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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science

SC9501

Course details

  • Jul 2019
    Feb 2020
  • Three years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7149 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 7
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Students in this programme will gain the skills and knowledge to become a well-rounded practitioner of sport and exercise science. The programme includes physical education, coaching, exercise physiology, sport nutrition, sport psychology, biomechanics, sport rehabilitation, and personal training.

Students will also have the opportunity to undertake research projects with clients and work alongside industry professionals. Students will have access to the same state-of-the-art sport testing and consulting facilities used by national and international athletes.

What you'll learn

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. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake research projects with clients and work alongside respected industry professionals.

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Group A compulsory level 5 modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPHP​501Musculo-Skeletal Anatomy 515  
SPHP502Physical Literacy 515  
SPHP503Human Body Systems 1 515 
SPHP504Exercise Programming and Design​ 515  
SPHP506Human Movement Studies515  
SPHP507Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology 515  
SPHP508Lifestyle, Nutrition and Health515  
SPHP513Human Body Systems 2​
515  

Group B compulsory level 6 module

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPHP610Research Methods​
615
 

Group C elective modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPHP601Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation 615SPHP501 
SPHP602Coaching​ Pedagogy615SPHP502​ 
SPHP603Exercise Physiology 615SPHP503SPHP513​
 
SPHP604Advanced Exercise P​rogramme Design 615SPHP504 
SPHP605Outdoor Education615
 
SPHP606Biomechanical Applications in Sport and Exercise615SPHP506
 
SPHP607Sport and Exercise Physiology 615SPHP507​ 
SPHP608Sport Nutrition615  
SPHP612Motor Learning and Control615SPHP502​​ 
SPHP618Biochemistry615SPHP503​SPHP513​ 

Group D elective modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPHP701Assessment and Rehabilitation of Injury 715SPHP601 
SPHP702Advanced Sport Coaching​715SPHP602​ 
SPHP703Physiological Preparation for Sport 715SPHP603 SPHP618
 
SPHP704Applied Exercise P​rogramming715SPHP603SPHP604 
SPHP705Practicum715​Completed first 4 semesters; panel selection 
SPHP706Applied Biomechanics in Sport and Exercise715SPHP606
 
SPHP707Applied Sport and Exercise Psychology 715SPHP607​ 
SPHP708Nutrition and Metabolism in Sport715SPHP608SPHP618 
SPHP710Research Topics in Sport and Exercise715SPHP610​ 
SPHP711Clinical Exercise Physiology715  
SPHP714Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning715SPHP603​​SPHP604​​ 
SPHP715Directed Study715
 
SPHP718Community Nutrition and Health Promotion715SPHP508​​ 

Group E option

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
DFNZ701Design Factory 1730  

The 30 credit module DFNZ701: Design Factory 1 can be offered as an option within any Wintec degree programme, wherever the degree programme structures allows such an option.  Admission into the Design Factory module is on negotiation with the Centre Director or delegated authority and selection into the module is in line with the Design Factory process.

 

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
MASS501Relaxation and Wellness Massage515 SPHP501
MASS603Massage for Physical Performance615  
Modules MASS501 & MASS603 can be offered as an option within the Bachelor of Sport & Exercise Science degree programme, wherever the degree programme structure allows such an option.

Design Factory

In their third year of study, students can apply to study the 30 credit Design Factory NZ module. This experience teaches a range of problem-solving methodologies, which students will apply to a real-world challenge provided by an industry partner. Students will work in a multi-disciplinary team alongside students from engineering, business, IT, sport and exercise science, media arts, and more. 

Joining Design Factory NZ will provide students with the opportunity to learn and work in new ways, prototype solutions to complex problems, and develop their soft skills of creativity, empathy and communication - all in high-demand for the workplace of the future.

Read more about Design Factory New Zealand here.

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Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed 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, and personal and team fitness training.

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.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have:

i) NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including:
  (1) 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and
  (2) Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and
  (3) Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above);

OR

ii) 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.
  (1) In addition candidates are required to have gained a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pāngarau on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF),
  (2) plus a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori, 4 credits of which must be in Reading and 4 credits in Writing;

OR  

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

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated
nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

Safety checks

In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks. These will include but are not limited to;

  • A Formal interview
  • Referee checks
  • A police vet check
  • A risk assessment 

Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme.

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Pathways

Sport Science and Human Performance pathway diagram

Your first day

Are you ready for your first day of class? Check out your start date and where you need to be. You can also find useful information about studying at Wintec on our Welcome page.

Year 1 students, starting semester 2
Date:  10 July
Time:  9am - 3pm
Venue: Q Block - Foyer. Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus

What you will need

Please bring a pen and notebook on your first day

Bring ID documents for Police vetting.

If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children's Act or the safety checking process, you can visit https://wintec.ac.nz/VCA

Timetable information

All timetables are available via Timetable Net on our website.

How to find your way around

Parking and bus information

Both the Rotokauri and City campuses have parking available - permits are required. Learn more about parking. Find out about discounted bus services here.

Wintec pōwhiri/nau mai, haere mai

Wintec extends a warm invitation to all new students to attend a Pōwhiri to welcome the semester ahead. After formalities, light refreshments will be served in the marae dining room, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa, Wintec City Campus.

Click here to find out where and when the next Pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course related costs

Sport items are available throughout the year. Please ​ check with your tutor if you need to purchase anything.

Additional information

Booklist

Purchasing textbooks

If your programme requires you to have access to textbooks, these can be purchased through a range of suppliers listed below:

Hamilton-based supplier

  • Bennetts (Bennetts has a store operating on campus at the University of Waikato, Hamilton)

New Zealand-based suppliers

General book suppliers

First aid certificate

Health status

Uniform

Equipment

Clinical placement

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