Sport and recreation

AUT is New Zealand's top university for sport science, and ranked in the top 30 in the world by the prestigious world university rankings organisations QS and ARWU (Academic Ranking of World Universities). Our courses are developed through world-leading research and input from top industry partners.

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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Sport and recreation facilities

AUT is New Zealand’s leading sports university – we have excellent gyms and sport centres, offering group exercise classes and personal training services. AUT Millennium is our world-class sports training and research facility.

Lululemon Internz
AUT Millennium front
AUT group at the ISBNPA conference
Emeriti Professors
Lululemon Internz
Fruitful internships for great graduates
22 Aug, 2019
Three great AUT graduates have had their contracts extended from internships after impressing their employers at Lululemon in Vancouver.
Sport must better support players
05 Aug, 2019
Athlete development must better support Pacific and indigenous players, argues Sierra Keung from AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation.
AUT Millennium front
Student success: From the NHL to AUT
12 Jul, 2019
The reputation of AUT’s Sports Performance Research Institute led Paul Goodman to travel to NZ to undertake his PhD in post-concussion brain function.
AUT group at the ISBNPA conference
AUT to co-host ISBNPA conference in 2020
26 Jun, 2019
Staff from the School of Sport and Recreation have helped win the bid to host a conference dedicated to behavioural nutrition and physical activity.
Emeriti Professors
AUT appoints five Professors Emeriti
26 Jun, 2019
Vice-Chancellor Derek McCormack has awarded the honorary title of Professor Emeritus to five senior professors.
Matthew Kritz
Dave Williams
Jessica Yeoman
Jake Candy
Erika Ikeda

Top 100 Sports-related subjects

Contact details

Contact us online
Phone 0800 AUT UNI (0800 288 864)

School of Sport and Recreation
AF Block, Level 2, North Campus
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
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