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Related subjects – health education, physical education and home economics

The learning area of health and physical education encompasses three different but related subjects: health education, physical education, and home economics. These subjects share a conceptual framework and achievement objectives to develop knowledge and skills that inspire and challenge learners to contribute positively to the well-being of individuals, groups, and society.

In health education, students develop their understanding of the factors that influence the health of individuals, groups, and society: lifestyle, economic, social, cultural, political, and environmental factors.

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In physical education, the focus is on movement and its contribution to the development of individuals and communities.

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In home economics, students develop an understanding of the factors that influence the well-being of individuals and families within the home and community and of the actions people take to enhance and sustain those environments.

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