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.

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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Sustainable food
School sport on TV
Updated the Wellington Phoenix
NZW outcome Eroni Clarke Appointment
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Sustainable food
Students focus on sustainable food
27 Oct, 2020
Around 50 students within the School of Sport and Recreation spent Semester 1 thinking, writing and studying food and nutrition.
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).
Tweens
How adolescents define well being
03 Mar, 2020
Tweens see family and friends as the surest way towards wellbeing
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