Study sport and recreation

Study sport and recreation with us, and you’ll learn at one of the world's best universities for sport science, ranked in the top 39 globally by the Shanghai Ranking (Academic Ranking of World Universities) and top 41 by QS.

You have access to world-class facilities, high-achieving academics and researchers, and workplace experience with some of the biggest names in the sport and recreation sector. Our graduates shape successful careers in many fields – they work with elite athletes, manage events, help people make healthier lifestyle choices, and set up their own businesses. Join us and this could be you.

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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Lesley Ferkins honoured by SMAANZ
18 Nov, 2022
Professor Lesley Ferkins has been named the Sport Management Association of Australia and New Zealand (SMAANZ) Distinguished Service Award winner.
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New professors and associate professors
17 Nov, 2022
AUT is delighted to announce the promotion of 15 of its academics to the position of Professor and 30 to Associate Professor.
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Record ranking for AUT
12 Oct, 2022
AUT has claimed its highest-ever place among New Zealand universities in the latest global rankings.
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Kiribati Language Week 2022
11 Jul, 2022
We’re pleased to launch our Kiribati episode of AUT’s 2022 Pacific Language Week Video series – AUT Focus on Sustainability.

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Phone 0800 AUT AUT (0800 288 288)

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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