Diploma in Sport and Recreation

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Develop the skills and knowledge for further studies and your future career in sport and recreation. The Diploma in Sport and Recreation is a pathway for students who completed Year 12 and want to enter a tertiary programme that helps them gain UE. It covers a broad range of skills, including coaching, programme and event management, the body's response to exercise, quality service and supervision. 

This programme is only open for applications from students who are currently studying the Certificate in Sport and Recreation.

Quick facts

Programme code: AK3246
Level: 5
Points: 120
Duration: 1 year full-time / 2 years part-time
Venue: AUT North Campus

Entry requirements

  • NCEA: 48 credits at level 2 or higher including 8 level 2 credits in any one of Classical Studies, Drama, English, Geography, Health Education, History, History of Art, Media Studies, Social Studies, Business Studies, Economics, Physical Education, Te Reo Māori, Te Reo Rangatira
  • CIE: 60 points on the UCAS Tariff including any one subject similar to the NCEA subjects above

Note: Additional selection criteria may apply. Please refer to the AUT Academic Calendar for further details.

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 Diploma 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 

You develop key skills in coaching and event management, as well as supervisory and practical industry skills.

What this qualification covers

You complete:
SPEX401 Exercise Foundations
SPOR401 Introduction to Managing and Quality Services
SPOR403 Sport, Health and Lifestyle

You also complete a selection of sport and recreation papers for your second semester of study (to make up a total of 120 points).

Career opportunities

Graduates and students of sport and recreation

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Last updated: 11-Aug-2017 11.24am

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