Student Profile – Rachelle Bright
It was while studying for her Bachelor of Sport and Recreation that Rachelle Bright first found a passion for teaching.View the full profile
AUT's Health and Physical Education major is unique as it integrates and develops an appreciation of hauora, health promotion and the socio-ecological aspects that support the philosophy of health and physical education in New Zealand schools. Students educated in health and physical education are able to make informed decisions about healthy, active lifestyles and are more likely to engage with their community throughout their lives.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the academic calendar.
In addition to your Year 2 core papers you complete:
SPOR609 Teaching, Leading and Coaching
SPOR601 Health and Physical Education Principles and Practices
SPOR606 Sport, Health and Wellbeing
SPOR612 Skill Acquisition and Sport Psychology
SPSC604 Applied Sports Biomechanics I
This year also includes two work placements of 30-40 hours, designed to introduce you to the workplace and help you identify where you want to complete your third-year workplace experience.
In addition to your Year 3 core papers you complete:
SPOR707 Pedagogy and Performance
SPOR706 Health and Physical Education Philosophy and Pedagogy
Selected papers from the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation
In your third year you complete 350-400 hours in an organisation which includes working on a project related to your major through the Co-operative Education papers. This takes approximately two days per week. We recommend that you complete your workplace experience in a school setting.
Recent placements included:
* Upon completion of the Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (one additional year of full-time study, subject to meeting entry and selection criteria).
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Last updated: 23-Feb-2018 1.01pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.