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New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 6)

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Level of Study



40 weeks

Next start date

Expected Feb 2024


Christchurch Campus


Get ready for degree-level study with our Level 6 Diploma. Specialise in Human performance and learn all about the inner workings of the human body and how athletes are trained to increase performance.

During this course you will learn:

Four core papers and four electives based on your study and career pathway.

Develop in-depth industry related skills and practice with core papers in:

Applied Study for Community Development

Leadership and Coaching

Professional Practice

Evidence-Based Practice and Research

Specialise in Human performance

Learn about Nutrition with industry standards behind food and diet

Applied Human Movement and Anatomy

Functional anatomy and kinesiology, exercise physiology, and biomechanics

Training Methods and Programme Design

Develop advanced coaching and manage exercise programmes

Performance Analysis and Strategy

Implement and evaluate health and wellness solutions

This course develops the skills and knowledge needed to become a leader in human performance in the sport, recreation and exercise industry. You’ll learn about human movement, nutrition and anatomy, training methods and programme design, performance analysis and strategy.

Our learning approach offers course work and practical work placement opportunities with partnered organisations. You’ll gain a well-rounded learning experience working with your own clients and giving back to the community through direct links to needs within the cultural, social and economic health & well-being of New Zealand.

You will have the opportunity to study in a blended learning environment through a combination of online learning, practical experience and face to face teaching in our vibrant and culturally diverse campuses.

Here you will receive a free Jetts Membership for the duration of your programme, attend induction workshops monthly held between the campus and Jetts Club, and be guaranteed an interview opportunity with a partnered organisation.

Entry criteria

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • Appropriate level of English proficiency to meet higher study level.
  • You must have completed the New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5) or other tertiary equivalent or; international equivalent.
  • If you fail to reach the requirements, you may still be eligible for discretionary approval and may still be considered upon a personal interview.

You may be have relevant qualifications from other institutions and be eligible through a Credit Transfer and Recognition of Prior Learning process.

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