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Study Professional Studies (Physical Education) at Otago

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Overview

Professional Studies is available as a major for the Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd).

This major emphasises professional practice in the teaching of physical education, outdoor education and dance. Learning opportunities prepare students for teaching, instructing and performance-related vocations. Subject areas include: Pedagogy, Outdoor Education, Adventure Education, Teaching Physical Education and/or Health in schools and Dance Education and Performance.

Contact details

See the subject entry for Physical Education or the qualification page.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) majoring in Professional Studies

Year Papers Points
1st year

PHSE 101  Sociocultural Foundations of Physical Education

PHSE 102  Biophysical Foundations of Human Movement

PHSE 103  Movement Education: Dance and Gymnastics

PHSE 191 Human Body Systems 1 (for BPhEd) or HUBS 191  Human Body Systems 1

PHSE 192 Human Body Systems 2 (for BPhEd) or HUBS 192  Human Body Systems 2

36 points from any degree

18

18

18

18

18

36

2nd year

PHSE 202  Movement Analysis and Control

PHSE 203  Exercise Physiology

PHSE 204  History of Sport

PHSE 205  Psychology of Sport

PHSE 206  Sociology of Sport

PHSE 104  Applied Physical Experiences

ANAT 250  Functional Anatomy

18

18

18

18

18

18

18

3rd and 4th years

Five of PHSE 312, PHSE 313, PHSE 314, PHSE 320, PHSE 322, PHSE 323, PHSE 324, PHSE 325, PHSE 326, PHSE 327, PHSE 328, PHSE 330, PHSE 331, PHSE 414, PHSE 415, PHSE 416, PHSE 426 normally including at least one at 400-level

36 further PHSE points at 200-level or above

126 points from any degree, including 54 points at 200-level or above

90

 

36

126

Total   504

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Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) in Professional Studies

Papers
  • PHSE 592  Dissertation

  • Four 500-level PHSE papers, at least two of which must be from:

    • PHSE 513  Exercise Prescription Practicum
    • PHSE 514  Athletic Training and Conditioning
    • PHSE 516  Adventure, Environment and Society
    • PHSE 520  Akoranga Whakakori: Māori Physical Activity and Health
    • PHSE 550  Sports Coaching
    • PHSE 551  Teaching Physical Education and Health
    • PHSE 553  Issues in Physical Education and Health
    • PHSE 554  Dance Education Philosophy
    • PHSE 555  Dance and the Community
    • PHSE 556  Dance Education
    • PHSE 557  Adventure Education
    • PHSE 558  Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors

Prerequisites:
PHSE 391  Research Design and Analysis, or an approved methods paper
At least 36 points from PHSE 312, PHSE 313, PHSE 314, PHSE 320, PHSE 322, PHSE 323, PHSE 324, PHSE 325, PHSE 326, PHSE 327, PHSE 328, PHSE 329, PHSE 330, PHSE 331, PHSE 414, PHSE 415, PHSE 416, PHSE 426
Other approved papers worth at least 72 points, at least 36 points of which must be above 100-level

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