Course code: #AK3521
AUT's coaching degree prepares you for a coaching career in sport, recreation, health and physical education, and the growing area of coach development.
Coaching is an exciting and rewarding area of sport in New Zealand. Coaches work with athletes of all skill levels, from beginners to high-performance athletes, and there’s a large number of coaching positions available in the areas of performance analysis and performance sports.
Develop the skills to become a top coach. You gain a sound understanding of the coaching process, and work with athletes of different skill levels through your workplace experience.
There’s strong input from the university industry partners, including Aktive Auckland Sport and Recreation, national and regional sport organisations and clubs; primary, intermediate and secondary schools, and regional sports trusts.
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 courses. This takes approximately two days per week.
Recent placements included: Vodafone Warriors, Kelly Sports, Northern Football Federation, Aktive Auckland, SoccerPlusNZ and Rangitoto College.
1_ All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.
India: Indian applicants must have completed one of the following:
2_ Applicants must be capable of meeting the Children's Act 2014 requirements, including police clearance
Consider starting with the university Certificate in Sport and Recreation.
If you don’t have the academic qualifications needed for direct entry into an AUT programme, you can enrol in a foundation programme.
If you successfully complete the foundation programme and the get the required grades, you are guaranteed entry into an appropriate AUT programme.
AUT has established a partnership with NCUK, enabling you to study at a NCUK Study Centre in your home country, and then come directly into your chosen AUT degree.
COVID-19 situation: additional English tests accepted for 2021 and 2022
If you do not meet the English language requirements for entry into an AUT programme, you can study English here.
AUT International House is an English language school next to the AUT City Campus. It is part of AUT and offers a range of qualifications, including GIE – the AUT university entrance and preparation programme.
On-campus academic English courses (GIE and IELTS Full-time) at International House:
The GIE programme prepares you for entry into most AUT programmes (some health and education programmes require IELTS).
IELTS 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 in Reading and Writing and no less than 5.0 in Speaking and Listening
There is a different entry requirement for each level of the IELTS course.
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