PDHPE Masterclasses
Join us to explore the latest health and physical education research.

Keeping up with the latest research is challenging. ACHPER NSW Masterclasses explore new health and movement research with leading experts. Designed for K-12 PDHPE teachers, Masterclasses are short and interactive, allowing for collaborative conversations and sharing with like-minded PDHPE professionals.


$30 per session for non-members

Teacher Membership is only $140 p.a. Includes free masterclasses – valued at $240 p.a.  JOIN >>


  • 8 x 1.5 hour sessions each year
  • Live video conference 
  • Run after school, 3.45-5.15pm 
  • Includes 60min presentation and 30min Q&A
  • Rego: go to our events calendar or follow the links below.


Term 1 2023

Masterclass 1: Young people as mental health caregivers
Claire Goodall, Young People and Education Manager, R U OK?
Explore the role that peers play as informal care givers in mental health prevention and promotion for young people.

Masterclass 2:
Improving fitness education in schools 
Laura Alfrey, Senior Lecturer, Monash University 
Examine improved, evidence-based approaches to fitness testing and fitness education in schools.

Term 2 2023

Masterclass 3:
Embedding a broader notion of community and wellbeing

Gabrielle O’Flynn, University of Wollongong, and Dr Nicki Taylor, University of Western Sydney
Explore how a broader concept of community and its relationship to community health can shape PDHPE delivery in the future.

Masterclass 4:
Developing thinking students
Dr Kelly-Ann Parry, Lecturer, Australian College of Physical Education
Discuss how effective questioning as part of your movement lessons can help with explicit teaching of concepts, consistent assessment judgments & develop thinking students. 

Term 3 2023

Masterclass 5:
Purposeful small-sided games
Gareth Long, Director of Program Innovation & Development, Australian College of Physical Education
Adam Bunce, AFL NSW/ACT
Learn how to create purposeful small-sided games that support students to transfer and adapt strategies and tactics across football codes and other sports categories.

Masterclass 6:
Trauma-informed practice in PDHPE
Professor Karen Martin, University of Tasmania 
Explore approaches to plan lessons that are trauma-informed and psychologically safe for all.

Term 4 2023

Masterclass 7:
Body satisfaction and the influence of social media
Dr Veya Seekis, lecturer and researcher, School of Applied Psychology, Griffith University
Discuss practical strategies that are showing promise in curbing the impact of social media on body satisfaction.
26 October: Register now

Masterclass 8:
Connecting to nature and  outdoors through PDHPE
Professor Tonia Gray, University of Western Sydney
Discover the benefits of creating nature connections and how to embed outdoor and nature-based activities authentically into your PDHPE programs.
28 November 2023: Register now

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