Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours).

Entry requirements

OP/Entry Rank 2017

9/81

Meeting minimum entry scores does not guarantee admission. Entry requirements may change from year to year.

Don't have the OP or rank?

QTAC Code(s)

729402 - B Health, Sport & Physical Ed
729402 - The UQ OP Guarantee Scheme applies to this program

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English, Maths A, B or C and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Don't have the subject requirements?

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Closing Date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

How to apply

Enquiries for Australian students

School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences

Email: hmns@uq.edu.au

Phone: +61 7 3365 6240

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au/

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2017

Semester 1

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Health & Behavioural Sciences

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours).

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English, Maths A, B or C and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 082625K

English Proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, view the English proficiency policy.

AQF level

AQF level 8

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

Apply Online

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Web: http://www.hmns.uq.edu.au/

Enquire online

Why study the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)?

This program will prepare you to teach young people about the importance of being healthy and the fun of participating in sports and physical activities. Be a leader in your field and encourage students from all backgrounds to understand their fitness and health and develop a lifelong love of being active.

You will encourage young people to explore a range of sport and physical activities, develop self-esteem and acquire social skills including decision-making and problem-solving. You will gain a comprehensive understanding of the sciences behind human movement including biomechanics, motor development, skill acquisition and exercise physiology.

Study at the university that has the longest history of physical education teaching in Australia, at one of the best human movement and nutrition sciences schools known around the world for its leading research and expert staff. You will be confident with over 100 days of professional teaching experience including a full school term in your fourth year in variety of settings including primary, secondary and special needs.

You will graduate with a highly respected honours qualification and qualify with the Queensland College of Teachers as specialists teachers of physical education, health education and junior science.

What you can study

The Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) is designed to prepare you for a career in health and physical education (HPE) as well as professional practice in sport education and related areas (e.g. health promotion, sports coaching, recreation and sports development).

In year 1 and 2, you will gain a strong foundation in the sub-disciplines of human movement studies. You'll study the complex and diverse nature of human movement from physiological, biomechanical, socio-cultural, psychological, pedagogical (teaching) and health perspectives.

In year 3, you will learn about teaching health, sport and physical activity, in both school and community environments. There are professional placements in schools in years 3 and 4 with the "major practicum" being part of the final year. These placements provide opportunities to work with students and experience professional life in schools.

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours).

Click on the course code to view the Course Profile, for further information including advice of courses with shared teaching activities. Refer also to PPL 3.20.02 Course and Program Design - Procedures.

Placement courses

Students will undertake over 100 days of supervised practical teaching experience in a range of settings including primary, secondary and special needs schools. During their placements, students will have the opportunity to apply their theoretical knowledge acquired through coursework to practice and develop their clinical skills in real life setting.

Students will commence their practical teaching experience in year 3 of the program. During the third year, students will undertake sessional practical experiences (e.g. motor active clinic) as well as practical teaching experience. The practical teaching experience includes observing a primary school program for 5 days, participating as a staff member at a secondary school for at least 25 days and spending one day per week at a primacy school planning and implementing Health Sport and Physical Education (HPE) lessons.

During year 4, students are immersed in the life of a school for 12 weeks and in particular the HPE department. By week five of this placement, students will be teaching a full load in HPE and Junior Science.

Students may be required to undertake clinical placements outside of the Brisbane metropolitan area and students are required to fund their travel, accommodation and daily living expenses.

Honours

Honours will be awarded to all graduates of this program.

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

OP/Entry Rank 2017
9/81

Admission to all UQ programs is competitive - the number of places available is usually smaller than the number of people applying. For this reason, meeting minimum entry scores doesn't guarantee admission.

QTAC Code(s)
729402 - B Health, Sport & Physical Ed

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English, Maths A, B or C and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. Current students (enrolled prior to 2017) are also strongly encouraged to meet the LANTITE test prior to graduation as you may be asked for evidence of this when seeking employment. Refer to the 'What it costs' section for further information.

For applicants who need to provide evidence of English proficiency, please note that this program requires a higher level of English language proficiency than the UQ minimum.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

Prerequisites

Year 12 or equivalent English, Maths A, B or C and one of Biology, Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application requirements

This program has limited intake capacity.

This program has pre-placement requirements which must be met prior to commencement of a placement course. Further details can be found on the Placement Ready website.

From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. Current students (enrolled prior to 2017) are also strongly encouraged to meet the LANTITE test prior to graduation as you may be asked for evidence of this when seeking employment. Refer to the 'What it costs' section for further information.

International students completing year 12 in Australia

Applications should be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre (QTAC). For commencement in semester 1, the QTAC on-time application closing date is the last business day of September in the previous year. See the (QTAC) website for detailed information on key dates for on-time and late applications.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 082625K

English proficiency

IELTS score of 7.5 overall; speaking 8; listening 8, reading 7, writing 7. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ, View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged via the Online Application Form.

Apply Online

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 30 of the previous year.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Fees for International students

Current UQ students can use the Fee Calculator to estimate their fees. Note: You will need to specify the courses for which you want to calculate fees. Please see the course list if you are unsure which courses you can do in your program.

When you enrol each semester, mySI-net will calculate your fees, and these will generally be available for viewing on mySI-net overnight.

Fees for all students are reviewed annually and may increase from 1 January each year. View the 2017 Fee Rules.

If you are a prospective student, or if you haven't yet commenced your program, please see the Future Students website for fee information.

Additional costs

  • Annual CPR recertification (approx $55)
  • Senior First Aid Certificate (including CPR) (approx $155)
  • From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation.
  • Current students (enrolled prior to 2017) are also strongly encouraged to meet the LANTITE test prior to graduation as you may be asked for evidence of this when seeking employment.
  • The University has committed to pay for students to undertake the test for the period 2016 to 2018 inclusive.
  • For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website.
  • For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website https://teacheredtest.acer.edu.au/
  • Please contact the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences for further details (hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au) or visit the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences office.
  • Costs for vaccinations and serology are the responsibility of the student and will vary based on individual and program requirements.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)

Careers

Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours) graduates can pursue broad range of careers as confident and capable health educators in schools and community environments. You will qualify with the Queensland College of Teachers as a specialist teacher of physical education, health education and junior science. This accreditation is recognised worldwide.

Other career opportunities include:

  • health promotion officer
  • outdoor education coordinator
  • sports coach
  • corporate health officer
  • recreation manager
  • director of physical performance
  • sports administrative officer
  • roles in sports academies, charities and institutes.

This program provides an excellent foundation for postgraduate study in areas including exercise science, public health, or sports coaching.

From 2017, commencing students are required to successfully meet the Literacy and Numeracy Test for Initial Teacher Education (LANTITE) standards prior to graduation. Current students (enrolled prior to 2017) are also strongly encouraged to meet the LANTITE test prior to graduation as you may be asked for evidence of this when seeking employment. The University has committed to pay for students to undertake the test for the period 2016 to 2018 inclusive. Please contact the School of Human Movement and Nutrition Sciences for further details (hmns@enquire.uq.edu.au) or visit the School's office. For more information on this Government initiative please visit the Students First website. For more information on the test, including sample tests and registration information, please visit the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) website.

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Queensland College of Teachers

Accreditation body

  • Queensland College Of Teachers, Australian Institute For Teaching And School Leadership

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)

To complete the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours), a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BHSPE(Hons) course list. Refer to the BHSPE(Hons) program rules for further information.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours).

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)