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 student elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


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


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
070105 $498.00 $498.00 not applicable $2,108.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

1 Please refer here more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses can be found here
3 Please refer here for eligibility for HECS-HELP
4 Please refer here for eligibility for FEE-HELP

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EDU102 OR ESH102


AssessmentExamination - take home (50%)|Test or quiz (5%)|Infographic (45%)
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