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Graduate Certificate in Recreation Management

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Level of Study

Graduate Certificate or Diploma


0.5 year

Next start date

Expected Jul 2024


Lincoln University


Build your outdoor recreation and sports management abilities with a qualification that’s admired by businesses, organisations and employers across Aotearoa New Zealand.

Recreation and sport are essential to a healthy society. Lincoln University’s Graduate Certificate in Recreation Management prepares you for careers in the public, commercial and voluntary sectors, with a focus on parks and park management, outdoor leadership, sports management, community recreation and tourism. The course grows your skills and understanding beyond academic competence into critical thinking, practical analysis and decision-making.

Programme Structure

Lincoln’s Certificate in Recreation Management is a single semester, full-time study course. You require 60 credits with a minimum of 45 credits at 300 level. The remaining 15 credits can be chosen from the Schedule of Courses for the Bachelor of Sport and Recreation in consultation with the Academic Co-ordinator to ensure they form a coherent study programme.

Entry criteria

  • Completion of an undergraduate degree from an accredited higher education institution in New Zealand.
  • Or an equivalent educational achievement or level.

English Language Requirements

  • IELTS academic score of 6.5 overall, with no individual component less than 6.0
  • TOEFL (iBT) overall score of 80 (with at least 21 in writing and 18 in Speaking)
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and First (FCE) overall score of 176, with no individual component less than 169
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) overall score of 58 with no communicative score of less than 50
  • Lincoln University English Language GCAE or LU EL 70%.
  • NZ Certificates in English Language (NZCEL) - Level 5 (Academic or Professional Endorsement)

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