Health, Physical and Sports Studies Education

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 consists of committed academics with 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.

Undergraduate courses

Postgraduate coursework

Postgraduate coursework courses, including Health, Physical Education and Sports Studies units, are:

Postgraduate — Higher Degree Research


The Bachelors Degree qualification is the first step towards becoming a teacher in NSW. The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) 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 facilities

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)
Australian Institute of Sport Learning Portal
The Armidale School
Glen Innes High School
New England Girls School
Presbyterian Ladies College, Armidale