of Education (Early Childhood Education).

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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. apply knowledge of the physical and social developmental patterns of primary school children to create opportunities to promote personal health and physical activity
  2. demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the content, substance and structure of the Health and Physical Education Primary School curriculum
  3. demonstrate safe and effective strategies to teach the Health and Physical Education Primary School curriculum
  4. develop learning experiences and activities in Primary School Health and Physical Education that support all students’ well-being and safety within the school, school system, curriculum and legislative requirements.
  • Report (60%)
  • Test (40%)

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

You don't have to enrol in this unit if you have completed EDP360 Physical and Health Education as they are considered equivalents.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1Historical Perspectives in HPE Development
2The Health and Physical Education (HPE) Curriculum
3Health Promoting Schools
4Health Education
5Motor Development
6Skill Acquisition and Classification in Physical Education
7Fundamental Movement Skills
8Physical Fitness
9Game Sense and TGFU
10Class Management and Safety in Physical Education
11Teaching for Inclusivity in HPE
12Assessment in HPE

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Standard Media
  • Streaming Multimedia
  • Web links

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.
This unit does not have a prescribed textbook(s).

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