The list of benefits of exercise and sport participation on health, wellbeing 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. 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 has been, is, and will remain an important pursuit for the foreseeable future.
To apply for this major subject:
- Select the qualification you wish to take from the list below (for undergraduate study this would be a BSc or BASc). This will take you to the relevant qualification page.
- Click the Apply now button on the right of the qualification page. This will take you to the eVision login page where you can create your account and apply for the programme and select your major subject/s.
School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences
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Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in Exercise and Sport Science
SPEX 101 Sport, Science and Society
SPEX 102 Principles of Exercise for Health and Performance
SPEX 201 Biomechanics
SPEX 202 Motor Behaviour
SPEX 203 Exercise Physiology
SPEX 204 Psychology of Sport and Exercise
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.
Minor Subject Requirements
Exercise and Sport Science as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc 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 Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree
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Note: Students should check the prerequisites for 200- and 300-level papers when selecting papers.