Course Title: Professional Experience: Instructional approaches to Health and Physical Education

Part A: Course Overview

Course Title: Professional Experience: Instructional approaches to Health and Physical Education

Credit Points: 12.00


Course Code




Learning Mode

Teaching Period(s)


Bundoora Campus


360H Education


Sem 1 2019

Course Coordinator: Toni Hilland

Course Coordinator Phone: +61 3 99257862

Course Coordinator Email:

Course Coordinator Location: 220.3.17

Course Coordinator Availability: Contact by email preferred

Pre-requisite Courses and Assumed Knowledge and Capabilities


Course Description

This course equips you with knowledge and skill in the teaching of Health, Physical Education and Sport (HPE&S), and apply a range of teaching protocols and strategies within the secondary school environment. Emphasis will be placed on building a comprehensive understanding of, and ability to apply teaching competencies to the teaching of physical education and sport. These skills and related concepts and strategies will be applied in a range of practical based net, court games and sports.

This course includes a Work Integrated Learning experience in which your knowledge and skills will be applied and assessed in a school environment and where feedback from supervising staff and mentors are integral to the learning experience.

Objectives/Learning Outcomes/Capability Development


Overview of Learning Activities

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



Integrate knowledge and understanding of the concepts, substance and structure of the content, teaching strategies and lesson sequences to develop student learning within the school physical education and sport environment.

2.1, 3.2

Apply principles of risk management and legislative requirements to planning and instructing physical education and sport lessons to support inclusive student participation

4.1, 4.4

Identify and demonstrate inclusive and effective verbal and non-verbal communication and procedures used to engage student learning in physical education and sport lessons.

3.5, 4.1

Apply the SEPEP teaching model your to teaching practice and theoretical contexts to foster inclusion and student engagement.

4.1, 4.2, 6.3

Understand and apply the key principles described in code of ethics and conduct for the teaching profession.


Program Learning Outcomes

In this course you will develop the following program learning outcomes:

  • Demonstrate broad and coherent theoretical and technical knowledge in practical applications in Health, Physical Education and Sport
  • Consolidate and synthesise expert content and pedagogical content knowledge and apply evidence-based high-impact teaching strategies in professional practice
  • Analyse and evaluate student-centred learning approaches to plan effectively for differentiation in health, physical education and sport
  • Create a safe and engaging learning environment using inclusive strategies, sustainable practices and digital technologies for diverse audiences

Overview of Learning Resources

RMIT University will support your access to learning resources for this course. Readings from current educational literature will be provided through your online course site and will be drawn from highly regarded academic journals, books and conferences as well as reports, websites and other online resources.

The University Library provides extensive scholarly resources to supplement your suggested readings and research and is able to request books or articles from any library in the world. Guides to the literature in your discipline area are available from

Assistance with referencing and avoiding plagiarism is available here

The Library and the Study and Learning Centre are also on hand to support and assist in the development of your academic skills to make best use of such resources within your academic studies.


Overview of Assessment

You will be assessed on how well you meet the course learning outcomes and on your development against the program learning outcomes. Assessment will cover both theoretical and practical aspects of your learning. You will be able to develop your work in relation to your own specific areas of interest in your professional practice.

Assessment task (%)



1.     Annotated lesson plan (40%)

1, 2, 3, 4

2.1, 3.2, 4.1, 6.3

2.     Online quiz (20%)

2, 3, 5

4.1, 4.4, 7.1

3.     Teaching professional portfolio with critical reflection- Discuss how the SEPEP was used in your teaching practice and evaluate strategies used to support inclusive student participation and engagement (40%)

1, 2, 3, 4

2.1, 3.2, 4.2, 6.3

In order to pass this course, you are required to receive a satisfactory assessment on your professional experience, in accordance with expectations outlined in the PX Handbook for the course. Due to safety and professional accreditation requirements students must satisfactorily complete all practical sessions. If you fail to meet this requirement, for reasons other than those approved by special considerations, you will not pass the course. If granted Special Consideration, you may become eligible to complete alternative professional experience and/or practical activity to pass the course.

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.

Your course assessment conforms to RMIT assessment principles, regulations, policies, procedures and instructions which are available for review online: