Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science incorporating Graduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science (Level 7)
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 will learn
This graduate diploma is comprised of one compulsory and seven elective modules totalling a minimum of 120 credits. Each candidate's final module selection must be signed-off by our programme coordinator, prior to enrolment.
View programme modules
(compulsory module for Graduate Diploma)
|Module code||Module name||Level||Credits||Stream||Pre-requisites|
|SPHP710B||Research Topics in Sport and Exercise Exercise||7||30||Both|
|Module code||Module name||Level||Credits||Stream||Pre-requisites|
|SPHP504||Exercise Programming and Design||5||15||Human Performance Science|||
|SPHP508||Lifestyle, Nutrition and Health||5||15||Both|||
|SPHP604||Advanced Programming and Design||6||15||Both||SPHP504|
|SPHP701||Assessment and Rehabilitation of Injury||7||15||Clinical Exercise|
|SPHP702||Advanced Sport Coaching||7||15||Human Performance Science||SPHP602|
|SPHP703||Physiological Preparation for Sport||7||15||Human Performance Science|||
|SPHP711||Clinical Exercise Physiology||7||15||Clinical Exercise|||
|SPHP714||Scientific Principles of Strength and Conditioning||7||15||Human Performance Science|
|Any other approved 15 credit module||5, 5 or 7||15|
* 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.
The Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science may lead to employment as an exercise consultant, exercise therapist or a rehabilitation coach.
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.
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.
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.
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.
To check what you need to gain entry to a course, review the entry criteria available on each programme page. These assist you in understanding what qualifications or experience are typically required to gain entry. You can contact our team at email@example.com or 0800 2 Wintec at any time for further guidance.
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 July 2022
Date: Tuesday 12 July 2022
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, 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.
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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.
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Paying for your study
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
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