Postgraduate Sport and Exercise study options

AUT offers postgraduate qualifications in sport and exercise. There is a range of focus areas within this discipline for people in the area of health and sports who wish to extend their knowledge, advance their career, or pursue research study in a specific subject area.

Below is a summary only. Detailed information sheets for each paper can be downloaded or printed from the More Information web page.

For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic Calendar.

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise

Programme code: AK3912
Level:
8
Points:
60
Duration:
Maximum of 2 years
Venue:
North Campus (some papers are also available at the South Campus or AUT Millennium)
Starts:
27 February and 17 July 2017

The PgCertSp&Ex provides you with a critical understanding and appreciation of sport and exercise science, integrating knowledge of specific science, industry guidelines in assessment, evidence-based practice and programming, and relevant theoretical concepts of physical conditioning practice. The programme comprises 15 point and 30 point papers, which may contribute 60 points towards a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise or Master of Sport and Exercise.

You complete 60 points from the following papers:
SPSC801 Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology (15 points)
SPEX802 Physical Activity and Health Promotion (30 points)
HPRM801 Nutrition and Health Promotion (30 points)
SPEX803 Exercise Physiology (15 points)
SPSC803 Enhancing Muscular Performance (15 points)
SPSC804 Applied Human Movement Studies (15 points)
SPSC805 Applied Skill Acquisition in Sport (15 points)
SPEX805 Performance and Movement Analysis (15 points)
SPEX806 Contemporary Coaching Practice (15 points)
SPEX801 Applied Nutrition and Exercise Science (15 points)
SPMG801 Advanced Sport Development (15 points)
SPMG802 Advanced Sport Leadership and Management (15 points)
SPMG803 Advanced Sport Marketing (15 points)
SPMG804 Advanced Sports Event Management (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
MAOH801 Te Rangahua Hauora Maori - Maori Health Research Practice (15 points)

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise

Programme code: AK3911
Level:
8
Points:
120
Duration:
Maximum of 3 years
Venue:
North Campus (some papers are also available at the South Campus or AUT Millennium)
Starts:
27 February and 17 July 2017

The PgDipSp&Ex provides you with a critical understanding and appreciation of sport, exercise and science, integrating knowledge of specific science, industry guidelines in assessment, evidence-based practice and programming, and relevant theoretical concepts of physical conditioning practice. In addition, entrepreneurship and creative thinking in leadership, ethical underpinnings to management and governance, and development of the knowledge and skills required to perform research using statistical methods are investigated.

You need to complete a total of 120 points to complete this programme, including 45 points of core papers and 75 points chosen from a selection of other papers from a variety of focus areas. It provides the foundation coursework for those that choose to advance to a Master of Sport and Exercise.

  • Leadership and management
  • Quantitative or qualitative research methods
  • Exercise physiology
  • Enhancing muscular performance
  • Physical activity and health promotion
  • Applied sport biomechanics
  • Applied sport and exercise physiology
  • Nutrition and health promotion
  • Coaching practice
  • Physical conditioning practice
You complete 30 points from the following papers:
HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)
MAOH801 Te Rangahua Hauora Maori - Maori Health Research Practice (15 points)

Complete the following specialty core paper:
HEAL817 Leadership and Management I (15 points)

And either:
SPEX805 Performance and Movement Analysis (15 points)
SPEX806 Contemporary Coaching Practice (15 points)

And 45 points from:

HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
HEAL815 Specialist Readings (15 points)
MAOH802 Taunga a Mahi Hauora Maori - Maori Health Practice (30 points)
HPRM801 Nutrition and Health Promotion (30 points)
SPEX802 Physical Activity and Health Promotion (30 points)
SPSC801 Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology (15 points)
SPEX801 Applied Nutrition and Exercise Science (15 points)
SPEX803 Exercise Physiology (15 points)
SPSC803 Enhancing Muscular Performance (15 points)
SPSC804 Applied Human Movement Studies (15 points)
SPSC805 Applied Skill Acquisition in Sport (15 points)
SPSC802 Practicum in Physical Conditioning (30 points)
SPMG801 Advanced Sport Development (15 points)
SPMG802 Advanced Sport Leadership and Management (15 points)

SPMG803 Advanced Sport Marketing (15 points)

SPMG804 Advanced Sports Event Management (15 points)

Contact details and paper information sheets

Master of Sport and Exercise (AK3910) 240 points

The MSp&Ex builds on prior coursework and provides you with an opportunity to conduct an applied research investigation in a relevant area, equivalent to one year of full time study.

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise papers (120 points)

And:
HEAL999 Thesis (120 points)

Those students interested in sport and recreation management may undertake specialist papers within the Business School programmes.

Physical Activity and Nutrition

The Postgraduate Physical Activity and Nutrition specialisation is offered under the Health Programme - Health Science in Physical Activity and Nutrition.

Sport and Recreation Management

Sport and Recreation Management papers are available in programmes from both the Faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences and the Faculty of Business and Law.

Please contact Head of Postgraduate, Nigel Harris, Senior Lecturer to discuss these postgraduate options. Master of Business (Sport Management), please contact Associate Professor Lesley Ferkins.

Doctor of Health Science

The Doctor of Health Science (DHSc) is designed for health professionals with at least five years’ professional experience who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises of papers and research development, which culminates in a thesis.

Doctor of Philosophy

The Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree is undertaken by research only. There is no compulsory coursework involved. The PhD is an advanced postgraduate degree that is particularly suitable for students wishing to pursue an academic or research career. A successful candidate will make a significant original contribution to the body of knowledge in relation to a contemporary issue in health and environmental research. Students will have supervisors to guide and advise them, with one assigned as the primary supervisor.

Notes:

1) Papers may be delivered in a range of formats including on-campus block courses or online. Individual papers may not be offered every year.

2) A postgraduate certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a postgraduate diploma.

3) Some papers may also be available at the AUT South Campus or AUT Millennium.

Last updated: 14-Feb-2017 10.29am

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.