sports science

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

SC9501

Course Details

  • Feb 2018
    Jul 2018
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 per year
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

If you’re passionate about understanding how the human body works and how to get the most out of it to achieve the best results in elite performance or health and well being, then this is the programme for you. 

You’ll learn the skills and knowledge to become a well-rounded practitioner of sport and exercise science; this includes physical education, coaching, exercise physiology, sport nutrition, sport psychology, biomechanics, sport rehabilitation and personal training.

You’ll get the practical experience you need with a focus on elite performance or health and wellness.

You’ll learn alongside respected industry professionals and have access to the same state-of-the-art sport testing and consulting facilities used by national and international athletes.

Programme Content

You will study: 
Year 1 - Compulsory core

Year 2 - Core and optional modules (you will choose 7 elective modules)

Year 3 - Optional modules

All third year students will total 70 hours practical experience in their specific areas of interest. These hours may be accrued by placements at local gymnasiums, working with clients for injury rehabilitation, nutrition, physical conditioning and performance assessment and improvement. You will also have the opportunity to undertake research projects with clients and work alongside respected industry professionals.

Entry Criteria

NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:

  • 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and
  • Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  • Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above).

    OR
  • A minimum of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects (15 credits per subject) including English and a Science subject or Physical Education; and
  • A minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pāngarau on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF); and
  • A minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori, 4 credits of which must be in Reading and 4 credits in Writing. 

    OR

An equivalent or relevant level 4 qualification as approved by the Team Manager or delegated authority.

Special admission may be granted to applicants aged 20 years or above who do not meet standard admission requirements but whose previous life and work experience indicates they may have a reasonable chance of success in the programme.​​

Career Opportunities

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science may lead to employment in a wide range of areas within the sport science, health and fitness, and education sectors including local and regional sports organisations, health and fitness centres, community health, personal and team fitness training, and P.E. teaching.

Application Process

1. Check that you meet the entry criteria.

2. Submit your Application to Enrol form as well as complete this form.

Identification checking

Candidate must also provide with their application:

  • A primary identification document (original birth certificate,  ( NZ full birth certificate that is issued on or after 1 January 1998 and that carries a unique identification number. Note: if the birth certificate was issued before 1998 it can be verified by a Justice of the Peace. ) passport, citizenship certificate, NZ certificate of identification or a NZ firearms licence); AND
  • A second form of official identification that shows the claimed identity is used in the community (driver licence, HANZ 18+ card or IRD number); AND
  • One of the two forms of identification must be photographic, verified in person against the candidate.

3. Receive acknowledgement of your application

4. Application outcome - You will receive a letter advising you of the outcome of your application

5. Confirmation of entry - You will be sent a letter of offer - you need to sign and return the letter to accept your place.

Scholarships

Need some financial help? If you intend on studying this programme you can apply for a Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance Scholarship. More information and applications forms are available at www.wintec.ac.nz/scholarships.

Pathways

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Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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