Standard pathway Major - Bachelor of Sport and Recreation

Love sport and recreation, and want to study papers from across our majors? Tailor your study to your interests with the flexible Bachelor of Sport and Recreation standard pathway, and select papers from different disciplines within sport and recreation.

AUT is New Zealand’s top ranked university for sport and exercise science research, and our graduates go on to a range of exciting careers.


This is part of the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation.

Year 1

Semester 1 papers

Semester 2 papers

Plus one of:

Year 2

Plus 5 optional/elective papers from the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation or other AUT degrees.

Year 3

Courses you study this year

Plus 4 optional/elective papers

Workplace experience

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.

Recent placements included:

  • High Performance Sport New Zealand
  • AUT Millennium
  • Auckland Cricket
  • Auckland Rugby
  • Counties Rugby
  • Emirates Team New Zealand
  • Jetts
  • Les Mills
  • New Zealand Breakers
  • New Zealand Police
  • New Zealand Rugby League
  • North Harbour Rugby
  • Northern Mystics Netball
  • Secondary school sports academies
  • YMCA

This pathway prepares you for a wide range of career opportunities, depending on your interests and the papers you select.

Key features
  • Flexible – tailor your degree to your interests and career goals
  • Prepare yourself for a career in a fast-paced environment
  • Offered at the AUT North or South Campus
See yourself as
  • Energetic and passionate about sports
  • Being part of a motivated and inspirational environment
  • A key player in the exciting sport and recreation industry

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

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