Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Honours)

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NEW programme - starts 27 Feb 2017

The Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Honours) is aimed at high-achieving students in the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation who want to advance their skills and make their CV stand out.

Research skills are highly valued in the sport and recreation sector and this programme can lead to a range of exciting careers. It can also serve as a direct pathway into the PhD programme. The Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Honours) draws on papers from AUT's Master of Sport and Exercise and Master of Health Science.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK3913
Level: 8
Points: 120 (includes a 45-point dissertation)
Duration: 1 year full-time / 3 years part-time
Venue: North Campus (some papers are delivered online)
Start date: 26 Feb and 16 July 2018

Minimum entry requirements

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation with a B+grade average or higher in level 7 papers in the selected subject area for this degree, or equivalent.

An applicant's course of study must be approved by the Dean (or representative) prior to enrolment. 

Structure and content

You complete a research methods paper and advanced papers relevant to your discipline. You also undertake a supervised research dissertation in a specific area of sport and recreation.

You complete:

HEAL817 Leadership and Management I (15 points)
HEAL811 Integrative Research (15 points)

And one of:

HEAL808 Quantitative Research II (15 points)
HEAL810 Qualitative Research II (15 points)

And 30 points from:

SPEX805 Performance and Movement Analysis
SPEX802 Physical Activity and Health Promotion (30 points)
HPRM801 Nutrition and Health Promotion (30 points)

SPSC802 Practicum in Physical Conditioning (30 points)
SPEX803 Exercise Physiology (15 points)
SPSC803 Enhancing Muscular Performance (15 points)
SPSC804 Applied Human Movement Studies (15 points)
SPEX804 Applied Exercise and Sport Psychology (15 points)
SPOR801 Contemporary Sport Coaching (30 points)
SPSC805 Applied Skill Acquisition in Sport (15 points)
HEAL816 Special Topic (15 points)
SPEX801 Applied Nutrition and Exercise Science (15 points)
SPMG801 Advanced Sport Development (15 points)
SPMG802 Advanced Sport Leadership and Management (15 points)
SPMG803 Advanced Sport Marketing (15 points)
SPMG804 Advanced Sport Event Management (15 points)

And:
HEAL805 Dissertation (45 points)

Or other approved postgraduate papers.

Further postgraduate studies


Career opportunities

  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Performance analyst
  • Manager of performance programme

Last updated: 12-Sep-2017 11.52am

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