Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Honours)
The University of Queensland - St Lucia

Course outline

This program prepares you to be a specialist health, sports or physical education teacher in secondary schools, with junior science as your secondary teaching area, or in related areas such as sports education, outdoor recreation or health promotion. You’ll help young people explore a range of sport and physical activities, develop self-esteem, and acquire social skills. As part of the program, you complete placements where you’ll work with young people in primary and secondary schools. For more information, visit Bachelor of Health, Sport and Physical Education (Hons) at UQ.


The degree can be undertaken part-time; however, semesters that include a placement must be undertaken full-time.

Other requirements

Before commencing practical courses, the following requirements must be met: first aid certificate (including CPR) and Blue Card. For more information, visit Placements.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for UQ and for this course, refer to UQ’s website.


English, Literature, English and Literature Extension or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 and 4, C); General Mathematics, Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (Units 3 and 4, C); One of Chemistry, Biology or Physics (Units 3 and 4, C); Teaching Personal Statement

Additional entry requirements

For information regarding the Teaching Personal Statement, refer to QTAC website.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

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Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

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Career opportunities

Graduates can pursue a broad range of careers, not only as a specialist teacher of physical education, health education and junior science, but also as a health promotion officer, sports coach, corporate health officer, and roles in sports academies, charities and institutes.


Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation.

Course Code
Start Date
Offer rounds
CSP/$8760 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree with honours
Study Area
Health and Recreation
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

4 years Full time or 6 years Part time & 1 year Full time