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Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science incorporating Graduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science (Level 7)

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Course details

  • Jul 2019
    Feb 2020
  • One year
  • 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

This programme is designed for students who wish to pursue further study in the area of sport and exercise science. This programme will help students to pursue a career in the sport and exercise science area, or the programme can be used to complement a student's first degree with specific sports and exercise science knowledge and skills.

Students will be able to specialise in one of the following key pathways:

  • Strength and conditioning
  • Clinical exercise science (this pathway is REPS accredited)

Work placement and practical classes are a core part of this programme.

This programme may lead into postgraduate study including a Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science). 

What you'll learn

The Graduate Diploma is comprised of 1 compulsory and 7 elective modules totalling a minimum of 120 credits. Each candidate's final module selection must be signed-off by the programme co-ordinator, prior to enrolment.

View programme modules

Group A
(compulsory module for Graduate Diploma)

Module code Module name Level Credits StreamPre-requisites
SPHP710BResearch Topics in Sport and Exercise Exercise730Both 

Group B

Module code Module name Level Credits StreamPre-requisites
SPHP504Exercise Programming and Design515Both
SPHP508Lifestyle, Nutrition and Health515Rehab
SPHP604Advanced Programming and Design615BothSPHP504
SPHP603Exercise Physiology615PE/Coaching

SPHP503

SPHP513

SPHP702Advanced Sport Coaching 715PE/CoachingSPHP602
SPHP701Assessment and Rehabilitation of Injury715RehabSPHP601
SPHP711Clinical Exercise Physiology715Rehab
SPHP714Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning715Rehab​SHPH604
SPBS712Practicum715Both

* Not all modules may be offered within a given year.

All students will be individually mentored by the Team Manager to ensure that the modules they choose meet all academic requirements.

Career/further opportunities

The Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science may lead to employment as an exercise consultant, exercise therapist or a rehabilitation coach.

Biokinetic Clinic

Located at our Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, the Biokinetic Clinic is unique with only a handful of its kind in the country. The clinic provides a specialised exercise prescription for individuals living with chronic conditions, or those recovering muscular-skeletal injuries and provides our degree and postgraduate students real work experience in a teaching clinic that supports the professional development of Clinical Exercise Physiologists.

Having access to clients before completion of their studies gives our students real-life experience that is invaluable to their professional development. Not only will they graduate with the technical knowledge, they will also be skilled in the areas of clinical life that only comes from practice.

Entry criteria

Candidates are required to:
i) be an three year Allied Health or Physical Education related  degree graduate from a New Zealand Institution or an Approved and Accredited Institution overseas, or 
ii) be able to demonstrate appropriate equivalent practical, professional or educational experience.

Selection criteria 
a) Candidates will be required to submit supporting evidence of their qualification or a transcript from NZQA stating the equivalence of their qualification.
b)Every applicant will be required to undergo a selection interview.

Safety check
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.

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.

 

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Pathways

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:  Wednesday 10th July
Time:  9am - 2:30pm
Venue: Q Block - Foyer. Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus

Please bring a pen and paper

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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