Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
This specialist degree will give you a professional qualification to teach in secondary schools in the area of Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE), along with a second teaching area of specialisation.If you have a passion for health, sport and the science of movement, and working with young people, this is the perfect course for you.Course structure
Credit points required: 192
- Anatomy, biochemistry, biomechanics, learning and control of human movement, nutrition, physiology/exercise physiology, and the application of these fundamental sciences to sport, exercise, ageing, public health, rehabilitation, research.
Standard entry requirements
A secondary education qualification such as the NSW Higher School Certificate (including national and international equivalents), OR approved higher education study, including approved preparation courses.
Professional recognition: Accredited by Exercise and Sport Science Australia within the category of Exercise Science.
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Practical experience: A minimum of 140 hours of practical experience is required to graduate and to meet the Exercise and Sport Science Australia accreditation standard. Practical experience is integrated throughout the course and includes placement in the fitness/health industry and sports performance centres. Placements may occur in holiday periods. A placement may take place outside Sydney. Students are be responsible for additional costs, including accommodation and travel. Career opportunities: Examples include exercise and sports scientist, corporate/personal fitness trainer, medical scientist, or careers in community health, work health and safety, injury prevention.