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Sport Science and Human Performance

If you are passionate about sport, health, fitness, wellbeing and performance, a recognised qualification in Sport Science and Human Performance will open up many exciting career opportunities for you.

Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance offers a range of programmes that give you the opportunity to understand the science behind how the body works which will provide you with greater insight and the ability to get better results for your future clients or yourself.

If you are driven to help others to achieve their goals or you are an elite athlete who wants the knowledge to reach your greatest potential in competitive sport, Wintec can provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected worldwide.

Sport Science and Fitness Programmes

Careers

Strength and Conditioning Specialist are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to athlete training with the primary goal of improving athletic performance.

Helping restore function and independence to someone with a disability or problem caused by physical, neurological or other disorders is the role of a Sports Rehabilitation Specialist/ Rehabilitation Trainer. Over the course of a day you may assess and diagnose patients’ injuries or functional problems, use a range of treatments to reduce their pain and improve movement, plan and demonstrate exercises for patients to do themselves, keep a record of their progress, and educate clients on how to prevent further injury.

If the impact of nutrition on performance interests you then so will a career as a Wellbeing and Sports Nutritionist. You’ll be providing nutritional advice to maximise performance and wellbeing for athletes, sports teams, and individuals interested in fitness and health.

Sports Therapy has a variety of areas of careers, including sports massage, exercise science and kinesiology, mind and body training techniques, and sports psychology.

A Personal Trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals, and provide feedback and accountability to their clients. They also run adventure and survival training exercises so your day could see you running training classes either in the gym or outdoors, testing individual fitness levels, designing fitness programmes and looking after exercise and sports equipment.

As a Fitness Instructor you’ll be helping people improve their general fitness or train for a special event. This means your day could see you discussing clients’ goals, assessing their fitness and body types, and then designing fitness classes or individual programmes.  You’ll also be working with clients one on one, ensuring correct techniques are used and providing basic nutritional and lifestyle advice.

Outdoor Adventure and Recreation Programmes

If fresh air, adventure and the great outdoors appeal then so will a career as an Outdoor Recreation Guide and Instructor. You’ll spend your time teaching or guiding outdoor activities such as rafting, kayaking, diving, caving and tramping. Your day could also include planning programmes, risk assessment, organising safety procedures, checking equipment, running rescue practices, organising bookings, food and transport and maintaining trip logbooks.

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Shane Way talks about his experiences studying at Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance.
Postgraduate student TJ talks about his experiences studying at Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance.

Postgraduate Scholarships available for 2018

Extend your knowledge in 2018 with The Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance’s Postgraduate Scholarship, now open for applications.

The scholarship is availble to students enrolling in a Postgraduate programme at the Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance.

We'd love to have you take up this fantastic scholarship opportunity and join us in February!

Find out more about the scholarship here.

Waikato Human Performance Hub

Welcome to the new Waikato Human Performance Hub, it is a first of its kind in the Waikato- providing a one stop of multi-disciplinary services to enhance performance and wellbeing.

Our team of diverse practitioners provide the community with “state-of-the-art” sport testing, clinical testing and consulting services:

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The Coach

Wintec's Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance Blog

Run by the experts at Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, this is where you’ll find the resources to help you reach your potential. Topics about nutrition, training, injury rehab, wellness, and exercise straight from the experts are just some of the things you’ll uncover in here.

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About the Faculty

Sport and recreation brings considerable value in terms of economic benefits, health savings and social and cultural gains. 

It is estimated to contribute around $5 billion to the New Zealand economy each year – on par with the dairy industry. Research has shown that sport and active recreation resulted in gains in productivity and health benefits valued at a further $1 billion.

Our Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance offers students' qualifications in training, sport medicine, fitness, rehabilitation and sport psychology that will help them forge a career in sport science anywhere in the world.

To be internationally competitive, professional athletes rely on skilled practitioners for the latest and best scientific information and techniques. The fitness and recreation industries are becoming increasingly specialized, requiring a range of qualified professionals.

Our sports science laboratories at our Rotokauri campus in north Hamilton enable students to work alongside athletes as part of their study. Post-graduate qualifications are tailored to meet the research needs of athletes in a range of disciplines. 

We offer practical, industry-based qualifications for fitness industry professionals and expert outdoor adventure instructors. Our qualifications have been developed alongside employers to ensure students learn relevant, required skills and knowledge. We are affiliated with key sports bodies, regionally and nationally, including Sport Waikato and High Performance Sport New Zealand – both of whom are located on our Rotokauri campus.

Our staff ​are experts in their chosen fields, often practicing athletes themselves and engaged in industry research. Many are connected with regional and national sports teams in a variety of roles such as coaches, managers and nutritionists.

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Prospectus

Our prospectuses will tell you everything you need to know about Wintec. They contains information about the Wintec campus, student life and the programmes we offer.

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