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Waikato Trades Academy - 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 to 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 modules: Sport and 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: 34 ​​

Duration of programme: February to November.

Programme structure: 1 day per week (8.30am - 3pm) during the school term. This may also include a 2-5 day block course sometime during the year.

Location: Wintec Rotokauri Campus, 51 Akoranga Rd, 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. See your Careers Advisor

Programme modules

Unit StandardTitleVersionLevelCredits

Describe the anatomy and physiology of systems and associated organs of the human body


Describe indicators of wellness, interventions, care and support for people at different human lifespan stages


Describe factors that contribute to mental health wellbeing and mental health problems


Demonstrate knowledge of human behaviour and exercise adherence


Demonstrate exercise techniques


Recommend physical activities appropriate to the growth and development of individuals of all ages


Investigate a nutritional issue affecting the well-being of New Zealand Society

 Total NZQA Credits  34