Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education

Federation University Australia

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00103D

If you hope to become a HPE teacher but you did not meet the entry requirements, this degree will offer you 2 options to become a VIT registered HPE teacher. Commence this degree, and at the completion of first year, if you have maintained a good academic standard, you may be eligible to apply for a transfer into the second year of the FedUni Bachelor of Health and Physical Education. This means that you may still qualify as a VIT registered PE teacher within 4 years of study. Alternatively, you may complete the 3 years of this degree, and continue into a Master of Teaching in either Secondary or Primary teaching and qualify as a VIT registered teacher within 4.5 years. Also, don't forget that when you complete this degree, you will have gained theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the fields of sport, physical and outdoor education which will prepare you for employment in a wide variety of careers. But the best thing about this degree, is that you can start studying and keep your options open to explore the world of sporting and recreation and educational careers.


360 credit points


  • Learning and teaching Fundamentals of Movement, Skill Acquisition and Instruction Swimming and Water Safety Education Community and Bush Environments Child and Adolescent Development and Characteristics Health and Lifestyle Perspectives on Health, Outdoor and Physical Education Games Pedagogy Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 1 Outdoor Leadership and Experiential Learning Relationships, Sexuality & Communication Biomechanics in Physical Education Journeys in Outdoor and Environmental Education Learning Outside the Classroom Hpe Curriculum Studies Iii (Senior Years) Exercise Physiology and Fitness Education Outdoors

Standard entry requirements

  • Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematicsor Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics
  • Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English.

Study pathways

If you are seeking alternate entry into the Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education you can consider applying for the following programs: Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST) - designed to provide you an alternate entry into tertiary study SEDA Group Diploma of Sport Development - guaranteed offer for students who have completed their diploma Certificate IV in Fitness Certificate IV in Massage Therapy Practice It is recommended that you also undertake additional work to enhance your application including: working in a sports related field in a paid employment and/or voluntary capacity, or obtaining additional qualifications (coaching certificate, lifesaving course etc.). You may complete a single subject enrolment in a related field. Further study options Master of Teaching

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Berwick International: $75,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) International: $75,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) International: $75,000 No
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Up to 150 hours of placement in selected field (sport, physical or outdoor education) Working with Children Check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid Working with Children (WWC) Check prior to undertaking professional placements. National Police Record Check: Applicants will be required to hold a valid National Police Record Check for professional placements. Further information: study.federation.edu.au

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