University of Newcastle Students

An exciting course is now available for primary and secondary education students at the University of Newcastle, to experience the national award-winning Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered research program.

Working alongside a team of internationally regarded researchers led by Professor Philip Morgan, students become actively involved in the delivery of the program in the community and complete a course to become accredited program facilitators.

This unique course is creating widespread research impact by ensuring pre-service teachers graduate with the skills and knowledge needed to provide girls and boys with equal opportunities in physical activity for optimal physical, social and emotional development.

The guiding principles and practices of the Daughters and Dads Active and Empowered program have been embedded in the EDUC4017 course and enrollment is now available.

Here are some testimonials from previous students:

"I thought the course was amazing and so life changing... I could only imagine how life changing it would be for Dads and Daughters who participate in the program. I have so many new perspectives of the world now and such an appreciation for all of the work that I know has been going on behind the program." EDUC4017 Student, 2019

"I have never had a program that has made me so passionate about my career path and I can’t wait to start integrating everything I have learnt throughout the duration of the program, with my teaching philosophy." EDUC4017 Student, 2018


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We are looking for dads and their daughters

Are you a dad who wants to spend quality time with your daughter participating in fun physical activities, whilst learning how to improve her sport skills, confidence, self-esteem and resilience?

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