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Expected Jul 2023
Specialise in Exercise and Sport Science for your Bachelor of Science at Massey
Expand and apply your sports knowledge
With the Exercise and Sport Science major, you’ll study the key sport and exercise subjects including:
Complemented by a strong understanding of other biophysical sciences, you’ll gain an in-depth knowledge of factors that influence health and sports performance.
Our research-active staff will help you apply the latest knowledge to various sporting situations. You’ll gain an understanding of how to optimise athletic performance and health through technology, nutrition, psychology and exercise. Additionally, you’ll learn how training and performance are affected by different environments and the power of the mind.
Get the skills you need for a great career
You’ll learn theoretical material in lectures, and apply your new-found knowledge in laboratory or practical classes in a range of subjects relating to sport and exercise. You’ll develop critical thinking, problem-solving and communication skills relevant to this energy-fuelled and constantly progressing field. The main applications are sports performance, and the use of exercise to promote fitness and health.
You can combine exercise and sport science with other courses such as sport development, exercise prescription, or science programmes such as physiology and human nutrition.
A Bachelor of Science in Exercise and Sport Science is a good fit if you:
have a passion for sport, exercise and health
are fascinated by how the body moves, particularly during sport
want to learn more about how exercise influences health and performance.
All students must meet university entrance requirements to be admitted to the University.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations. However there is some expected background knowledge.
Expected high school preparation
Knowledge gained in the following NCEA subjects (or the equivalent in Cambridge International Examinations, International Baccalaureate, or similar) will give you the expected background knowledge to take this major.
At least 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Biology.
At least 14 credits in NCEA Level 3 Chemistry.
Haven't studied the right subjects at high school?
The following pathways will get you prepared to study this major. If you have not studied NCEA Level 3 Biology (or equivalent) take the following course first:
162103 Introductory Biology.
If you have not studied NCEA Level 3 Chemistry (or equivalent) take the following course first:
123103 Chemistry for Modern Sciences.
These courses are available in the summer semester and will count towards credits in your degree.
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