Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education

Federation University

The Bachelor of Sport, Physical and Outdoor Education aims to develop graduates with the knowledge, skills and dispositions necessary to become effective professionals in, and advocates for sport, physical activity and outdoor education. This course will enable you to combine theoretical and practical skills in the fields of sport, physical and outdoor education, while also allowing you to choose elective courses taught by specialists within the university which enables you to take a specific focus to your studies. These specialist areas will enable you to follow your career path and pursue employment opportunities in your area of interest. If you decide that you wish to pursue a career in teaching, you may be eligible to pathway to an undergraduate teaching degree after your first year of study or go on to study a Masters of Teaching at the conclusion of the degree.

Course Fee:

Australian: $19,698

Entry Requirements:

Entry requirements (year 12) Admissions Criteria for current Year 12 students (2018) and recent secondary graduates (2016 and 2017) Prerequisites Units 1 and 2: satisfactory completion in two units (any study combination) of Maths: General Mathematics, Maths: Mathematical Methods or Maths: Specialist Mathematics or Units 3 and 4: any Mathematics; Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in any English. This course uses the ATAR as part of its selection considerations. Subject Adjustments A study score of 35 in Biology, Chemistry, Physical Education or Physics equals 3 aggregate points per study. Overall maximum of 5 points. SEAS (Special Entry Access Scheme) Applicants who have experienced educational disadvantage are encouraged to apply for the Special entry access schemes (SEAS). Depending on eligibility and your circumstances, a SEAS application may provide support for your course application. For further information go to Entry requirements (non year 12) Admission criteria for applicants with a Higher Education Study This course uses the applicants' entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Compulsory: Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level, including any 'single subjects of study', or successful completion of a tertiary preparatory program such as the FedUni Foundation Access Studies Program (FAST).


3 years full time or part time equivalent.

Subjects you can Study:

Learning and teaching Fundamentals of Movement, Skill Acquisition and Instruction Swimming and Water Safety Education Community and Bush Environments Child and Adolescent Development and Characteristics Health and Lifestyle Perspectives on Health, Outdoor and Physical Education Games Pedagogy Anatomy & Physiology for Health Professionals 1 Outdoor Leadership and Experiential Learning Relationships, Sexuality & Communication Biomechanics in Physical Education Journeys in Outdoor and Environmental Education Learning Outside the Classroom Hpe Curriculum Studies Iii (Senior Years) Exercise Physiology and Fitness Education Outdoors

Study Pathways:

If what you have learned at work, from other courses, from life experience or training provided at work is relevant to this course, you may be entitled to gain subject credits or exemptions. For further details contact FedUni on 1800 333 864.

Further information:

Up to 150 hours of placement in selected field (sport, physical or outdoor education)

Accepts International Students:


Provider CRICOS: 00103D

Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Part time 6 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Full time 3 years
Gippsland (Churchill) No info No Full time 3 years
Mount Helen (Ballarat) No info No Part time 6 years

With our number one ranking for teaching quality and an enviable graduate employment rating (The Good Universities Guide 2016), Federation Business School prides itself on being one of the most student-friendly business schools in Australia, and has more than 20,000 domestic and international students.


We offer higher education programs in Ballarat, Gippsland, Berwick and the Wimmera. We also work with a range of partner institutes across Australia and the world.

Federation Business School combines a strong tradition of education with the freedom and dynamism that comes with being a regionally based university. Smaller class sizes mean you’re more than a student — you’re part of the new Federation Generation.

Work Integrated Learning (WIL)

As part of our commitment to provide you with as many opportunities, networks and experiences throughout your time studying with us, WIL is now a core component of our redesigned Bachelor of Business programs and an elective option in some commerce programs. Work Integrated Learning includes internships, overseas study tours and projects. By undertaking WIL you will benefit from our industry connections, apply your theory based knowledge and be job ready upon graduation.

Support Services

The University understands that starting your life as a university student is exciting, but that it also involves change with a challenge or two along the way. To help you meet these challenges, and to succeed, we have developed the following range of student-focused programs.

  • UniReady
  • Mentor program
  • PASS program
  • Learning skills advisors
  • After hours tutoring
  • ASK program
  • Study skills

For a more detailed list of support services, please visit:

For the best start, live on Res.

With first year students guaranteed accommodation during their first year of study, living on Res is ideal for international students. Join us on Res and experience:

  • Proven transition program to help you settle in
  • Formation of lifelong friendships
  • 24-hour access to residential support
  • Planned experiences and instant networks
  • No hidden costs with bills included in rent
  • Residences located on or close to campus

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