PHYSICAL EDUCATION & HEALTH DOMAIN


Paul Andrews
Physical Education & Health Learning Leader

Health and Physical Education focuses on students enhancing their own and others’ health and wellbeing and physical activity participation. Research in fields such as sociology, physiology, nutrition, biomechanics and psychology informs what we understand about healthy, safe and active choices. Health and Physical Education offers you an experiential curriculum that is contemporary, relevant, challenging, enjoyable and physically active.

As a foundation for lifelong physical activity participation and enhanced performance, you develop proficiency in movement skills, physical activities and movement concepts and acquire an understanding of the science behind how the body moves. In doing so, you develop an appreciation of the significance of physical activity, outdoor recreation and sport both in Australian society and globally. 

Advanced Physical Education

  • Designed to enhance the skills of those who are high performers in sport within the community
  • Analyse game situations and implement strategies / set plays to improve your performance
  • Develop skills and knowledge related to fitness, physical competence, cognitive understanding of physical activity

Subject Code: P3PAP
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

This subject is designed to enhance and extend your skills and knowledge in all aspects of Physical Education. You will learn ways to enhance team skills such as communication and teamwork and develop strategies to enhance your physical performance in certain sports.

What will I do?
  • Participate in a range invasion and net/wall games.
  • Analyse games to provide feedback on training whether your performance improved, declined or stayed the same.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education, VET Sport Coaching

To undertake this subject, students will need to have approval from the PE & Health Learning Leader.

 

Fitness

This subject is replacing subject name: Pre VCE Physical Education

  • Obtain the necessary tools to achieve optimal physical fitness
  • Meet personal challenges by creating a personalised fitness program for a healthy lifestyle
  • Use current technology to regulate and monitor your fitness

Subject Code: P3PFI
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

This elective is designed to give you the opportunity to learn fitness concepts and conditioning techniques used for attaining optimal physical fitness. You will grasp the basic fundamentals of strength training, aerobic and speed training needed for sport. Learn how to use specific gym equipment and how to implement a fitness program.

What will I do?
  • Participate in fitness testing to identify where your strengths and weaknesses are.
  • Participate in resistance training to learn correct technique of exercises in the gym.
  • Participate in a range of fitness activities, including circuits and group exercise classes.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education, VET Sport Coaching

 

Health & Wellbeing

  • Develop an understanding of health & wellbeing so you can respond to key health issues currently impacting Australians
  • Assess your own health by analysing your lifestyle choices
  • Gain a deeper understanding of your nutritional needs

Subject Code: P3PHW
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will consider health issues and themes important to all of us, including: mental, emotional, spiritual, social and physical health, body image, and risk taking behaviours. Understand the 5 dimensions of Health & Wellbeing and the health issues adults and adolescents face in Australia today. 

What will I do?
  • Analyse ways to enhance people’s dimensions of health & wellbeing.
  • Research lifestyle diseases prevalent in Australia.
  • Analyse and evaluate your own health and develop strategies to improve it.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education

 

Lifelong Games

  • Become a lifetime sports participant by learning recreational activities that can be enjoyed at any age
  • Focus on physical fitness for the fun of it, not the athletic excellence
  • Set physical activity goals for yourself

Subject Code: P3PLG
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will understand the importance of physical activity to your health. We introduce you to lifetime sports and recreational activities, as fun and socially engaging options within the local community. Our focus is on meeting daily physical activity guidelines and identifying proactive habits for adulthood.

What will I do?
  • Participate in golf, lawn bowls, ultimate frisbee, badminton, volleyball, squash, tennis and gym sessions
  • Visit local community sporting facilities
  • Set goals and monitor your own physical activity levels
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education

 

Outdoor Education - Semester 1

This subject is replacing subject name: Outdoor Education

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in the great outdoors
  • Understand the issues affecting outdoor environments
  • Participate in activities such as water sports, hiking, rock climbing and more

Subject Code: P3POA
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will look at the issues affecting outdoor environments and become familiar with equipment, skills and safety. Learn through a combination of theoretical and practical activities / excursions. Topics include: Canoeing, windsurfing/sailing, map and compass reading, orienteering, basic first aid, packing a rucksack, pitching a tent, camp cooking, bushwalking, camp craft, abseiling and rock climbing.

What will I do?
  • Participate in a range of day trips and overnight excursions for canoeing, hiking and rock-climbing (Compulsory)
  • Plan and prepare for overnight excursions
  • Theory topics based around topics leading to VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Biology, VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies, VCE Environmental Science

*This subject incurs additional costs.

 

Outdoor Education - Semester 2

This subject is replacing subject name: Outdoor Education

  • Develop your knowledge and skills in the great outdoors
  • Understand the issues affecting outdoor environments
  • Participate in activities such as; snow sports, rafting, mountain biking and more

Subject Code: P3POB
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will look at the issues affecting outdoor environments and become familiar with equipment, skills and safety. We cover theoretical and practical components. Topics include: Snow activities, rafting, map and compass reading, orienteering, basic first aid, packing a rucksack, pitching a tent, camp cooking, bushwalking, and mountain bike riding.

What will I do?
  • Participate in a range of day trips and overnight excursions for snow skiing, rafting, hiking and mountain biking (Compulsory)
  • Plan and prepare for overnight excursions
  • Theory topics based around topics leading to VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies. 
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Biology, VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Outdoor & Environmental Studies, VCE Environmental Science

*This subject incurs additional costs.

 

PE for Boys

  • Gain skills and knowledge to incorporate into your lifestyle by preparing a sport-specific training program
  • Choose activities such as AFL, Gaelic football, rugby, soccer and gridiron
  • Learn strategies that will enhance performance

Subject Code: P3PBY
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will develop capabilities in a variety of sports and improve overall fitness and performance. Gain skills and knowledge in health and fitness to incorporate into your lifestyle. Grasp the basic principles of a training program, tailored towards specific sports.

What will I do?
  • Perform and refine specialised movement skills in a variety of games and sports of your choosing.
  • Participate in fitness sessions at Wodonga Leisure Centre.
  • Explore a variety of fitness training options and plan and implement a training program targeted to your individual needs.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education, VET Sport Coaching

 

PE for Girls

  • Gain skills and knowledge to incorporate into your lifestyle by preparing a sport-specific training program
  • Choose activities such as netball, AFL, volleyball, dance and gymnastics
  • Learn strategies that will enhance performance

Subject Code: P3PGL
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will develop capabilities in a variety of sports and improve overall fitness and performance. Gain skills and knowledge in health and fitness to incorporate into your lifestyle. Grasp the basic principles of a training program, tailored towards specific sports.

What will I do?
  • Perform and refine specialised movement skills in a variety of games and sports of your choosing.
  • Participate in fitness sessions at Wodonga Leisure Centre.
  • Explore a variety of fitness training options and plan and implement a training program targeted to your individual needs.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education, VET Sport Coaching

 

Pre VCE Human Health & Development

  • Gain knowledge on how people grow and change throughout life 
  • Explore social and political factors that contribute to health and wellbeing in Australia and the world
  • Make informed decisions with what you eat by understanding the importance of nutrition

Subject Code: P3PHD
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

This subject is theoretical. We cover definitions, nutrition, alongside physical, mental, social and emotional development across a person’s lifespan. You learn about both the United Nation’s and Australian Government’s role in promoting health and wellbeing. You realise how different  factors can impact overall health and well- being on a global scale.

What will I do?
  • Research the specific function that nutrition has on the body
  • Explore the factors influencing the health of different population groups within Australia.
  • Analyse the relationships each of the Sustainable Development Goals has on health and wellbeing
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education, VET Sport Coaching

 

Team Sports

  • Develop your physical skills by partaking in a range of game sense activities
  • Participate in team sports such as ultimate frisbee, basketball, netball and much more
  • Focus on teamwork, sportsmanship and participation

Subject Code: P3PTS
Year Level: 9 or 10

What will I learn?

You will learn the rules and develop the skills needed to successfully play a range of team sports. Understand how team sports support social interaction and builds discipline, patience, confidence and sportsmanship in a sports setting.

What will I do?
  • Partake in a range of game sense activities designed to improve your skills in major team sports.
  • Experiment with different offensive and defensive strategies.
  • Umpire different games to highlight your understanding of the rules.
Where can this take me?

VCE Subjects: VCE Human Health & Development, VCE Physical Education, VET Sport Coaching