Sport and recreation

AUT is New Zealand's top university for sport science, and ranked in the top 35 in the world by the prestigious world university rankings organisations QS and the top 50 by 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.

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School sport on TV
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Associate Professor Andrew Gibbons standing in a classroom.
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Sport clubs face COVID financial pain
09 Oct, 2020
Sports clubs connected to NZ’s most traditional codes report being “hit hard” by the impact of COVID-19 according to the 2020 National Sport Club Survey.
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.
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Eating healthy is hard on a Covid budget
24 Sep, 2020
More of us are now facing food insecurity - with children, Pacific peoples and Māori the most impacted, writes Emeritus Professor Elaine Rush.
Associate Professor Andrew Gibbons standing in a classroom.
ECE positive for social outcomes
23 Sep, 2020
New research has found that children who attend ECE have fewer emotional difficulties and better peer relations, but are more prone to common illnesses.
Updated the Wellington Phoenix
Wellington Phoenix partnership
17 Sep, 2020
AUT partners with the Wellington Phoenix on sport education
 
 
 
 
 
 
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School of Sport and Recreation
AS Building, Level 1
AS104A, North Campus
90 Akoranga Drive, Northcote
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640 Great South Road
Manukau, Auckland
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