AUT - Postgraduate Sport and Exercise study options

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Postgraduate Sport and Exercise study options

AUT University 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 (AK3912) 60 points

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)

469010 Advanced Sport Development (30 points)
469015 Advanced Sport and Recreation Management (30 points)
589118 Contemporary Sport Coaching (30 points)

Contact details and paper information sheets

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise (AK3911) 120 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.

  • 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 2 research papers from:

589125 Integrative Research (15 points)
589124 Qualitative Research II (15 points)
589122 Quantitative Research II (15 points)

Complete the following specialty core paper:
589635 Leadership and Management I (15 points)

And 75 points from:
589112 Practicum in Physical Conditioning** (30 points)
589113 Exercise Physiology+- (15 points)
589115 Enhancing Muscular Performance+- (15 points)
589116 Applied Human Movement Studies+- (15 points)
589118 Contemporary Sport Coaching (30 points)
589112 Practicum in Physical Conditioning (30 points)
589117 Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology (15 points)
589119 Applied Skill Acquisition in Sport (15 points)
589129 Specialist Readings (15 points)
469010 Advanced Sport Development (30 points)
469015 Advanced Sport and Recreation Management (30 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:
589690 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.

469015 Advanced Sport and Recreation Management (30 points)
489010 Advanced Sport and Recreation Marketing (30 points)

Please contact Head of Postgraduate, Prof. Mike McGuigan to discuss these postgraduate options.

You can also download an overview of the Sports Management Team

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.

What the Symbol Means 

+ 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 AUT Calendar for further details regarding Recognition of Prior Learning
** Paper available online with residential component

 

Last updated: 19-Nov-2014 10.48am

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

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