Sorry, this program is not available for local students.
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Sorry, this program is not available for international students intending to study on a student visa.
If you hold a different visa type, you may be eligible. Please contact us for more information.
This program prepares you for a career as a specialist physical education teacher. You will be qualified to teach in both primary and secondary schools.
Coaching, health and fitness promotion and sport education for school and community-based groups might be just some of your responsibilities.
You'll gain understanding of:
- the scientific basis for the effects of physical activity in health and human performance
- the professional role of physical educators
- the contribution educators make to schools and communities
You'll also gain a second teaching method, which may include biology, health or maths.
You'll be exposed to a broad study of exercise sciences (anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, motor learning), sport and physical activity, and their application to the teaching of health, physical education and sport in schools, as well as coverage of key health issues.
International student visa holders can only study full-time.
RMIT offers a variety of learning and teaching approaches including lectures, seminars, workshops, presentations, and practical group work.
You’ll study in up-to-date learning and teaching facilities, including the Bundoora Netball and Sports Centre, as well as new cutting edge FIFA-approved synthetic playing fields.
You'll also have access to online resources through the myRMIT student portal.
Ongoing assessment throughout the semester includes examinations, essays, reports, oral classes, presentations, group projects, research projects, laboratory projects and practical assignments.
You'll complete school-based placements culminating in an extended block placement in your final semester.
These sequential placements allow you to integrate theory to practice, and to develop your teaching skills over the duration of the program. You'll leave the program fully prepared to teach.
Strong employment opportunities exist in these areas:
- government secondary colleges
- independent schools
- primary school physical education programs.
Additional employment opportunities exist in:
- tertiary institutions
- fitness, leisure and recreation centres
- fitness advisers (sporting teams)
- fitness consultancies (private and government)
- private companies who contract with schools to deliver physical education and sport
- sport coaching
- sport management.
Over the past five years more than 95% of graduates seeking teacher employment have been successful within six months of graduating.
Professional recognition and accreditation
This program is not currently accredited. The program is seeking re-accreditation by the Victorian Institute of Teaching for 2019.
There is an opportunity for a small group of students, typically seven, to teach in a secondary college in Singapore at the start of the final year.
You can also complete a semester or a full year at a university in Europe, the USA or Canada.
Previous participating tertiary institutions include Leeds Metropolitan University, Pennsylvania State University, Florida State University, University of West Virginia, University of British Columbia, and University of Alberta.
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