Certificate in Sport and Recreation

sport certificate

Patrice Senio

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation in Health and Physical Education

“I had heard a lot of good feedback about AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation, and it felt like the right place to begin my studies.”

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The Certificate in Sport and Recreation is your opportunity to gain skills and knowledge for further study towards your future career. The certificate is a direct entry for Year 13 students who didn't get UE at school and want to staircase into the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. Build up skills of academic writing, computer literacy and time management, while developing coaching, goal setting, teamwork and communication skills.

Quick facts

Programme Code: AK3761
Level: 4
Points: 60
Duration: ½ year full-time / 1 year part-time
Venues: North Campus in Semester 1 and 2 / South Campus* in Semester 1
Starting date: 29 February and 18 July 2016

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

*New to the AUT South Campus for Semester 1, 29 February 2016

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 Māori 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:
  • 515105 Communication and Group Instruction - consists of lectures and workshop sessions that cover how to communicate professionally within the sport and recreation industry. The lectures and workshops focus on principles of communication, particularly within group instruction.
  • 514008 Exercise Foundations - involves the study of basic human anatomy and physiology and the principles of training and nutrition within the context of exercise.

Further study

This programme can prepare you for:



Last updated: 18-May-2016 2.02pm

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