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Leading with the world’s best – New Zealand’s top-ranked sport and exercise sciences programme in terms of research and employer reputation

The 2018 QS World University rankings confirm that Otago is New Zealand’s leading teaching and research university in Sport and Exercise Sciences. Otago ranked 12th based on national and international academic reputation, research and reputation of our graduates amongst employers. The 12th place global score is the second highest ranking of any department at any New Zealand University.

Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in:

Exercise and Sport Science

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in:

Physical Education, Activity and Health

Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (BSc) majoring in:

Sport Development and Management

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in:

Sports Technology

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We are the #1 sport and exercise sciences programme in New Zealand and internationally renowned for the quality of our staff.

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