Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies
Your career in Health, Physical Education and Sport Studies
If you want to teach Health, Physical Education and/or Sport Studies (HPESS), or you want to advance your professional learning as a school teacher, sports coach or health educator, our units of study can help you achieve your goals.
Our team is made up of committed academics with former professional experience as teachers and leaders in school education. Committed to both academic research and teaching, our team's research directly informs our education programs. At UNE, the ratio of staff to students allows for the individual needs and interests of students to be catered for in a supportive and personalised face-to-face or online learning environment. Our students benefit from mentoring that is personal and flexible.
Units of study
Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies units of study (EDPE prefix) are offered in undergraduate and postgraduate awards. For a detailed description, link to the Course and Unit Catalogue.
Courses of study
HPESS units are integrated into the following courses.
- Bachelor of Education (Primary) on-campus
- Bachelor of Education (Primary) off-campus
- Bachelor of Special Education / Bachelor of Disability Studies
- Bachelor of Sports Studies
- Bachelor of Excercise and Sports Science
If you have a teaching qualification, you can upgrade your qualifications to include Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies.
Postgraduate — Higher Degree Research
The Bachelors Degree qualification is the first step towards becoming a teacher in NSW. The Institute of Teachers provides accreditation. The Department of Education and Training offers registration.
Your career options
Primary Generalist Teacher and/or HPE Specialist Primary Teachers
Sports Coaching and Development
Sport and Recreation Program Officer
Sports Centre Manager.
Sporting recreation and areas for physical activity are provided by SportUNE.
Partnerships and industry links
Australian Institute of Sport
Australian Council for Health Physical Education and Recreation [ACHPER]
Physical Education Special Interest Group within the Australian Association for Research in Education [AARE] (Member)
National Coaching AccreditationArmidale City
The Armidale School
New England Girls School
Presbyterian Ladies College, Armidale