As the worlds of medicine and science continue to advance, the need for well-trained healthcare professionals and teachers grows.
Explore challenging areas of personal development, like youth health issues, sexuality, drugs, psychology and risk-taking behaviours. When you graduate, you can go on to a Master of Teaching, and a career as an inspiring Health and Physical Education teacher.
Note: Not all units are available on listed campuses. Please refer to our handbook for more information.
Health Science Teaching at Western
In this course, you can study general health science, such as human biology, health systems, health promotion and research.
Gain access to world-class facilities, including a new gymnasium, exercise and sport science lab, renovated dance facilities, football fields multi-purpose courts, and synthetic hockey pitches.
This course is specifically designed for students to continue on to the Master of Teaching, providing the necessary knowledge and qualifications for a career as a secondary Health and Physical Education (HPE) teacher. While this course is structured for aspiring HPE teachers, you may also gain a second teaching area by studying certain electives, such as Science and Mathematics.
Start teaching sooner
Get early access to Education Studies units when you do an Education Studies sub-major.
Graduates may be eligible to apply for accreditation with the NSW Institute of Teachers following the successful completion of a recognised teaching qualification.
Fees and delivery
Fees: Varies depending on units selected. View available units in our handbook. We have developed a student contribution fee calculator to help you work out what your contribution amount is per unit.
Delivery: On campus
Fees: AUD $25,480*
Delivery: On campus
Start your unlimited journey today.
With a Bachelor of Health Science (HPE) - Pathway to Teaching (Secondary), you can:
- Go on to do your Master of Teaching, and teach health education, personal development, and physical activity in government and non-government schools.
- Take on an exciting role as a sport coach or personal trainer in the private health and fitness sectors, community clubs, schools, and high-performance sport contexts.
- Get involved in communities and schools with education programs around specialist health, sport, and social support.
In this role you will be responsible for the health education, personal development and physical activity of students in government and non-government schools at the primary and secondary level.
As an Education Officer you will design and deliver education programs in the areas of specialist health, sport and social support. You will also visit schools and community groups to assist with the integration of these specialist education programs.
Sports Coaches are responsible for improving sport performance, physical and mental health and helping people enjoy lifelong physical activity.
- Exercise and Sport Science laboratory
- UniClinic training facility
- Dance facilities
- Multi-purpose courts
- Football fields
- Synthetic hockey pitches
Apply now and start your unlimited journey.
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Other study options
The tuition fees quoted above are the fees for the normal full-time study load of the course (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 course 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 course past the normal finish date of the course 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 courses between campuses and other locations as necessary. Students should be aware of the possibility of change of location for the whole or part of courses for which they enrol and should plan for the need to travel between Western Sydney campuses.