Sport Science and Human Performance
If you are passionate about sport, health, fitness, wellbeing and performance, a recognised qualification in Sport Science and Human Performance will open up many exciting career opportunities for you.
Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance offers a range of programmes that give you the opportunity to understand the science behind how the body works which will provide you with greater insight and the ability to get better results for your future clients or yourself.
If you are driven to help others to achieve their goals or you are an elite athlete who wants the knowledge to reach your greatest potential in competitive sport, Wintec can provide you with a qualification that is recognised and respected worldwide.
Strength and Conditioning Specialist are professionals who apply scientific knowledge to athlete training with the primary goal of improving athletic performance.
Helping restore function and independence to someone with a disability or problem caused by physical, neurological or other disorders is the role of a Sports Rehabilitation Specialist/ Rehabilitation Trainer. Over the course of a day you may assess and diagnose patients’ injuries or functional problems, use a range of treatments to reduce their pain and improve movement, plan and demonstrate exercises for patients to do themselves, keep a record of their progress, and educate clients on how to prevent further injury.
If the impact of nutrition on performance interests you then so will a career as a Wellbeing and Sports Nutritionist. You’ll be providing nutritional advice to maximise performance and wellbeing for athletes, sports teams, and individuals interested in fitness and health.
Sports Therapy has a variety of areas of careers, including sports massage, exercise science and kinesiology, mind and body training techniques, and sports psychology.
A Personal Trainer is a fitness professional involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals, and provide feedback and accountability to their clients. They also run adventure and survival training exercises so your day could see you running training classes either in the gym or outdoors, testing individual fitness levels, designing fitness programmes and looking after exercise and sports equipment.
Our graduates work as:
- Personal trainers (REPS accredited)
- Sports coaches
- Sport development workers
- Physical education teachers (with a year at Teachers College)
- Well-being and sports nutritionists
- Rehabilitation trainers
- Sports consultants
- Sport scientists
- Sports medicine practitioners
- Rehabilitation therapists
- Outdoor adventure instructors
- Community sport and recreation officers
- Massage practitioners
- Te Ara Pūtake My Academic Pathway
- Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
- Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (Honours)
- Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
- Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
- Master of Science (Sport and Exercise Science)
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You can also check out other programmes and career options in Fitness and Outdoor Recreation.