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A BPhEd degree at Otago includes programmes that give confidence and show employers that students have acquired demonstrable skills while studying.

Practical experience courses offered within the first two years of the degree include Movement Education - Dance and Gymnastics and Applied theory and practice which contains an number of opt-in streams to fit student learning.

Movement Education: Dance and Gymnastics (PHSE103) studies theory and practical elements of dance and gymnastics, involving group collaboration and performance elements.
For more about taking Dance studies at Otago visit the Dance studies programme page

The Applied theory and practice (ATP) programme (PHSE104, PHSE231, PHSE232) expands upon student learning through practical experience. The programme covers aspects of Māori culture, outdoor and aquatic skills, as well as professional and community service.

Students find the week long outdoor experience based at Paradise camp near Glenorchy in Central Otago, a highly memorable time of growth and develop long lasting friendships.

For more detail about the ATP papers and to browse practical courses see the Applied theory and practice page