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Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science

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Course Details

  • Feb 2018
  • One year
  • Full-time or Part-time
  • $6978 per year
  • Level 8
  • Available for International Students. International Fee Guideline
  • Hamilton Rotokauri Campus

Summary

Are you interested in extending your knowledge in sport and exercise science? This one year programme is designed for you to build on your undergraduate degree or equivalent industry e​xperience with further specialist knowledge.

There is a growing demand for quality Strength and Conditioners from the Waikato regions sport performance community so we have developed a Postgraduate module in Strength and Conditioning. Read about women in strength and conditioning on our blog here​. 

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

2018 Postgraduate Sports Scholarships

Extend your knowledge in 2018 with The Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance’s Postgraduate Scholarship, now open for applications.

The scholarship is availble to students enrolling in a Postgraduate programme at the Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance.

We'd love to have you take up this fantastic scholarship opportunity and join us in February! Find out more about the scholarship here.

What You'll Study

You can tailor your study towards your specialty areas or where your interest lies.

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

VIEW THE MODULES OF STUDY HERE

Each candidate’s programme will comprise four modules from the list below.

Candidates who intend to seek entry to the Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) programmes, should include the modules SPPG001 and SPPG011 in their programme of study for the Postgraduate Diploma. Successful completion of these two modules, and two other modules from the list, with an average grade of B or better, will enable candidates to apply for entry to the Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science) programmes.

Candidates may include in their programme, in place of one of the modules listed in section 6 of these regulations, an advanced vocational elective module or modules totalling a minimum of 30 credits, which must be at Level 7 or above, from any programme at the Waikato Institute of Technology or another tertiary institution, subject to the following restrictions:
a) The elective modules must be approved by the Team Manager as appropriate for the programme and to the candidate’s intended career.

b) The candidate must have fulfilled any pre-requisite requirements of the elective module or modules.

c) Where an elective module is at Level 7, candidates will complete extra work under supervision, as approved by the Team Manager, to make the module equivalent to a Level 8 module.

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


 

Module CodeModule TitleLevelCreditsPre-RequisitesCo-Requisites
SPPG001 *#Advanced Research Methods*#830SPBS610 
SPPG002Advanced Topics in Sport Psychology830SPBS707 
SPPG003Advanced Topics in Biomechanics830SPBS706 
SPPG004Advanced Topics in Exercise Physiology830SPBS703 
SPPG005Advanced Topics in Nutrition830SPBS708 
SPPG006BAdvanced Sports Coaching830SPBS702B 
SPPG007Advanced Topics in Rehabilitation830SPBS709 
SPPG009 ^Professional Practice^830Relevant postgraduate speciality course 
SPPG010Advanced Vocational Elective830  
SPPG011 #Special Topic#830  
SPPG015Clinical Exercise Physiology830SPBS711 
SHPG016Strength and Conditioning 830

SPBS604

SPBS703

 

* This module is not available for transfer of credit towards the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise Science

^ 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.

Entry Criteria

  • an undergraduate degree in Sport and Exercise Science with a grades average of B or better in the final year of full-time study (or equivalent in part-time study), conferred by a New Zealand tertiary education institution, or
  • a qualification with a grades average of B or better in the final year of full-time study (or equivalent in part-time study), industry experience and/or informal transfer of credit approved as equivalent by the Sport Science Postgraduate Programme Committee.​​​​

Additional Information

You 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 and Exercise Science New Zealand and are amongst New Zealand’s best sport science facilities. As a student, you will have access to ‘state of the art’ sport testing and consulting, as used by national and international athletes.

Career Opportunities

The Postgradute Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science may lead to specialised roles in sport science research; the fitness industry; individual and team sport training and consultancy and regional and national sporting organisation positions.

Application Process

1. Check that you meet the entry criteria.

2. Submit your Application to Enrol form as well as complete this form.

Identification checking

Candidate must also provide with their application:

  • A primary identification document (original birth certificate,  ( NZ full birth certificate that is issued on or after 1 January 1998 and that carries a unique identification number. Note: if the birth certificate was issued before 1998 it can be verified by a Justice of the Peace. ) passport, citizenship certificate, NZ certificate of identification or a NZ firearms licence); AND
  • A second form of official identification that shows the claimed identity is used in the community (driver licence, HANZ 18+ card or IRD number); AND
  • One of the two forms of identification must be photographic, verified in person against the candidate.

3. Receive acknowledgement of your application

4. Application outcome - You will receive a letter advising you of the outcome of your application

5. Confirmation of entry - You will be sent a letter of offer - you need to sign and return the letter to accept your place.

Pathways

Transfer of Credit

Do you excel in your job but have no qualification to back it up? We can help you get qualified through our Recognition of Prior (RPL) Learning Tool.

While many people have gained work and life experience equivalent to that of formal study, they don't have that formal qualification to substantiate it. RPL allows you to use your current knowledge and experience towards gaining a recognised qualification through Informal Transfer of Credit.

The Process

If you are interested in applying, you can do so by emailing your profile through to: headstart@wintec.ac.nz.

There are four main areas you need to cover in your profile:
  1. Education History
  2. Experience Information
  3. Work experience Info
  4. Other evidence

Your profile will be forwarded to the relevant Team Manager to look at and determine if you may be eligible for recognition of prior learning. Once this has been determined, a consultation meeting will be arranged between yourself and the Team Manager. There is a $75 fee for this consultation. At the consultation, the Team Manager will discuss which modules they believe you have the experience to gain Informal Transfer of Credit for and also what documentation you will need to supply.

You will then need to put together the required documentation and send it through to us. The Team Manager will assess the documentation and advise if what has been supplied is sufficient. If sufficient information is provided to gain Informal Transfer of Credit, there will be a charge of $25 per credit which will need to be paid prior to any Informal Transfer of Credit being issued.

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Prospectus

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We offer the prospectuses in both digital and physical form.

Undergraduate Prospectus

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