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SPEX206 Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health

An introduction to Māori understandings of physical education and health, comprised of four components: Māori worldview; Treaty of Waitangi; Kaupapa Māori; Applications.

Paper title Te Pū o te Ora Māori Physical Education and Health
Paper code SPEX206
Subject Sport, Physical Education and Exercise
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $988.95
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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72 points
PHSE 320
Recommended Preparation
SPEX 101 or SPEX 102 or MAOR 102
Schedule C
Arts and Music, Science

Dr Jeremey Hapeta

Teaching staff

Dr Jeremy Hapeta (

Paper Structure

The paper is focused on three key wāhanga or topics. These are: (1) Te Ao Māori / Māori worldview; (2) Tiriti o Waitangi / Treaty of Waitangi, kaupapa Māori theory and methodology; and (3) Applications of Māori PE and health. In this paper we ask students to:

  1. Examine perspectives of Māori PE and health.
  2. Consider appropriate applications for Māori PE and health.
  3. Relate theoretical concepts to current issues.

No textbooks required.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes

By the end of this paper the student will have had:

  • An opportunity to engage with some of the theoretical constructs of a Māori worldview.
  • An understanding of the relevance of the Tiriti o Waitangi for Māori PE and health.
  • An introduction to kaupapa Māori theory and methodology and acquired tools, which will help you in "practice" with Māori.
  • An improved understanding of the platform of your thinking for Māori PE and health.
  • An ideas in relation to a contemporary Māori PE and health issue in a group.
  • An understanding of course material through noho marae.

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 14:00-15:50 28-34, 36-41