The Exercise Science and Nutrition major covers the skills to help people make healthier choices. You study approaches to lifestyle management and healthy living to prevent lifestyle-related diseases.
Exercise science and nutrition are becoming more and more important as the developed world struggles with the effects of our modern lifestyle. There’s an increasing focus on lifestyle choices, physical activity, exercise, nutrition and other factors that affect health in the community.
The Exercise Science and Nutrition major is supported by the AUT Human Potential Centre, a research centre for physical activity and nutrition based at AUT Millennium. There are great postgraduate and research opportunities after completing this major.
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This is part of the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation.
This year also includes two work placements of 30-40 hours, designed to introduce you to the workplace and help you identify where you want to complete your third-year workplace experience.
Plus two optional/elective papers.
In your third year you complete 350 to 400 hours in an organisation, which includes working on a project related to your major through the Cooperative Education papers. This takes approximately two days per week.
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