How Do I Become a Secondary Health and Physical Education Teacher?

How Do I Become a Health and Physical Education Teacher?

Health and Physical Education teachers engage students in challenging experiences to develop health and physical literacies, fostering success, joy in movement and the promotion of well-being & healthy lifestyles.

What do I need to study?

To become a Secondary Health and Physical Education Teacher you will need to study one of the following options.

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Option one:
Study the following packaged pathway combination:

The advantage of entering under the guaranteed entry pathway is that once you successfully complete your undergraduate degree, you will automatically gain entry into the Master of Teaching (Secondary)*.

*subject to meeting GPA requirements and subject selection

Option two:
Study a relevant 3 year undergraduate degree from a recognised higher education provider. UniSA offers:

On successful completion of your undergraduate degree, you will need to apply via SATAC and enrol in the following postgraduate program in teaching with UniSA:

On successful completion of these programs you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.

Do I need to complete specific courses?

Students enrolled in the relevant undergraduate degree need to select the Health and Physical Education stream.

If you complete the Education pathway in the Human Movement program, your minor learning area will be in Science.

Bachelor of Human Movement/Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences with Master of Teaching will be able to teach :

  • Health & PE (to year 12)
  • Nutrition (Science) to year 12 and junior Science to year 9

Bachelor of Human Movement/Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills) with Master of Teaching, graduates of the Health and Physical Education stream will be able to teach:

  • Health & PE (to year 12)
  • Psychology (Science) years 11-12 and junior Science to year 9

Teachers Registration
On successful completion of the Master of Teaching (Secondary) you will meet the criteria to apply for registration as a teacher in South Australia and interstate. Other criteria may apply.

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