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Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE)

Personal Development, Health And Physical Education in Stage 6:

This syllabus focuses on a social view of health where the principles of diversity, social justice and supportive environments are fundamental aspects of health. The examination of individual, family and community values and beliefs and the sociocultural and physical environments in which we live provides an explanation for health status and sustainable solutions for better health. 

This syllabus also includes a detailed study of movement and physical activity. The emphasis is on understanding how the body moves and the sociocultural influences that regulate movement. Scientific aspects to be studied include anatomy, physiology, biomechanics and skill acquisition. Students also think critically about aspects of history, economics, gender and media as they impact on patterns of participation in physical activity and the ways that movement is valued. These areas of study prepare students to be informed participants in movement culture, skilled, intelligent performers and analysts of movement.

The syllabus provides a direct link with study and vocational pathways in the areas of recreational, paramedical, movement and health sciences. 

Personal Development, Health and Physical Education Stage 6 Syllabus

Preliminary Course

- Better Health for Individuals

- The Body in Motion

- Option 1: First Aid

- Option 3: Fitness Choices

HSC Course

- Health Priorities in Australia

- Factors Affecting Performance

- Option 3: Sports Medicine

- Option 4: Improving Performance