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
Theresa Hill
Jake Candy
Dave Williams

Contact us

Matt Barker

Matt Barker
Stream Leader, Outdoors
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 7147

matt.barker@aut.ac.nz