Auckland University of Technology

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Health and Physical Education

Auckland University of Technology

Faculty:Full/Part-time Programmes
Field of Study:Health Teacher Education
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching


Health, sport and physical activity remain at the heart of New Zealand’s wellbeing. Health and physical education is vital in helping young people develop the knowledge, confidence and skills they need to be connected and active members of society. This major is designed to give you the best possible preparation for a career in health and physical education teaching. AUT's Health and Physical Education major is unique as it integrates and develops an appreciation of hauora, health promotion and the socio-ecological aspects that support the philosophy of health and physical education in New Zealand schools. Students educated in health and physical education are able to make informed decisions about healthy, active lifestyles and are more likely to engage with their community throughout their lives.

It is important to note that this major is not a stand alone teaching qualification. To become a registered secondary school teacher, you need to complete this degree and then continue into AUT’s one-year Graduate Diploma in Secondary Teaching (subject to meeting entry criteria). The combined qualifications will provide you with what you need to teach in New Zealand schools.
Modified on November 20, 2017