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Related subjects – health education, physical education and home economics

Three inter-connected subjects make up the learning area of HPE. 

The subjects are:

  • health education
  • physical education
  • home economics.

These subjects, which share a conceptual framework and achievement objectives, provide knowledge and skills that allow your 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. These include 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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