Master of Sport, Exercise and Health

With the Master of Sport, Exercise and Health you can advance your knowledge of the sport industry, and be involved in world-leading research in sport, exercise and health.

You can specialise in coach and athlete development, outdoor learning, physical activity and nutrition, sport leadership and management, or strength and conditioning. You can also complete this master’s degree through a flexi pathway by choosing from the full range of courses available across the specialisations.

At the heart of the programme is the dissertation, which enables you to research a topic of your interest, under the guidance of AUT’s globally renowned sport and recreation staff. The programme is flexible, and is offered as a mix of online and on-campus block courses.

Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed one of the following with a B grade average or higher:

  • Bachelor of Sport and Recreation, or equivalent; or
  • Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise, or equivalent

International student entry requirements

English language requirements

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

English language requirements

To complete the Master of Sport, Exercise and Health you need to successfully complete 180 points, including a 75-point dissertation. Your dissertation is a great opportunity to research a topic of your interest within the field of sport, exercise and health.

There’s an emphasis on Mātauranga Māori within our courses.

All courses are offered on campus and online, apart from the outdoor learning specialisation courses, which are only available on campus. Our online and flexible learning options are convenient if you live outside of Auckland or are balancing your study with work or family commitments.

Complete the following courses

And one of

And complete 60 points from

And complete a dissertation

Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Master of Sport, Exercise and Health are outlined in the Graduate Profile below.

Graduate Profile

  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Performance analyst
  • Manager of performance programme
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Study New Zealand’s most advanced sports qualifications with access to AUT Millennium – a high-performance sport facility
Quick facts
Programme code:
AK3914
Level:
9
Points:
180
Duration:
1 year full-time / part-time available
Campus:
North Campus
Online study *
Starts:
28 Feb 2022
18 Jul 2022
Fees:
Domestic
$13,436
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 180 points in 2022. The exact tuition fee will depend on courses selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2022, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
International
$58,650
  • This represents the approximate tuition fee based on a full-time workload of 180 points in 2022. The exact tuition fee will depend on courses selected and may exceed this figure.
  • Fees are subject to change year to year. If you are planning for beyond 2022, fees may vary from those stated.
  • There may also be other fees and charges you need to pay. Learn more about fees to study at AUT
  • 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.

Scholarships at AUT

* All courses are offered on campus and online, apart from the outdoor learning specialisation courses, which are only available on campus.
Shayne Taupo
Angad Marwah
Nyena Weeds Kawai
Tom Cooper
Jayson Jooste

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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