Courses & Units

Introduction to HPE EPR240


This unit is the first of the two Health and Physical Education units, undertaken in sequence. One purpose of this unit is to develop your knowledge in relation to a variety of pedagogical considerations which are not only pertinent to Health and Physical Education teaching but also general classroom teaching, ensuring each student is catered for not only physically but also emotionally, socially, mentally and spiritually. Another purpose is to develop your knowledge and skills for planning, teaching and learning across the health and physical education curriculum and your ability to integrate it into the various curriculum areas involved in everyday teaching. Skills that are emphasised in this unit are those that have been identified by the Teachers Registration Board (TRB), as well as national teaching bodies, as important by the time you graduate with your teaching degree. These include demonstrating aspects of professional knowledge, professional relationships and professional practice.


Unit name Introduction to HPE
Unit code EPR240
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
Faculty of Education
Discipline Education
Coordinator Associate Professor Jennifer McMahon
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic
Online Semester 1 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2024 22/3/2024 15/4/2024 2/6/2024

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2024 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2024 will be available from the 1st October 2023. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate knowledge in relation to the national curriculum and contemporary literature relevant to teaching health and physical education programs in the contemporary school curriculum context.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of teaching approaches appropriate for health and physical education
  • critically reflect on how past practices have positioned you as a HPE educator in the present day, and demonstrate strategies that you will apply to future practice that will assist you in either adopting or critically these past experiences.
  • design a range of HPE teaching approaches that cater for student diversity as well as their spiritual; emotional; social; mental and physical health.

Fee Information

The 2024 Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) rates are still being finalised by the Government and we will update the domestic fee information as soon as we have more details.



EDU102 OR ESH102


AssessmentTest (5%)|Poster (45%)|Test (50%)
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