Physical Activity, Nutrition and the Outdoors department

The Physical Activity, Nutrition and the Outdoors department is part of sport and recreation at AUT.

AUT's outdoor education programme enables graduates to work in many fields, like teaching in schools, working in outdoor pursuit centres, as adventure tourism operators, or working in adventure tourism management.

Undergraduate study in Physical Activity, Nutrition and the Outdoors will give you a solid grounding in this area.

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.

More about our research

Industry associations

AUT has access to the following outdoor facilities to provide students with ‘hands-on’ learning and work experience.

  • MERC (Marine Education and Recreation Centre)
  • Tihoi Venture school

Contact us

Matt Barker

Assoc Prof Scott Duncan
Head of Department
Physical Activity, Nutrition and the Outdoors
Phone:  +64 9 921 9999 ext 7678

scott.duncan@aut.ac.nz

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AUT partners with the Wellington Phoenix on sport education
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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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Tweens see family and friends as the surest way towards wellbeing
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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.
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Healthy homework works
16 Sep, 2019
Researchers investigated the effects of a Healthy Homework implementation in primary school children.
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