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.
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:
589113 Exercise Physiology+- (15 points)
589115 Enhancing Muscular Performance+- (15 points)
589116 Applied Human Movement Studies+- (15 points)
589117 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (15 points)
589119 Applied Skill Acquisition in Sport (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)
SPEX801 Applied Nutrition and Exercise Science (15 points)
SPEX806 Contemporary Coaching Practice (15 points)
SPEX805 Performance and Movement Analysis (15 points)
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. The programme comprises 45 points of core papers and 75 points chosen from a selection of other papers from a variety of focus areas, and provides the foundation coursework for those that choose to advance to a Master of Sport and Exercise thesis.
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)
Those students interested in sport and recreation management may undertake specialist papers within the Business School programmes.
The Postgraduate Physical Activity and Nutrition specialisation is offered under the Health Programme - Health Science in Physical Activity and Nutrition.
Please contact Head of Postgraduate, Professor Mike McGuigan to discuss these postgraduate options. Master of Business (Sport Management), please contact Associate Professor Lesley Ferkins.
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.
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.
+ Flexible learning: involves online, block course or distance learning
(subject to change).
- Paper is available online
*A postgraduate certificate must be surrendered in order to claim full credits towards a postgraduate diploma. Please refer to the Academic Calendar for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning
** Paper available online with residential component
Last updated: 29-Aug-2016 1.24pm
The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.