Understanding the science of human movement and performance.
The list of benefits of exercise and sport participation on health, well-being and quality of life is continually growing. Exercise and Sport Science is an internationally recognised scientific discipline consisting of four core sub-disciplines: Biomechanics, Motor control / learning development, Physiology, and Psychology.
Our curriculum is aligned with accrediting bodies in Exercise and Sport Science providing attractive career opportunities.
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Bachelor of Science (BSc) (2024 applications), Dunedin, 2024
Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc), Dunedin, 2024
Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc), Dunedin, 2024
Our curriculum is aligned with Sport and Exercise New Zealand, and Exercise and Sport Science Australia. AAfter completing our major you will be prepared to write the accreditation tests for these accrediting bodies.
You can combine with other majors and minors across the School to provide multiple specialisations.
We offer a practicum providing the opportunity to gain clinical, lab or field experience.
Exercise and sport also provide essential vehicles for societal life-long learning and wellbeing. The academic study of exercise and sport science will remain an important pursuit for the foreseeable future.
There are numerous opportunities for graduates in Exercise and Sport Science.
Our graduates build careers in roles such as:
Mental skills trainer
Strength and conditioning trainer
Sport / health industry research and development
Exercise prescription adviser
Exercise and Sport Science at Otago
We have a strong postgraduate culture and you can undertake further studies in Exercise and Sport Science.
There are no specific Year 12 or 13 level subjects required for admission. However, biology and physics are helpful. Basic numeracy skills are also recommended.
144 further points (SPEX 206 Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health recommended); must include 36 points at 200-level or above.
Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science.
Exercise and Sport Science as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BCom, BEntr, BHealSc, BACom, BASc or BComSc degree
Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Entrepreneurship (BEntr), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), Bachelor of Arts and Commerce (BACom), Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) or Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc) degree
SPEX 102 Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance