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?

Option 1:

Students enrolled in the below degree need to choose the Health and Physical Education stream within the Bachelor of Human Movement degree. Junior Science will be the minor learning area, but if you want a different minor learning area, please discuss with the Program Director.

Bachelor of Human Movement with Master of Teaching (Secondary) graduates will be eligible to teach:

  • Health & PE (to year 12)
  • Junior Science (to year 10) or for students who complete the relevant elective subjects they may choose English, Maths, Humanities and Social Sciences, or Languages. You will need to discuss this option with your Program Director.

Option 2:

Students enrolled in any of the below degrees need to choose the Health and Physical Education stream within the Bachelor of Human Movement degree to ensure they can teach Health & PE up to year 12.

Bachelor of Human Movement, Bachelor of Nutrition and Food Sciences with Master of Teaching (Secondary) graduates will be eligible to teach:

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

Bachelor of Human Movement, Bachelor of Psychological Science (Counselling and Interpersonal Skills) with Master of Teaching (Secondary) graduates will be eligible to teach:

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

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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