With the sport and recreation industry supporting more than 30,000 jobs in New Zealand alone ranging from sports administrators to personal trainers, your career prospects are great!
You'll spend lots of time at sport organisations and recreation centres, getting industry knowledge and making valuable contacts.
Delivered in partnership with Auckland University of Technology (AUT), this Bachelor of Sport and Recreation is a highly respected and recognised qualification which opens many doors for employment in this fast growing, diverse industry.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (from Auckland University of Technology)
|Next intake||Mar 2019 View more details|
3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
|Indicative Fees||$5,992 per year for domestic students View full fees information|
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This highly respected qualification opens the doors to employment in the exciting and diverse sport and recreation industry.
Graduates work with amateur or professional sportspeople, community recreation and health organisations, in secondary school PE departments, or for a growing range of fitness centres.
It's an exciting industry to be in because it's always changing. Sport is getting more professional and the Government is investing in community recreation and health organisations to combat the growing number of health and obesity issues facing the general population.
Graduates can work as trainers for sports teams or athletes, fitness centre instructors, health promoters or consultants, event or facility managers, sports coaches or managers, personal trainers, community recreation programmers, sports administrators, school sports co-ordinators, or school PE teachers following post-graduate training.
Potential employers include:
- Community health organisations (e.g. Heart Foundation)
- Sports organisations (e.g. BOP Rugby Union)
- Fitness centres
- Sport and recreation centres
- Local authorities
Topics you'll cover
Papers include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning.
A new paper even gives you the option of studying sport performance analysis - providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances.
You'll also enjoy field trips to the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs.
- Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
- Leadership in Sport and the Outdoors
- Sport and Exercise Science Fundamentals
- Skill Learning in Sport and Recreation
- Innovative Planning in Sport and Recreation
- Sport and Recreation in Aotearoa/New Zealand
- Contemporary Issues in Sport and Recreation
- Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
- Sport and Recreation in Society
- Industry Experience and Research
- Legal Issues for Sport and Recreation
- Applied Sports Nutrition
- Exercise Science
- Physical Activity and Health
- Plus two of:
- Human Movement Studies
- Personal Training
- Coaching Practice 2
- Sustainable Sports Event Management
- Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
- Sport and Recreation Co-operative 1 and 2
- Athletic Conditioning
- Leadership in Sport and Recreation
- Plus two of:
- Integrated Coaching Practice
- Food, Nutrition and Community Health
- Analysing Performance
|Indicative Fees||$5,992 per year for domestic students|
|Course related costs||
$130 in Year One
Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time in 2018 you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
To be admitted to an AUT University undergraduate degree, you must have university entrance. You may be granted university entrance under one of the following categories:
1. Achievement of NCEA Level 3
- (42 credits at level 3 or higher and 20 credits at Level 2 or higher)
- 14 credits in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects
- The remaining credits to achieve NCEA Level 3 may come from either achievement or unit standards
- UE numeracy - 10 credits at Level 1 or higher from specified achievement standards or three specific numeracy unit standards.
- UE literacy - 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) from:
- specific Level 2 and higher achievement standards, or specific Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira Level 2 standards, or
- two specific Level 4 English for Academic Purposes unit standards
2. Discretionary entrance
Discretionary entrance is based on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) Level 2 (or equivalent). It is available to applicants who have attained a high level of achievement in Year 12 who wish to undertake university study.
To be considered for discretionary entrance, you must be a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident, over the age of 16 years and under the age of 20. Australian applicants' most recent schooling must have been in New Zealand. Discretionary entrance is not available to international students.
You must have completed secondary schooling to at least New Zealand Year 12 level (or its equivalent overseas). Applicants who have undertaken Year 13 study beyond 01 June in any year are ineligible to apply in the same year but may be considered for mid-year admission in the following year.
An applicant will:
- by the end of Year 12 have completed four subjects at Level 2 of the NCEA (or its equivalent), each with a minimum of 14 credits and a grade average of at least 60 and include some merit and/or excellence credits, AMD
- have met the literacy and numeracy standards required for university entrance (or their equivalents), AND
- obtain a recommendation from their school principal or other suitable person, AND
- be required to attend, if necessary, an interview with a programme advisor for the relevant programme of study.
All applicants for discretionary entrance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
3. Admission at entrance level (ad eundem statum)
You'll be considered for ad eundem statum admission if you:
- have successfully completed a recognised foundation programme, or other recognised tertiary qualification / study of at least 120 points (in one course of study) at Level 3 or above
- have qualifications from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution deemed by the university to be sufficient for entry into an undergraduate degree course.
You'll be required to supply an official academic transcript with your application.
4. Special admission
If you do not hold a university entrance qualification, but are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident and have attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which the course starts, you may apply for special admission.
The full entry section can be found on the AUT web site.
You’ll be invited to an information meeting prior to Toi Ohomai offering you a place. This is your opportunity to find out more about the course content and to make sure you're on the most appropriate course for your career aspirations and current level of experience.
Historically the Tauranga delivered diploma that led to the AUT degree has been oversubscribed. As a result all applicants are required to attend an interview.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
|Rotorua||Mokoia Campus||Monday, 4 March 2019|
|Tauranga||Windermere Campus||Monday, 4 March 2019|
- 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
Further Study Options
Courses Currently Under Development at Toi Ohomai, or Offered at Other Institutions
Academic exit routes from the Sport and Recreation degree are extensive. Close links are traditionally set up with:
- AUT postgraduate study
- University of Waikato postgraduate study
- University of Waikato Graduate Diploma in Teaching
- Bethlehem Tertiary Institute Graduate Diploma in Teaching