Management major: Bachelor of Sport and Recreation
Student Profile – Chonaire Huriwai
Being able to get industry experience while studying makes AUT stand out from other universities, says Chonaire Huriwai, a final-year Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Sport and Recreation student. Read more of Chonaire's story.
The sports field is not like a traditional business, and neither are the management skills required. With the large number of professional athletes, sports organisations, facilities and events in New Zealand, people with specialist business skills applicable to the sport and recreation sector are in high demand.
This sports management major will help you develop expertise in the areas of management, marketing, facilities and events management, sponsorship, sports development, high-performance sport, leadership, law and finance. These skills will open doors, both locally and internationally. You will be taught by staff who have international and national experience and you will be given opportunities to work with local sporting bodies and events.
Below is a summary only. For a comprehensive overview of this qualification, please refer to the Academic calendar.
Semester 2 papers
515205 Sport and Recreation Marketing
Plus three optional papers
Core papers (across all Bachelor of Sport and recreation majors)
516001 Industry Experience and Research
516023 Legal Issues for Sport and Recreation
516557 Sport and Recreation in Society
Sport Management papers
516011 School and Community Sport
516028 Sustainable Sports Event Management
516049 Financial Management for Sport and Recreation
Plus two optional papers.
Year 3 papers
You complete two management papers:
517035 Sport and Recreation Communications
517036 Leadership in Sport and Recreation
You will also select other approved optional papers from the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation or elective papers from the Bachelor of Business to complement this major.
In your third year you also undertake a major cooperative education placement which takes approximately two days per week throughout your third year. Recent placements included Counties Manukau Sport, New Zealand Cricket, New Zealand Rugby League, Athletics New Zealand, Halberg Disability Sport Foundation, Northern Arena, Touch North Harbour, Hockey New Zealand, New Zealand Breakers, New Zealand Rugby Union, school sports departments and many, many others.
- Community events coordinator
- Director of sports
- Sports and events manager
- Marketing services manager
- Programme coordinator
- Sales and marketing executive
- School sports coordinator
- Sponsorship manager
- Sport and leisure facility manager or coordinator
- Sport development manager
- Sports sponsorship coordinator
Other majors in Bachelor of Sport and Recreation
- Health and Physical Education
- Outdoor Education
- Physical Activity and Nutrition
- Sport and Exercise Science
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Postgraduate pathways - Sport & Exercise
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.