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New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 5)

This course is available


Level of Study



40 weeks

Next start date

Expected Jul 2023


New Zealand Management Academies


This exciting course offers blended learning that will teach you how to develop and design health and exercise programmes that have an impact and gain practical work experience learning in real-work sport environments with our industry partners.

During this course you will:

You will learn through a combination of online learning, practical experience and face to face teaching on campus.

Exercise Prescription practice at a professional level

Relevant industry practice in Sport, Recreation and Exercise

How to analyse performance data using health and fitness devices

Kinesiology - functional anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics

How to integrate exercise science into sports performance and recreation activity

Facility and event management skills including planning community events

Valuable Information Technology skills

Advanced coaching and exercise programme development

Business management and industry practices of sport, recreation and exercise

Research and strategy development in the community

You’ll learn all about the inner workings of the body, leadership and management skills, how to analyse performance data and wellness solutions. We’ll guide you on how to plan sustainable and innovative programmes by keeping you up to date with the latest scientific research and technologies used in the industry.

Our goal is to provide you practical opportunities to learn in a real-work environment with our industry partners, working as liaison officers for visiting international sporting teams or assisting with the development of large corporate sporting event.

Our industry experienced tutors will give you the tools you need to design health and exercise intervention programmes and support you in building your network by enhancing your communication and relationship skills. We will provide workshops to grow your specialties across a range of sport and fitness industries such as group fitness, sport massage, sport strapping, rock climbing, golf, Swiss ball training, sport officiating and more.

Entry criteria

Achieved NCEA Level 3 or a tertiary qualification at Level 3 or 4 in a relevant field.

Appropriate level of English proficiency to meet higher study level.

Applicants must attend an interview

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