In this ever changing world, the need for a healthy mind and healthy body is more important than ever, and there is no better place to learn this than in the Claremont College Health and Physical education department. Our diverse subject offerings cater for all learners and help to build confidence, team work, communication skills and personal health and wellbeing.

Take a kayak up the Derwent River, test your technique in the fitness centre, learn all about your body in Sport Science and be guided along your chosen pathways by passionate staff who are fully invested in building positive relationships to support your goals.



Experience all that the Tasmanian outdoors has to offer on one of our many amazing camp experiences. From the Walls of Jerusalem, Freycinet, Fortescue Bay, Bruny Island or Mt Field National Parks, the fun and teamwork experienced will stay with you for life.


Attend a variety of excursions to Unracked gym, KX Pilates, Frisbee Golf, Supa Tramp, Rock It rock-climbing, Your Path to Health exercise physiology practice and community sport and recreational facilities.


Help develop your leadership skills, communication and self confidence through junior mentoring or sports carnival support and other opportunities within our feeder primary and high schools. This always looks great on your resume for the future.


Our fitness centre is open to all students during lunchtimes and with specialist strength coaches providing expert support, you can be sure that your technique is in good hands. Guest appearances from a variety of sports coaches allow for specific student questions to be answered.


With a fully stocked and functional fitness centre, well maintained grass fields, first class rock climbing wall, full basketball gymnasium and an outdoor education shed full of kayaks, tents, jackets, wetsuits, bikes and more, we are well equipped to meet your outdoor and physical needs whatever intensity level you demand.




After a decorated playing career in the sport of Futsal, which included State and National representation, Corey Smith is currently Victorian Technical Director and Australian Men’s Team assistant coach. He has worked with the Australian Futsal Association for 16 years.

He has travelled the world with his job and his early dreams of becoming a police officer were fostered in Legal Studies at Claremont College. A change of direction occurred with enrolment in a VET Sport and Recreation course where fond memories were of fiercely competitive table tennis matches in the common room.


Brett is a retired professional cricketer who represented Australia, Tasmania, and the Delhi Daredevils in the Indian Premier League as a Fast Bowler. 

Locally, he Captain/Coached the Glenorchy Cricket Club to its first red ball premiership in more than 40 years; whilst also collecting 4 other team based premierships in a two year span: CTPL T20, Statewide T20, Kookaburra Cup (One Day) and a second red ball premiership in 2012.

Brett is a former sports columnist, exclusive to Fox Sports and ‘The Mercury’, and continues to provide words for Australian Golf Digest as a columnist/travel/feature writer.



Work on your sporting skills and fine tune your strength and conditioning in the gym and outdoors, whilst developing your knowledge of nutrition, body systems, sport psychology and exercise recovery techniques.

Athlete Development 2 Year 11 & 12 Course Guide


A fantastic course to provide a clear pathway to health and allied health areas, exercise science, physiotherapy, education and other sport related fields. Learn about the factors that influence sporting performance, including the physiological, psychological and skill acquisition components.

Sport Science – Foundation 2 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide


For students who would like to find work in the industry, or who would like to explore their passion for lifelong fitness. Students have the opportunity to experience a variety of individual, team and recreation sports and go on excursions within their local community.

Community Sport & Recreation 2 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide


Students will get a wholesome experience in the outdoors and learn how to care for themselves and others in the natural environment. The key focus is on excursions and camps, and activities include, kayaking, rock climbing, bushwalking and mountain biking. Outdoor education has a strong focus on social and emotional development.

Outdoor Education 2 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide


A practical subject which  provides students with experience leading groups outdoors. Learn planning, leadership and group management skills whilst participating in multi day hikes and excursions. Students are given a unique opportunity to explore the ways that humans interact within nature.

Outdoor Leadership 3 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide


Develop knowledge about internal and external influences on health, risk taking behaviours and explore contemporary health issues facing young people. Pathways from this subject include education, health science, community services and health, disability services and nursing.

Health Studies – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide


A subject that encompasses the physiological, psychological and skill acquisition components of human performance. It balances a theoretical focus with a range of applied practical experiences designed to allow learners to develop their skills, knowledge and understanding of issues related to the training and performance of athletes of all ages and level. It helps connect students to future learning in a range of: allied health; exercise science; human movement; and performance sport related areas

Sport Science 3 – Year 11 & 12 Course Guide



Brent graduated in 1999 with a bachelor of Human Movement. He is a personable and passionate teacher who has developed a high level of knowledge in the HPE area across 20 years of teaching. Brent is an advocate for Health and Wellbeing and has a breadth of experience across the sport and recreation industry, as a player, coach, trainer and teacher.

Brent played Australian Football for the Tasmanian Devils in the VFL and is a former senior coach of the North Hobart Football Club, where he is still involved as the current strength and conditioning coach. He has owned a small business in the fitness industry and is a reviewer for Golf Australia’s Top 100 Golf Courses. He has travelled extensively and has experience teaching overseas. Brent is excited to see the continued growth of Health and Physical Education at Claremont College.


Andrew has been teaching Health Studies for the past 3 years, having graduated from the University of Tasmania with a Bachelor of Human Movement in 2006.  After Andrew graduated, he spent 2 years teaching Health and Physical Education (HPE) in London, England, before moving back to Hobart to continue his education career. He spent 8 years at Clarence High School and was heavily involved in student wellbeing and curriculum development. 

Andrew joined Claremont College as an Assistant Principal at the beginning of 2018. He works closely with our Student Wellbeing Support Team and is an advocate that all students deserve the chance to access a great education.  Maintaining the dimensions of health is very important to Andrew, and outside of work, he can often be seen bushwalking, playing basketball, participating in CrossFit and walking his dog.

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