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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)


Course details

  • Jul 2023
    Feb 2024
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7,809* per year
  • You may qualify for fee-free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 8
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus


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 will 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

^ 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.

Graduate profiles


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Additional information

Students will study at the Wintec Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance 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 a regional and national level, or enter further tertiary study at master's or doctorate levels.


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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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.

Students starting Semester 2 2023

Whānau morning:
Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023
Time: To be confirmed
Venue: Q Block foyer, Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus

Date: Tuesday 11 July 2023
Time: 9am-3pm
Venue: Q Block foyer, Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus

Returning students, please check your timetable below for your first day of class.

What you will need

​Please bring a pen and notebook on your first day, and we recommend that you bring a personal device that can connect to the internet (laptop, smartphone, tablet etc).

You will also need to bring ID documents for Police vetting. Please click here for more information about the Vulnerable Children's Act, the safety checking process, and what forms of ID you need to bring.

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

Tēnei te mihi mahana ki a koe e piki nei, e kake nei ki te Kuratini o Waikato.

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. The pōwhiri is a welcoming ceremony involving mihimihi (speeches), waiata (singing), and will conclude with kai timotimo (light refreshments). Please gather at the campus hubs, and a staff member will guide you through our pōwhiri.

Click here to find out when the next pōwhiri will be.

Paying for your study

Course-related costs

You will need to purchase a sports t-shirt or scrubs as part of your uniform for practical placements. Sports items are available throughout the year. Please ​check with your tutor if you need to purchase anything else.

Additional information


Purchasing textbooks

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

    New Zealand-based suppliers

    General book suppliers

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    Clinical placement

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