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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)

SP0202

Course details

Summary

This programme is for those who would like to extend their undergraduate degree with specialist research skills and knowledge in sport and exercise science.

The programme is research intensive and involves papers including Advanced Research Methods (30 credits), a dissertation (60 credits) and a selected specialist area (30 credits).

Our postgraduate sports programmes focus on applied learning, are strongly industry-focused, and supported by a team of highly-skilled academic staff. Students will get to apply their learning in our purpose-built facilities. 

What you'll learn

Students are able to tailor their programme to suit their needs.

There are options in:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology Sport Coaching
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

View programme modules

Note: no value in the pre/co-requisite columns means there are no pre/co-requisites for that module.

Group A - Core compulsory modules

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
SPPG001Advanced Research Methods  30  
SPPG012Dissertation  60  

Group B - Schedule of specialist option modules
All modules listed below have an individual module credit value of 30 credits.

Module codeModule nameLevelCreditsPre-requisitesCo-requisites
SPPG002Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology 830  
SPPG003Advanced Topics in Biomechanics830  
SPPG004Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology 830  
SPPG005Advanced Topics in Nutrition 830  
SPPG006BAdvanced Sports Coaching830  
SPPG007Advanced Topics in Rehabilitation 830  
SHPG009 ^Professional Practice860Relevant postgraduate speciality course 
SPPG010Advanced Vocational Elective830 
SPPG011 #Special Topic 830 
SPPG015Clinical Exercise Physiology830  
SHPG016​Strength and Conditioning
830

 
^ Recommended to have completed a Postgraduate Specialist module.
# Candidates intending to enter the Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) programme upon completion of their Postgraduate Diploma in Exercise Science should include these modules in their programme of study.

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Additional information

Students will study at Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance which is located at the Rotokauri Campus. The laboratories are fully equipped and accredited with Sport Science New Zealand and are amongst New Zealand's best sport science facilities. Students will have access to ‘state of the art’ sport testing and consulting, as used by national and international athletes.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as a tertiary teacher, in research and sport consultancy, and more specialised roles in sport science at regional and national level, or enter into further tertiary study at Master or Doctorate level.

Disclaimers

Entry criteria

General academic admission

a) Applicants are required to have gained a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the Waikato Institute of Technology, with a grades average of B or better in the final year of full-time study (or equivalent in part-time study), and a grade of B or better in the third year research project (or equivalent); or
b) Have an equivalent undergraduate degree.

Selection criteria

a) Every applicant will attend a selection interview.
b) Where there are more applications than the number of places available, selection will be determined on the basis of:
  i) academic ability as demonstrated in the applicant’s undergraduate degree, and
  ii) prior experience in sport and exercise science.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or equivalent.

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Pathways

Please check the entry criteria for each programme to see which course is the best level for you to begin with. The entry criteria information can be found on each of the programme pages here online. You can also contact us directly to discuss the appropriate level for you at info@wintec.ac.nz.

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 1

Date: Tuesday 11 February 2020 
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.

You will need to bring ID documents for Police vetting. If you would like more information about the Vulnerable Children's Act or the safety checking process, click here

Timetable information

All Wintec timetables are available online here.

How to find your way around

Campus maps can be found here.

Parking and bus information

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

He reo pōwhiri  - Your official welcome to Wintec

You are warmly invited to attend the official welcome to Wintec for all new students, staff and whānau (family) at either our marae, Te Kōpū Mānia o Kirikiriroa or Rotokauri campus. Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

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

Prospectus (course guide)

The Wintec Prospectus (otherwise known as a course guide) outlines everything you need to know about Wintec. It contains information about the Wintec campuses, student life, and the programmes that are on offer.

Access your copy of the Wintec Prospectus

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