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

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40 weeks

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Ensure industry readiness by learning about the inner workings of the body, latest scientific research, leadership and management skills, and wellness solutions.

Why choose this course:
  • Develop Health & Wellness Solutions: Design health & exercise intervention programmes from start to finish and make a successful impact to others.
  • Build your network with interpersonal skills: Enhance communication and relationship building skills needed to build networks within the industry.
  • Plan sustainable and innovative programmes: Keep up to date with scientific research in the industry using the latest technology.
  • Practical Opportunities: Learn in a real-work environment with our industry partners such as; working as liaison officers for visiting international sporting teams or assisting with the development of large corporate sports events.
  • Workshop: Develop your skills with fitness workshops from; Group Fitness, Sport Massage, Sport Strapping, Rock Climbing, Golf, Swiss Ball Training, Sport Officiating, Event and Results Management.
What you will learn:

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
Study and career opportunities:

You’ll be prepared for entry level positions within gyms, schools, and sports organisations such as:

  • Event Supervisor
  • Hauora or Health Educator
  • Recreation Supervisor
  • Community Health Manager

Entry criteria

  • Minimum 18 years of age.
  • 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.
  • Students who fall outside of the academic category may still be considered upon a personal interview.

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