Health and Physical Education
In health and physical education, the focus is on the well-being of the students themselves, of other people, and of society through learning in health-related and movement contexts.
Four underlying and interdependent concepts are at the heart of this learning area:
- Hauora; a Māori philosophy of well-being that includes the dimensions taha wairua, taha hinengaro, taha tinana, and taha whānau, each one influencing and supporting the others.
- Attitudes and values; a positive, responsible attitude on the part of students to their own well-being; respect, care, and concern for other people and the environment; and a sense of social justice.
- The socio-ecological perspective; a way of viewing and understanding the interrelationships that exist between the individual, others, and society.
- Health promotion; a process that helps to develop and maintain supportive physical and emotional environments and that involves students in personal and collective action.
Courses in this Learning Area
Physical Education Teacher, Sports Education, Physiotherapy, Sports Science, Recreation Officers, Dancer, Air Force, Army, Navy, Journalist, Park Ranger/Manager, Nurse, Dietitian, Massage Therapist, Biomedical Engineer, Dental Hygienist, Human Resources,