Postgraduate Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Health

Further your understanding of the sport sector in as little as one semester with AUT’s Postgraduate Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Health.

You can choose from a wide range of courses in coach and athlete development, outdoor learning, physical activity and nutrition, sport leadership and management, and strength and conditioning.

This programme is flexible, and is offered as a mix of online and on-campus block courses. It can serve as a pathway into the Master of Sport, Exercise and Health.

Start date: 2023

Minimum entry requirements

Must have completed one of the following or equivalent 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

You need to successfully complete 60 points to complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Health. There’s an emphasis on Mātauranga Māori within our courses.

All courses are offered via flexible learning, with online teaching and learning, as well as block courses on campus at the AUT North Campus, AUT South Campus or AUT Millennium. This is convenient if you live outside of Auckland or are balancing your study with work or family commitments.

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Skills you will develop

The outcomes for graduates of the Postgraduate Certificate in 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:
0.5 years full-time / part-time available
North Campus *
Online study
27 Feb 2023
17 Jul 2023
* All courses are predominately offered online with the exception of one of the outdoor learning specialisation courses
$5,138 (for 60 points)
($4,601 tuition fees + $537 student services levy)
$20,737 (for 60 points)
($20,200 tuition fees + $537 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.

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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