Bachelor of Education (Secondary) / Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies

Study Programme Details
Country: Australia
Admission Sessions: Autumn Session, Spring Session
Study Format: Full Time
Mode of Study:

Programme Type

Bachelor's degree


48 Months

Scholarship Available




About this Study Course

Embark on a transformative educational journey with the Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies at the University of the Sunshine Coast. This program is crafted to empower you to teach Years 7-12 in health and physical education, coupled with another specialized teaching area. As you delve into this comprehensive program, you’ll be equipped not only with pedagogical expertise but also with a deep understanding of recreation and outdoor environmental studies.


The Bachelor of Education (Secondary) – Recreation and Outdoor Environmental Studies is a unique double degree program offered by the University of the Sunshine Coast. By graduating with this dual qualification, you unlock a myriad of career options. Beyond traditional school settings, this program opens doors to exciting opportunities in outdoor and environmental education centers, adventure tourism, and ecotourism. It’s a pathway to a dynamic career that extends beyond the classroom, blending education with the richness of outdoor and environmental exploration.

Admission Requirements

To enroll in the program, fulfill the following admission requirements:

  • English Proficiency: Achieve a minimum IELTS score of 7.5 or equivalent.
  • Written Statement: Submit a 1000-word written statement describing your non-academic capabilities.
  • Online Questionnaire: Demonstrate your motivation for and understanding of the program and the teaching profession.
  • Educational Background: Completion of a minimum level of education similar to the successful completion of Australian Year 12 with good grades.
  • Professional Experience: Orientation to the Profession
  • English Language and Literacy
  • Outdoor Living and Travel Skills
  • Outdoor Environmental Studies
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education
  • Assessing Learning
  • Diversity and Inclusion

The full programme fee is A$104,000.

Future Career Outcomes

Upon completing the program, graduates can anticipate a variety of career outcomes. These include roles as Secondary School Teachers specializing in Health and Physical Education, Outdoor Education Instructors, Adventure Tourism Guides, Environmental Educators, and Ecotourism Coordinators. Graduates may find themselves shaping the future in schools, outdoor education centers, tourism ventures, and environmental organizations.

Visa Requirements:

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