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Certificate in Educational Achievement in Exercise Science (Level 3)

About the programme

Sport and exercise science is the application of scientific principles to how humans' function in sport, health, fitness, wellbeing, and performance. You will learn about sport and exercise topics such as anatomy and physiology, wellness, mental health wellbeing, human behaviour, exercise, and nutrition. The practical components of this programming will enable you to understand the science behind how the body works. This is more than just sport!

Vocational pathway: Service sector

Programme code: WTA002

Programme modules: Exercise Science

NCEA level: Level 3

Criteria: Students enrolled in the WTA must still attend secondary school and keep up with normal school work. The unit standards achieved at the WTA will count towards NCEA Level 1, 2 or 3.​

Number of credits: 29

Duration of programme: 31 weeks

Programme structure: One day per week (8.30am-3pm) during the school term.

Location: Rotokauri Campus, Hamilton.

Cost: Free to the student.

Transport: To be arranged with your school and covered by WTA (if applicable).

Further details: Waikato Trades Academy or

Contacts: You must enrol through your school. Please see your careers advisor.

Programme content

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCreditsWintec code

Anatomy and Physiology


Anatomical Structures and Physiological responses to exercise 


Work professionally and safely as an exercise instructor


Exercise Programmes, principles, components and adherence 

 Total NZQA Credits  29 

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