Physical Education (Secondary) (Ed Studies)

Unit set code: EMASPE | Study level: Undergraduate | Unit set type: Major
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Physical education (Secondary) provides you with knowledge and skills in developing movement skills, physical activities and movement concepts as a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance. The major offers you a challenging, enjoyable and physically active area of study. Movement and physical activity concepts are informed by a range of movement sciences including: the biophysical (anatomy, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, skill acquisition, growth and motor development) and the psycho-social (history, sociology, psychology). You will also develop knowledge and skills to support participation and performance in a range of movement and physical activity contexts, including fundamental movement skills, games and sports, aquatics, rhythmic and expressive movement, athletics, and fitness. The final two units of this major are designed to engage students in content connected to the principles and practices of professionalism, entrepreneurship, innovation and design characteristics related to the specialist area.

Unit set structure

For a major study students must complete 96 credit points of study.

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Most units at VU are worth 12 credit points. You will need to complete the required course credit points to graduate.

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