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The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences is New Zealand’s oldest and largest programme with a long and proud history.

The School has an international reputation for producing independent, well-prepared graduates who become national and international leaders in their respective fields.

High calibre internationally recognized staff work hard to provide a vibrant learning environment for undergraduate and postgraduate students.

Students have the opportunity to work collegially and dedicated student associations offer mentoring and support as well as social events.

Undergraduate study

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences staff are pleased to announce our new curriculum starting in 2019. A major curriculum review such as this has not been undertaken since the 1990s.

The new curriculum reflects our recent QS ranking of 12th in the world, and number 1 in New Zealand of any department in our discipline. We undertook extensive consultation with stakeholder groups, students, alumni and employers to ensure we have an innovative curriculum, located in our research strengths, that meets new directions in physical education, sport and exercise sciences.

Read more information on our undergraduate offerings and start planning for your degree here (PDF 760KB)

Undergraduate programme

The School of Physical Education, Sport and Exercise Sciences offers 4 majors and 4 minors




Exercise and Sport Science


Exercise and Sport Science

Physical Education, Activity and Health


Physical Activity and Health

Sports Technology


Sports Technology

Sport Development and Management

BSc or BA

Sport Development and Management

For further details on our undergraduate courses please visit our Undergraduate course page.

Major subject infosheets

These majors join the existing major that is hosted in the School

Postgraduate level courses

We currently offer:

  • Postgraduate Diplomas (PGDipPE, PGDipOE)
  • Masters degrees (MPhEd, MDanceSt)
  • Doctoral programme (PhD).

We are refreshing our postgraduate programme in light of the recent developments in our undergraduate offerings… more information will be available soon.

For further details on our postgraduate courses please visit our Postgraduate course page.