Sport and exercise science focuses on improving sports performance, based on anatomy, biomechanics, nutrition and physiology, fitness assessment and exercise prescription.
AUT is New Zealand’s top ranked university for sport and exercise science research, and the university graduates go on to a range of exciting careers. The Sport and Exercise Science major is supported by the Sport Performance Research Institute New Zealand (SPRINZ), based at AUT Millennium.
You investigate issues related to human movement, physical conditioning, sports and exercise nutrition, exercise prescription and assessment, movement, exercise physiology and strength and conditioning.
The university strong industry links with the high performance sport and fitness industry open up great opportunities for your workplace experience, and there are frequent visits from experts in the field.
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: High Performance Sport New Zealand, AUT Millennium, Auckland Cricket, Auckland Rugby, Counties Rugby, Emirates Team New Zealand, Jetts, Les Mills,
And New Zealand Breakers, New Zealand Police, New Zealand Rugby League, North Harbour Rugby, Northern Mystics Netball, Secondary school sports academies, YMCA.
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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