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G22 Bachelor of Arts (Education)/Bachelor of Social Science (Youth, Health and Physical Activity)


The double degree program is designed for prospective secondary school teachers of Health and Physical Education.  Students combine professional education studies with specialist content studies in two teaching areas - health and physical education.  Graduates will have a qualification in both Education and in Social Science.   The social science half of the double degree provides students with content on youth health, physical activity and the cultural and social contexts in which they, and their future students, will be operating.



Mount Lawley campus.  Some social science units may be available externally.  Students may be required to attend the Joondalup campus for some units.



Standard University Admission requirements apply.



Students who do not wish to complete the Bachelor of Arts (Education) may be awarded a Bachelor of Social Science majoring in Youth, Health and Physical Activity on completion of 24 units including a 12 unit major plus at least four core units as outlined in the Handbook under Bachelor of Social Science course code G36. Transferring students may include a maximum of eight Education units as electives in the Bachelor of Social Science. Transferring students must consult the Youth, Health and Physical Activity Course Coordinator to determine their study plan prior to transferral.



Graduates will qualify as four-year trained teachers and be able to meet teacher registration requirements in all Australian states.



This course is a concurrent form of teacher education where the student is able to combine studies in both Education and the Social Sciences in each semester.  In the early stages, greater attention is given to content studies while professional studies tend to dominate the latter semesters.


A feature of the course is an extensive program of professional practice in secondary schools that commences in year 2 and culminates in the Assistant Teacher Program (10 weeks) in the final year.


Other forms of professional experience are undertaken within the Social Science degree through the GAPS program.  This allows students opportunities to undertake community placements, or undertake coaching and/or umpiring accreditation in specific sports under the national sports accreditation scheme or equivalent programs.


The course provides a clear balance of content studies, professional studies and professional practice.



Semester 1
EDS1101 Issues, Challenges and Directions in Education 15
SPS1106 Foundations of Human Performance 15
SPS1110 Performance Studies 1 15
HST1121 Personal Health 15
Semester 2
CBS1105 Interpersonal Skills 15
SPS2206 Applied Exercise Physiology and Programming 15
ITL1100 Information Technology and Learning 15
YWK1107 Ideology and Youth Work Practice 15
Semester 1
EDS2101 Principles and Practices of Teaching 15
SPS2110 Performance Studies 2 15
HPE2112 Physical Activity, Body, Culture and Identity 15
PHE2100 Teaching Physical Education 1 12 
Semester 2
EDS2102 Classroom Management and Motivation 15
HST2222 School Health 15
PHE2200 Teaching Physical Education 2 10 
PPA2172 First Professional Practice 4 
PPA2272 Second Professional Practice 4 
YWK1220 Youth Issues 15
Semester 1
CSV3106 GAPS Professional Development 1 15
HPE3212 Challenge, Risk and Leadership in Adventure Education 15
PHE2103 Teaching Health Education 1 12 
PPA3370 Third Professional Practice 6 
YWK3140 Groups in Youth Work 15
Semester 2
EDS3103 Diversity and Inclusivity in Secondary Education 15
EDS4171 Literacy and Learning 12 
PHE2203 Teaching Health Education 2 10 
PHE3300 Teaching Physical Education 3 10 
PPA3477 Fourth Professional Practice 10 
Semester 1
EDS4130 Middle Years Education 10 
PHE4400 Teaching Physical Education 4 10 
PPA4572 Assistant Teacher Program (ATP) 30 
EDS4131 Post-Compulsory Education as a Foundation for Lifelong Learning 10 
Semester 2
CSV3206 GAPS Professional Development 2 15
COU3205 Helping Skills in Community Settings 15
YWK3211 Inclusive Youth Work Practice 15
School of Education Elective
Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005)
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes, Graduate Attributes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website:

Last Updated - Higher Education: 18/11/2004