Health, Physical Activity and Wellbeing Education

Unit code: EDC1005 | Study level: Undergraduate
(Generally, 1 credit = 10 hours of classes and independent study.)
Footscray Nicholson
Online Real Time


This unit provides you with content knowledge for teaching and leading health, physical activity and wellbeing, social/emotional learning at the early and middle years of childhood. The unit facilitates the development of health literacy skills and knowledge required to make educational settings and communities healthy, safe and active places through building children’s health-related skills and understandings. A series of individual, small group and whole group activities will assist students to build confidence in developing positive learning environments and engaging learning activities. You will develop skills and knowledge to engage in critical inquiry and determine how best to support and facilitate young people’s learning about health, wellbeing and activity; enhance your own and others’ health and physical activity practices; and recognise, respect and connect with the social values and identities of individuals from diverse social and cultural contexts.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. Review curriculum materials and resources in order to identify approaches and strategies that support children’s learning in the areas of health, physical activity and psychosocial well-being.
  2. Design health education focused activities that draw on a range of teaching strategies to cater for the diversity of children’s interests and capabilities;
  3. Collaboratively examine a range of frameworks for health promotion at the early and middle years of childhood;
  4. Appraise community-based approaches to health and wellbeing and potential partnerships between educational settings and the community; and
  5. Develop activities that foster children's engagement in physical activity


For Melbourne campuses

Assessment type: Report
Grade: 30%
Develop a plan for health promotion in an educational setting that links to community programs and resources.
Assessment type: Presentation
Grade: 40%
Utilise a range of pedagogies to engage in micro-teaching of movement skills to children.
Assessment type: Portfolio
Grade: 30%
Compilation of personal and professional learning resources and evaluations.

Required reading

An up-to-date reading list via the VU Collaborate system.

As part of a course

This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):

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