Physical activity and nutrition at AUT University: an overview

  • Also referred to as nutrition
AUT offers undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in physical activity and nutrition and has a dedicated research centre that focuses on all areas affecting obesity. As the developed world struggles with the effects of obesity in children and adults there is an increasing focus within our society on lifestyle choices, physical activity, nutrition and other factors that affect health in the community.

Key academic contact

Grant Schofield

Dr Grant Schofield
Professor of Public Health
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9169

Research interests and associations

The Human Potential Centre (HPC), previously known as the Centre for Physical Activity & Nutrition is a multi-disciplinary research group. Our mission is to enhance the physical health and mental wellbeing of our communities through high quality and innovative research.

The centres success in designing, implementing and evaluating diverse and relevant projects has established the HPC as a leader in New Zealand health research.

Research undertaken by the HPC helps in understanding and improving the socio-ecological determinants of health behaviours and outcomes, and translating enables cutting-edge research to be translated into teaching, community programmes, and policy. We have an excellent track record of postgraduate student success, external competitive funding, published research, and national and international recognition for our work.

Degrees and qualifications



Physical activity and nutrition

Other postgraduate qualifications

News, events and conferences

Contact us

Dr Grant Schofield
Professor of Public Health
Phone: +64 9 921 9999 ext 9169

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Last updated: 30-Mar-2016 1.37pm

The information on this page was correct at time of publication. For a comprehensive overview of AUT qualifications, please refer to the Academic Calendar.