Course Title: Health and Physical Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Health and Physical Education

Credit Points: 12


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 2 2016

Course Coordinator: Dr Seth Brown

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 9925 7848

Course Coordinator Email:

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course introduces you to health and physical education in primary schools, and the central role movement plays in the healthy development of the whole child. You will develop skills and knowledge about motor development in primary school aged children. Engaging in a range of activities and methods, you will explore models which contribute to your capacity to teach physical, sports and health education in diverse learning settings. Practical sessions are a key component of the course, assisting you to apply theory through play, traditional games, and dance.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development

Upon successful completion of this course you will be able to:


Course Learning Outcomes


National Graduate Teaching Standards

1. Plan sequential and developmentally appropriate movement learning activities

2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 3.1, 3.2, 5.1

2. Implement effective physical education teaching skills and activities

2.1, 2.2, 3.3, 3.5

3. Critically analyse and reflect on the impact of current health and physical education issues on primary school aged children

4.1, 4.4

4. Identify and respond to safety issues in movement activities and contexts

4.2, 4.4, 7.1, 7.2

5. Use initiative and creativity to select activities and skills which reflect diverse learner capacities and diverse contexts

1.3, 1.5, 2.1, 3.4


Overview of Learning Activities

You will be engaged in learning that involves face to face lectures, study groups, group work planning, online study tasks, individual and group research, and practical sessions which cover a wide range of movement activities reflecting learning by primary school-aged children.

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT will provide you with resources and tools for learning in this course through our online systems.

While there is no set text for this course, a handbook of course materials will be provided by your lecturer. Course notes will be made available online. A list of recommended learning resources will be included, including reference books and web resources. You will also be expected to seek further resources relevant to the focus of your own learning.

Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course’s learning outcomes and on your development against the program capabilities.


There are two assessment tasks (weighted 50% and 50%)

Course Outcomes Assessed

Assessment Task 1: Plan a curriculum Unit, equivalent to 2000 words, 50%

As a group member you will plan a unit of physical education curriculum comprising an introductory section and sequential set of lessons including appropriate learning and teaching strategies and assessment methods for physical education. You will provide a supporting rationale that explores the importance of physical and health education as it contributes to the whole child’s learning including feedback and inclusive participation. You will demonstrate how your unit contributes to meeting AusVELS requirements, and how the planning for teaching and learning is purposefully brought together to support all students’ learning, resourced, learning is assessed, and teaching is evaluated.

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Assessment Task 2: Essay, equivalent to 2000 words, 50%

In this assessment you will prepare an essay on a health and physical issues in primary schools.



Feedback will be given on all assessment tasks.

If you have a long term medical condition and/or disability it may be possible to negotiate to vary aspects of the learning or assessment methods. You can contact the program manager or the Equitable Learning Services if you would like to find out more.

The Student Charter summarises your responsibilities as an RMIT University student as well as the responsibilities of the university.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies and procedures which can be found on the RMIT University website at:;ID=qwxbqbg739rl1