athlete running on treadmill while sport scientist measures output

Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

SP0203

Course details

  • Jul 2019
    Feb 2020
  • Two years
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $7149 per year
  • You may qualify for fee free study under Fees Free Policy
  • Level 9
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

This programme is designed for those who wish to extend their undergraduate degree with further specialist skills and knowledge. It is most suited to those who are wanting to continue onto a Doctoral programme or into higher level positions in the workforce.

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. 

Students will will study at Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance. 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.

What you'll learn

Students can tailor their programme to suit their needs. There are options in:

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

Thesis or paper(s) and dissertation options are also available.

View programme modules

Group A Compulsory module

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPPG001Advanced Research Methods830SPBS610 

Group B Specialist option modules

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPPG002Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology830SPBS707 
SPPG003Advanced Topics in Biomechanics830SPBS706 
SPPG004Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology 830SPBS703 
SPPG005Advanced Topics in Nutrition 830SPBS708 
SPPG006BAdvanced Sports Coaching 830SPBS702B 
SPPG007​Advance Topics in Rehabilitation830SPBS709 
SPPG009^Professional Practice 860​Relevant postgraduate speciality course 
SPPG010Advanced Vocational Elective 830 
SPPG011#Special Topic830  
SPPG015Clinical Exercise Physiology830SPBS711 
SHPG016​Strength and Conditioning
830
SPBS604​
SPBS703
 

Group C Compulsory for Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) by Dissertation

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPPG012Dissertation *8 60  
SPPG014Dissertation (Masters)9 60  

* The module SPPG012 is available to Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Honours) students.

Group D Compulsory for Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) by Thesis

Module code Module name Level Credits Pre-requisites Co-requisites
SPPG013Thesis 9 120  

^ 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.

Student profiles

Farah Mohamed

Farah Mohamed is the supervisor of Wintec's Biokinetic clinic. Farah is also completing her post graduate study in clinical exercise physiology. As an international student Farah has maximised her time here at Wintec. 

Wintec sport science student Terrina Chapman is working to reduce netball injury

Terrina Chapman

Netball is New Zealand’s most popular women’s sport, attracting more than 300,000 players each year.

The fast-paced nature of the game - which makes it so thrilling to play and watch – also means that ankle injuries are exceptionally common, with at least 500 Accident Compensation Corporation (ACC) claims received each year for ankle injuries that occur during outdoor netball alone.

Wintec Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) student, Terrina Chapman, is hoping her research will help reduce the number of ankle-related injuries in the game. Read more.

Career/further opportunities

The Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) may lead to employment as a tertiary teacher, research and sport consultant, or an individual and team sport trainer and conditioner.

Upon completion of this programme further tertiary study at Doctorate level can be undertaken.

Entry criteria

General academic admission

Applicants are required to have gained:

  • an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science (or an undergraduate degree considered equivalent by the Sport and Exercise Science Programme Committee), with a grades average of B or better in the final year of full-time study, or equivalent in part-time study, or
  • a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science, or equivalent, with grades average of B or better (including any failed modules), or
  • a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours) with first or second class honours, or equivalent.

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:

  • academic ability as demonstrated in the applicant’s undergraduate degree, and
  • prior experience in sport and exercise science.

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. Person’s who are convicted of ‘specified offences’ will not be accepted onto any programme that requires that Person to work in an organisation providing a regulated service.

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

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:  12 February 
Time:  9am - 3pm
Venue: Q Block - Foyer. Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance, Rotokauri Campus

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

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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