AUT is leading postgraduate and research in New Zealand in the diverse area of Sport and Recreation. We offer you a range of postgraduate and research opportunities, ranging from a postgraduate Certificate, right through to our world recognised doctoral degrees. Choose from the study options below:
We will provide you with the critical understanding and appreciation of sport and exercise, integrating knowledge of specific science, evidence-based practice, and relevant theoretical concepts of physical conditioning, coaching, or sports management. Click here to see your study options.
Sport & Exercise
This specialisation (under the Health programme) combines research and taught papers that focus on studying factors that affect community health and promote healthy living in the general population. Examples of study in this area include promoting physical activity, making healthy lifestyle choices and educating populations about healthy nutrition. Click here to see your study options.
The MPhil is a research-only degree, which culminates in a thesis and provides a pathway to the Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree.
The Doctor of Health Science is designed for health professionals with at least five years professional experience, and who wish to broaden their professional practice competency and expertise. It comprises papers and a research topic, which culminates in a thesis.
The PhD is the highest supervised degree that AUT offers. It is a research-only degree, which culminates in a thesis. The qualification requires the student to carry out research in a sustained investigation and which contributes to the knowledge of a specialist area. Students can start a PhD at any time.
These programmes combine sport and business study. Programmes are varying lengths and there are research and course work study options, providing you the flexibility of completing study in the faculty of Health and Environmental Sciences or the faculty of Business. Click here to see your study options.
You can also download an overview of the academic Sport and Recreation Management staff.