Gain the theoretical skills to analyse new challenges and the practical skills required to help people improve their health. Health and Physical Education (HPE) graduates stand out for their holistic understanding of the concepts of health and physical activity, and their relationship to other components of physical education.
The HPE program is known for the quality of its facilities. Western Sydney University has invested significantly in practical facilities used for HPE. These are complemented by a wealth of sports venues in the local region, and the opportunity for outdoor activities in the Blue Mountains.
Advance human health
The program explores challenging areas including youth health issues, sexuality, drugs, psychology and risk-taking behaviours, as well as general health and sport science, including human biology, health systems, health promotion, exercise physiology, movement learning, and research.
Western’s facilities include a gymnasium, dance and gym studio, sports fields, and undercover sport courts where learning to lead practical experiences are a strong feature of the program. The program is a popular pathway to a Master of Teaching degree, and then on to a teaching career. Teaching opportunities can be extended beyond HPE by studying subjects in other disciplines to gain a second teaching area.
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As a graduate of Health and Physical Education, you can look forward to career opportunities in:
- Personal Training
- Sports coaching
- Secondary teaching
(further study is required)
- Community-based recreation
After completing a Master of Teaching, Health and Physical Education (HPE) graduates will be responsible for health education, personal development, and physical activity of students in government and non-government schools at the primary and secondary level
Education Officer's design and deliver education programs around specialist health, sport, and social support. They also visit schools and community groups to assist with the integration of these specialist education programs.
Sport Coaches are responsible for improving sport performance, physical and mental health, and helping people enjoy lifelong physical activity.
Recreation Officers develop, support and coordinate sport and recreation programs and services for the benefit of communities.
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*The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the program (80 credit points) per annum. International students will be subject to a variable fee regime; i.e. enrolled students will be required to pay fees during their program based on the approved fee for each calendar year. Fee changes (if any) will occur at 1 January each calendar year. Students who extend their program past the normal finish date of the program will be required to pay additional fees based on the prevailing fee level. Western Sydney University is a multi-campus institution. The University reserves the right to alter the location of its programs between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of programs for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.