Riccarton High School Riccarton High School

Level 3 Physical Education

Subject Description

Teacher in Charge: Mrs H. Lindsay.

Recommended Prior Learning

- 13 credits from 2PED in Achievement Standards PE 2.2, PE 2.3. PE 2.6 + L2 literacy


- 13 credits in 2HEA

or you can apply through the exemption process. 

The aim is for students to develop motor skills through movement, acquire knowledge around the biophysical aspects of movement, and develop positive attitudes towards physical activity. They will develop an in-depth understanding of and think critically about, factors that influence their own physical activity choices, and explore themes that impact perceptions of the role of physical activity and sport in Aotearoa/New Zealand society.

This is a UE approved subject with 4 reading credits available.

Learning Areas:

Hauora Me Mahi Tīnana - Health and Physical Education

Career Pathways

Massage Therapist, Medical Laboratory Technician, Radiation Therapist, Nanny/Child Carer, Navy Sailor, Navy Officer, Occupational Therapist, Osteopath, Physiotherapist, Tertiary Lecturer, Private Teacher/Tutor, Recreation Co-ordinator, Radiation Oncologist, Youth Worker, Outdoor Recreation Guide/Instructor, Secondary School Teacher, Social Worker, Teacher Aide, Television Presenter, Clinical Physiologist, Physician, Surgeon, Counsellor, Midwife, Psychotherapist, Career Consultant, Dental Assistant, Podiatrist, Chiropractor, Medical Laboratory Scientist, Dental Technician, Psychologist, Trainer, Community Karitāne, Community Development Worker, Oral Health Therapist, Acupuncturist, Dentist, Diagnostic Radiologist, Dietitian, Personal Trainer/Exercise Professional, Registered Nurse, Workplace Relations Adviser, Sports Coach/Official, General Practitioner, Air Force Aviator, Gynaecologist/Obstetrician, Air Force Officer, Psychiatrist, Paramedic, Early Childhood Teacher, Pathologist, Human Resources Adviser, Teacher of English to Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), Environmental/Public Health Officer, Police Officer, Army Officer, Army Soldier, Firefighter, Ranger, Professional Sportsperson, Audiologist/Audiometrist, Health and Safety Inspector, Groundsperson, Health and Safety Adviser, Biomedical Engineer, Health Promoter, Biomedical Technician, Health Services Manager, Biosecurity Officer, Health Care Assistant, Naturopath, Support Worker, Primary School Teacher, Kaiwhakaako Māori