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Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Prescription)

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Level of Study

Bachelor's Degree


3 years

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Manawatu Campus


Specialise in Exercise Prescription for your Bachelor of Sport and Exercise at Massey

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Prescription) combines theory and practical application. You’ll learn about a range of disciplines including body function and movement, sport nutrition, and exercise psychology. You’ll also get an insight into fitness assessment and exercise prescription.

These lay the foundations for enhancing health, wellbeing and performance in the general, compromised and athletic populations.

Real-world experience

The sport and exercise practicum will give you experience working with a variety of individuals in a real-world setting. That includes those with various health conditions and athletes wanting to improve their performance. This will test your fitness assessment, exercise technique and programming skills, while preparing you for entry into the workforce.

Wide range of courses

You will take a set of compulsory courses common to all the BSpEx majors, then select courses specific to Exercise Prescription. You also have room for some optional courses (electives).

Further study

Following successful completion of this qualification, you may consider further study with a Master of Health Science.

A Bachelor of Sport and Exercise in Exercise Prescription is a good fit if you:

are passionate about sport and exercise

are keen to build a healthier world with an exercise-focused degree

want hands-on, practical experience.

Entry criteria

All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University. To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, you will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.

Specific requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations.

International English Language Requirements:

  • IELTS - 6.0 overall and minimum 5.5 in each band
  • TOEFL iBT - Overall score 80, minimum 19 in Writing
  • Cambridge English - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill.
  • NCEL - Level 4 (Academic)
  • PTE - 50 overall and minimum 42 in each communicative skills
  • LanguageCert - C1 Expert IESOL (LRWS) with PASS and no less than Pass in each skill

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