Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise

Already have a degree and are interested in sport and recreation? With the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise you develop the skills to further your career in as little as one year.

If you have a degree in another field or considerable professional experience in sport, recreation or health and want to gain a further qualification, the Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise is a great option. It's particularly suited to those looking for a pathway into the sport and recreation industry.

The School of Sport and Recreation is home to experts in coaching, exercise science and nutrition, health and physical education, leadership and management, and outdoor education. You learn from expert academic staff and can choose from a wide range of courses from the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation. We will guide you in your choice of suitable courses.

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Minimum entry requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree OR relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the Dean (or representative) to be equivalent to a degree.

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

  • IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with all bands 6.0 or higher; or equivalent

English language requirements

You must complete at least 120 points, including 75 points from level 7 Bachelor of Sport and Recreation courses.

Depending on your existing knowledge and interest areas, you may have to take additional courses to meet prerequisite requirements for specific pathways.

Bachelor of Sport and Recreation

Srikanth Sanka
James Walsham
Pareura Katoa (PJ)
Quick facts
Programme code:
1 year full-time / part-time available
North Campus
South Campus
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
$8,165 - $8,218 (for 120 points)
($7,091 - $7,144 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
$38,074 (for 120 points)
($37,000 tuition fees + $1074 student services levy)
  • Fees shown are based on a full-time workload for the points indicated next to the fee. The exact fee charged will depend on which courses you select at the time of enrolment.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for study beyond the current year, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay.
  • International students' tuition fees reflect the full cost of tuition. Domestic students' tuition fees are less due to a proportion of the tuition fees being funded by the New Zealand Government.

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