Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science.xml Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

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Entry Requirements

Minimum requirement

Bachelor of Applied or Health Science or equivalent in any field excluding Sports and Exercise Science. If English is not your first language, IELTS 6.5 Academic (no lower than 6.0 reading/writing, 7.0 listening/speaking).

Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification.

Detailed requirements

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Duration

The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification.

Tuition Fees

Student fees

Annual: - Total Qualification:
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Government tuition subsidy

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Total

Annual: - Total Qualification:
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Student Success

Successful course completion -

The percentage of students who successfully completed courses towards this qualification last year.

National Graduates Outcomes

3 years after completion

Earnings -

(lower quartile, median, upper quartile)
The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. The upper and lower quartile values represent the one quarter point and three quarters point for earnings. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range.

In employment -

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In further study -

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Content

This programme enables graduates to work with individuals and organisations to achieve identified outcomes in sports psychology, biomechanics and exercise physiology, and sporting excellence at all levels. This is a blended delivery programme, meaning it can be delivered either on campus or remotely.

In this programme you will gain a greater understanding of performance in athletic events through modelling, simulation and measurement. There is a strong focus on sports psychology, investigating psychological factors can affect performance. You will also learn about exercise physiology, the responses and adaptations of the human body to a wide range of physical exercise conditions, and the mechanisms by which exercise can reduce or reverse disease progression.

Our experienced tutors will increase your understanding of sports and biomechanics, looking at the internal and external forces acting on the human body and the effects produced by these forces. The programme will also focus on the psychology of sports excellence. You will have significant study time for applied research, research projects and work placements.

Credit recognition

Credit recognition is available for this programme; if you have related skills, knowledge and/or experience, it may count towards part or even all of the qualification.

To learn more about credit recognition please see our Centre For Assessment of Prior Learning.

Programme structure

To complete this Graduate Diploma you are required to complete a minimum total of 120 credits. Please browse the guide below to view the course options currently available within this qualification.

Core courses
Elective Courses

To be a full time student you need to maintain a workload of 120 credits per year. We recommend you talk with us to ensure you choose electives to benefit your future career.

Entry requirements

Academic requirements
  • A Bachelor of Applied or Health Science or equivalent in any field excluding Sports and Exercise Science or equivalent.

Alternative requirements
Additional requirements
  • If your degree was completed more than five years ago you must also have current relevant work experience.

English requirements
  • If English is not your first language you may also be required to provide evidence of your English language skills. If you have no evidence of your English language skills and are a New Zealand citizen or permanent resident, us for an assessment.

    • For acceptable alternatives, including NCEA, refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.

OVERALL IELTS REQUIREMENTS

6.5 ACADEMIC

SPEAKING

7.0

READING

6.0

WRITING

6.0

LISTENING

7.0
Acceptable Alternatives Chart

Selection criteria

Applicants who meet the requirements for admission are accepted into the programme in the order their applications are received.

PROGRAMME CODE: CH4043
LEVEL: 7
CREDITS: 120
COMMENCES: February. July start may be available, please enquire.
APPLICATION DUE:
Domestic: Received all year, before 30 November
International: 20 January for February start
ANNUAL FEES:
Domestic: $6,400 - $7,100
International: $21,700
LOCATION: Christchurch - Madras Street
PART-TIME AVAILABILITY:
ADDITIONAL COSTS: $500 approximately for textbooks per year, travel to work placements

Next steps

To apply for this programme please:

  • complete an Admission and Enrolment form or an international application form and send it back to us.

Your on-the-job experience may count towards part or even all of this qualification. To learn more, our .

Application documents

Career opportunities

The Graduate Diplomas are designed to extend the current knowledge or add new knowledge for undergraduate students from a range of science and health related disciplines. On completion of this programme graduates could progress to a variety of roles related to sports & exercise science. For example, working for a professional sporting franchise, sports national body, clubs (or a collection of clubs) as a consultant, self-employed, a researcher, or teaching.

Study pathways

Graduates could study postgraduate level in sports and exercise science though to PhD level.

Recommended school subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education
  • Science