Coaching, Health and Physical Education department

The Coaching, Health and Physical Education 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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Bruce Alison
Sylvia North
Scott Lewis

Contact us

Dr Simon Walters
Head of Department
Coaching, Health and Physical Education
Phone: +64 9921 9999 ext 7022

simon.walters@aut.ac.nz

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NZW outcome Eroni Clarke Appointment
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Heat chamber
Feeling the Tokyo Heat
15 Apr, 2021
Top Kiwi athletes training for the Olympics under AUT’s Professor Andrew Kilding and other sport scientists.
GoPA_Erica
Analysis of Kiwis’ physical activity
10 Feb, 2021
A series of global report cards on physical activity shows New Zealanders increased their level of physical activity by six percent between 2015 and 2019.
School sport on TV
School sport on TV takes a toll
29 Sep, 2020
A deal to televise and live stream more secondary school sports has attracted significant debate.
Updated the Wellington Phoenix
Wellington Phoenix partnership
17 Sep, 2020
AUT partners with the Wellington Phoenix on sport education
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).
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