Certificate in Sport and Recreation

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The Certificate in Sport and Recreation will give students the opportunity to gain skills and knowledge for further study or for their future career. The certificate is a fast entry for Year 13 students who did not get UE at school to staircase into the degree. Build up skills of academic writing, computer literacy and time management, while also developing coaching, goal setting and team work skills along with communication skills.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK3761
Level: 4
Points: 60
Duration: 1/2 year full-time / 1 year part-time
Venue: North Shore Campus
Starting date: 20 July 2015 / 29 February 2016

AUT University encourages early application. This qualification will remain open until all places have been filled.

Entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 13

Selection criteria

  • Interview may be required
  • Two references
  • Statement letter of intent
  • Addendum (This is usually in the form of a written commentary which may list reasons for choosing the course of study, related experience and/or understanding of the career choice)

English language requirements
Students for whom English or Maori is not their first language are required to provide evidence of an IELTS score of 5.5 overall (academic module) with all bands 5.0 or higher (or equivalent) before they can enrol into the Certificate in Sport and Recreation.

For students who do not have the required level of English language skills, the School of Sport and Recreation and AUT International House have joined in partnership to provide the Certificate in English for Academic Study

What this qualification covers

There are four papers that make up this certificate:
  • 514002 Introduction to Managing and Quality Service - will equip you with the skills required to assist with the management and supervision of quality recreation and sporting activities.
  • 514008 Exercise Foundations - involves the study of basic human anatomy and physiology and the principles of training and nutrition within the context of exercise.
  • 514009 Sport, Health and Lifestyle - examines the relationship between sport, physical activity, health and lifestyle and introduces you to concepts of wellness.
  • 515105 Communication and Group Instruction - consists of lectures and workshop sessions through which you will learn how to communicate professionally within the sport and recreation industry. The lectures and workshops will focus on principles of communication applicable to the sport and recreation industry, particularly within group instruction.

Further study - this programme can prepare you for:


Last updated: 27-Jul-2015 10.22am

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