Unit description

This discipline unit provides broad and critical foundational understandings and skills relating to the study of personal development, health and physical education. Details the nature and role of PDHPE as a discipline for supporting the development of health and wellbeing.

Unit content

Module 1: Physical Education

movement studies including competence in fundamental movement skills through areas such as dance, gymnastics, games and sports and a range of physical activities

Module 2: Health Education

health studies including history of health education, understanding children’s health, defining health and wellbeing, settings based approaches to health promotion, key frameworks informing approaches to health education, healthy eating, sexual health, safety, drug education, child protection education, interpersonal relationships and healthy choices

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

Learning outcomes and graduate attributes

Prescribed texts

Session 2

  • Pill, S., 2014, Play with purpose : for fundamental movement skills teaching : a teaching guide , ACHPER , Kent Town SA.
  • This prescribed text is a combination of chapters from four relevant health books compiled by Dr. Roslyn Franklin for the specific purpose of study in this PDHPE unit.: McMurray, A. et al. (2014); Scriven, A. (2010); Talbot, L. et al. (2014); Tietzel, A. et al (2008), 2015, PDHPE: Foundations (A complied Health Textbook), Elsevier Australia, Marrickville, N.S.W..
Prescribed texts may change in future study periods.

Teaching and assessment

Coffs Harbour

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1 hour 30 mins (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour 30 mins (10 weeks)
Assessment
Peer Coaching plan25%
Peer Coach25%
Presentation15%
Personal Health Profile (PHP35%

Gold Coast

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1 hour 30 mins (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour 30 mins (10 weeks)
Assessment
Peer Coaching plan25%
Peer Coach25%
Presentation15%
Personal Health Profile (PHP35%

Lismore

Teaching method
Tutorial on-site 1 hour 30 mins (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 hour 30 mins (10 weeks)
Assessment
Peer Coaching plan25%
Peer Coach25%
Presentation15%
Personal Health Profile (PHP35%

Online

Teaching method
Tutorial online 1 hour  (10 weeks)
Workshop on-site 1 day (Once)
Assessment
Peer Coaching plan25%
Peer Coach25%
Presentation15%
Personal Health Profile (PHP35%
Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every session. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

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Fee information

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