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Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons))

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Overview

The degree of Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) is a more prestigious degree than the normal Bachelor of Physical Education (BPhEd) degree, and is completed in four years. It is a research-oriented degree that culminates in the completion of a dissertation in the student's final year. Upon admission to the Honours programme students engage in an intensive workload that differs significantly from the normal BPhEd degree. The structure of the Honours course reflects the topic area of admission. In the third year courses normally require study that supports the area of research. The fourth year of the Honours programme is a prescribed year, in which students must complete a research dissertation in addition to the prescribed papers.

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Subject Areas

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) in Exercise and Sport Science

Papers

Prerequisites:
STAT 110  Statistical Methods; or STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics; and
PHSE 391  Research Design and Analysis, or an approved methods paper; and
at least 36 points from PHSE 301, PHSE 302, PHSE 303, PHSE 304, PHSE 305, PHSE 306, PHSE 314, PHSE 315, PHSE 329, PHSE 334, PHSE 335, PHSE 401, PHSE 402; and
Other approved papers worth at least 72 points, at least 36 points of which must be above 100-level.

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Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) in Physical Activity and Health (formerly Exercise Prescription and Management)

Papers

Prerequisites:
PHSE 391  Research Design and Analysis, or an approved methods paper; and
PHSE 311  Medical Aspects of Exercise and Physical Activity; and
PHSE 312  Prescription of Physical Activity and Exercise; and
Other approved papers worth at least 72 points, at least 36 points of which must be above 100-level.

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Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) in Professional Studies

Papers
  • PHSE 592  Dissertation; and

  • Four 500-level PHSE papers, at least two of which must be from:

    • PHSE 513  Exercise Prescription Practicum,
    • PHSE 514  Athletic Training and Conditioning,
    • PHSE 516  Adventure, Environment and Society,
    • PHSE 520  Akoranga Whakakori: Māori Physical Activity and Health,
    • PHSE 550  Sports Coaching,
    • PHSE 551  Teaching Physical Education and Health,
    • PHSE 553  Issues in Physical Education and Health,
    • PHSE 554  Dance Education Philosophy,
    • PHSE 555  Dance and the Community,
    • PHSE 556  Dance Education,
    • PHSE 557  Adventure Education,
    • PHSE 558  Teaching and Learning in the Outdoors.

Prerequisites:
PHSE 391  Research Design and Analysis, or an approved methods paper; and
At least 36 points from PHSE 320, PHSE 322, PHSE 323, PHSE 324, PHSE 325, PHSE 326, PHSE 327, PHSE 328, PHSE 329, PHSE 330, PHSE 331, PHSE 414, PHSE 415, PHSE 416; and
Other approved papers worth at least 72 points, at least 36 points of which must be above 100-level.

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Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons)) in Sport and Leisure Studies

Papers
  • PHSE 592  Dissertation; and

  • Four 500-level PHSE papers, at least two of which must be from:

    • PHSE 520  Akoranga Whakakori: Māori Physical Activity and Health,
    • PHSE 522  Sport and Leisure Policy,
    • PHSE 523  Sport, Leisure and Social Theory,
    • PHSE 524  Sport, Media and Culture,
    • PHSE 530  Critical Aspects of Sport Management,
    • PHSE 534  Advanced Sport Psychology,
    • PHSE 535  Applied Sport Psychology,
    • PHSE 536  Exercise Psychology,
    • PHSE 537  Body, Culture and Society,
    • PHSE 538  Advanced Sociology of Sport,
    • PHSE 539  Sport Governance and Administration,
    • PHSE 540  Sport Management and Strategy.

Prerequisites:
PHSE 391  Research Design and Analysis, or an approved methods paper; and
At least 36 points from PHSE 320, PHSE 330, PHSE 331, PHSE 333, PHSE 334, PHSE 335, PHSE 336, PHSE 337, PHSE 338, PHSE 339, PHSE 340, PHSE 422, PHSE 423, PHSE 424, PHSE 425, PHSE 426, PHSE 430; and
Other approved papers worth at least 72 points, at least 36 points of which must be above 100-level.

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Regulations for the Degree of Bachelor of Physical Education with Honours (BPhEd(Hons))

  1. Admission to the Programme

    1. Admission to the programme shall be subject to the approval of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).
    2. To be admitted to a fourth stage Honours course, an applicant must normally have passed the first, second  and third years of the programme for the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education, or approved papers worth at least 360 points, with a grade average of at least B+ in the third year papers.
    3. An applicant who holds the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education shall not be admitted to an Honours programme.

  2. Structure of the Programme

    1. A candidate admitted to an Honours programme shall satisfy the programme requirements for one of the subjects listed above.
    2. The fourth stage of every Honours programme must be completed in a single year.
    3. The dissertation prescribed for the fourth year Honours course must be submitted no later than the Friday of the last week of teaching in the second semester of that year.

  3. Prerequisites, Corequisites and Restrictions

    Every programme of study shall satisfy the requirements for prerequisites, corequisites and restrictions set out in the Prescriptions (published in the Guide to Enrolment).

  4. Withdrawal from the Programme

    1. A candidate whose results are not satisfactory may be required to withdraw from the Honours programme.
    2. When a candidate withdraws from an Honours programme, voluntarily or otherwise, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may recommend that the ordinary degree of Bachelor of Physical Education be awarded or determine the papers which shall be credited towards that degree.

  5. Standard of Award of the Degree

    1. The degree may be awarded with First Class Honours, with Second Class Honours (Division I), with Second Class Honours (Division II), or with Third Class Honours. The class of Honours awarded shall be determined by the examiners on the performance of the candidate in the fourth stage of the programme.
    2. A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may, on the recommendation of the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences), be awarded the degree of Bachelor of Physical Education.
    3. A candidate who fails to obtain Honours may not resit all or part of the fourth stage of the Honours programme in a subsequent year, unless the Senate has determined that his or her performance in those examinations was seriously impaired.

  6. Variations

    The Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences) may in exceptional circumstances approve a course of study which does not comply with these regulations.

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