AUT - Certificate in Sport and Recreation

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Certificate in Sport and Recreation

The Certificate in Sport and Recreation will:

  • Enable Year 13 students who have left school without University Entrance to gain a qualification that will allow them to apply for a degree programme once they graduate with the certificate.
  • Equip students with the practical and supervisory skills required to enable them to work as beginning practitioners in the sport and recreation industry.
  • Cover a range of skills including exercise science, communication skills, basic management skills and factors involved in healthy living.  

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: 3 March 2014 / 21 July 2014

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

Entry requirements

  • Completion of Year 13

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 enroll 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 a suitable course of English language study, please refer to Certificate in English for Academic Study 

What this qualification covers

The four papers that make up the Certificate in Sport and Recreation will be selected from: Exercise Foundations, Sport, Health and Lifestyle, Introduction to Managing Quality Service, Communication and Group Instruction and Introduction to Coaching Practice.  

  • The Exercise Foundations paper involves the study of basic human anatomy and physiology and the principles of training and nutrition within the context of exercise.
  • The Sport, Health and Lifestyle paper examines the relationship between sport, physical activity, health and lifestyle and introduces you to concepts of wellness.
  • The Introduction to Managing Quality and Service paper will equip you with the skills required to assist with the management and supervision of quality recreation and sporting activities.
  • The Communication and Group Instruction paper will introduce you to techniques useful to enable you to teach and instruct individuals and groups involved in various sporting and recreational activities. 
  • The Introduction to Coaching Practice paper will introduce you to the principles and practices of planning and delivering coaching sessions for primary school aged children. 


Further study - this programme can prepare you for:

Last updated: 10 Feb 2014 10:15am

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