HLTH 1020 Foundations of HPE

Credit Points 10

Coordinator Sarah Kennedy Opens in new window

Description This subject introduces foundational disciplinary knowledge and elementary principles of practice within sport, health, and physical education across a variety of contexts. It aims to commence the development of the key professional practices of the field, where students will learn the basic processes of design, implementation, and evaluation inherent in the teaching and learning cycle. This will require students to engage in a variety of practical activities such that they begin to understand the essential requirements for creating learning experiences in HPE and sport settings.

School Health Sciences

Discipline Human Movement

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 4 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 1 subject


Students must be enrolled in 4791 Bachelor of Health and Physical Education (Pathway to Teaching), 4792 Bachelor of Health and Physical Education, 6001 Diploma in Health Science/Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education), 4741 Bachelor of Sport Development, 4656 Bachelor of Health Science, 4742 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)-Pathway to Teaching (Secondary) or 4747 Bachelor of Health Science (Health and Physical Education)

Learning Outcomes

  1. Identify how social justice principles can inform learning in, through and about health, physical education, and sport
  2. Create positive, safe, and enjoyable learning climates for young people in health, physical education, and sport contexts 
  3. Demonstrate an understanding of the essential features of designing, implementing and evaluating learning in health, physical education, and sporting contexts 

Subject Content

  1. Health and physical education: Where has it come from and where is it going?
  2.  Models, styles, and principles of teaching and learning
  3.  Justice, fairness, and equity as a framework for teaching and learning
  4.  Creating positive and safe learning climates
  5.  Planning for, leading, and assessing learning in movement activities
  6.  Learning to be a scholar in the field
  7. - Child Protection training and Working with Children Check completion

Special Requirements

Essential equipment

Attend practical sessions with appropriate clothing, footwear and sun protection.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Type Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Applied Project 2 page lesson plan and 15 minute peer teaching 50 N Group/Individual
Presentation 4 page activity descriptions and 10 minute presentation 50 N Group/Individual
Portfolio 10 pages maximum S/U Y Individual

Teaching Periods

Autumn (2024)

Penrith (Kingswood)


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