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Physical Education, Physical Activity and Health is a multidisciplinary major underpinned by a bio-social conceptualisation of health which combines theoretical knowledge with applied experience.
The major draws from diverse fields and links together Physical Education, Māori Physical Education and Health, Coaching, Physical Activity and Health including behavioural perspectives of physical activity. Students will analyse physical activity interventions aimed at disease prevention and the advancement of well-being.
Career opportunities exist within the areas of Health promotion, Māori health, Physical education, Community health and wellness, Physical activity, Physical education, activity and health research.
Specific roles include Health promotion co-ordinator, Exercise programme adviser (e.g. Green prescription), Wellness facilitator, Physical education teacher, Physical activity and health promoters, Medical and health researcher, Sport coach, Healthy lifestyles coordinator, Physical education officer.
School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
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- Bachelor of Applied Science* (BAppSc)
- Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc)
- Bachelor of Commerce and Science (BComSc)
- Diploma for Graduates (DipGrad)
*It is a requirement that every Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) normally includes an approved minor subject or an approved second major subject. Usually such a minor or second major subject must be selected from the approved combinations of major subjects with minor or second major subjects. Some exceptions may apply. For details see:
See the full list of Sport, Physical Education and Exercise (SPEX) papers.
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Physical Education, Activity and Health
SPEX 101 Sport, Science and Society
SPEX 102 Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance
162 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved paper