Health, Physical Education and Coaching department

The Health, Physical Education and Coaching department is part of sport and recreation at AUT.

Health, sport and physical activity remain at the heart of New Zealand's wellbeing. The study of health and physical education at AUT focuses on the integration of hauora, health promotion and the socio-ecological aspects that underpin the philosophy of health and physical education in New Zealand schools.

Research in sport and recreation

We believe in high-quality research that has impact, and have world-class researchers and research strengths across sport and recreation.

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Resources for physical education teachers and coaches

To help teachers and coaches refine their teaching methods, we’ve created a number of helpful resources that can be downloaded to help you achieve the best learning outcomes.

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Scott Lewis
Samuel McKenzie
Damian Tuiloma
Mike Robinson
Bruce Alison

Contact us

Denise Atkins
Senior Lecturer, Health and Physical Education
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7616

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ATH partnership release
Emeriti Professors
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NZW outcome Eroni Clarke Appointment
AUT study prompts new rugby role
08 Jul, 2020
Former All Black Eroni Clarke is NZ Rugby's first Pasifika Engagement Manager on referral of AUT’s Sport Performance Research Institute NZ (SPRINZ).
AUT professor named ISBNPA president
31 Jan, 2020
Professor Erica Hinckson has been elected as President of the International Society of Behavioral Nutrition and Physical Activity.
Healthy homework works
Healthy homework works
16 Sep, 2019
Researchers investigated the effects of a Healthy Homework implementation in primary school children.
ATH partnership release
AUT sports science delivers in the US
03 Sep, 2019
AUT pioneers US programmes with Texas-based Athlete Training and Health
Emeriti Professors
AUT appoints five Professors Emeriti
26 Jun, 2019
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has awarded the honorary title of Professor Emeritus to five senior professors.
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