Course details

Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science
NZQF Level 7

About the course

Students in this programme will gain the skills and knowledge to become a well-rounded practitioner of sport and exercise science. The programme includes physical education, coaching, exercise physiology, sport nutrition, sport psychology, biomechanics, sport rehabilitation, and personal training.

Students will also have the opportunity to undertake research projects with clients and work alongside industry professionals. Students will have access to the same state-of-the-art sport testing and consulting facilities used by national and international athletes.

Entry requirements

General academic admission

a) Candidates are required to have:

i) NCEA Level 3 comprised of 60 credits at NCEA Level 3 or above and 20 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above, including: (1) 14 credits each at NCEA Level 3 in three approved subjects; and (2) Literacy (10 credits at NCEA Level 2 or above made up of 5 credits each in reading and writing); and (3) Numeracy (10 credits at NCEA Level 1 or above);

OR

ii) A minimum of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects (15 credits per subject) including English and a Science subject or Physical Education. (1) In addition candidates are required to have gained a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in Mathematics or Pāngarau on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF), (2) plus a minimum of 8 credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Māori, 4 credits of which must be in Reading and 4 credits in Writing;

OR

iii) An equivalent or relevant level 4 qualification as approved by the Team Manager or delegated authority.

Special admission

Domestic applicants aged 20 years or above who have not met the General Admission or entry requirements for a programme but whose skills, education or work experience indicate that they have a reasonable chance of success may be eligible for Special Admission. Special admission will be granted at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Such applicants may be required to successfully complete a foundation, bridging or tertiary introductory programme as a condition of entry into higher level programmes.

Provisional entry

Domestic applicants aged under 20 years who have not met the general academic admission and entry criteria for a programme but who can demonstrate a reasonable chance of success through other educational attainment and/or work or life experience may be eligible for provisional entry at the discretion of the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee. Provisional entry places restrictions on re-enrolment to be lifted if the applicant’s performance is deemed satisfactory by the relevant Head of School/Centre Director or designated nominee.

English language requirements

Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.0, with no individual band score lower than 5.5; or equivalent.

Safety checks

In order to comply with the provisions of the Vulnerable Children’s Act, 2014 and Child Protection Policies for all ‘specified organisations’ providing a ‘regulated service’, all candidates/students will be subjected to safety checks. These will include but are not limited to;

A Formal interview Referee checks A police vet check A risk assessment Any unsatisfactory result arising from the full safety checking process may result in the candidate/student being precluded/declined entry or withdrawn from the programme of study. Furthermore, students must declare any pending or new convictions arising during any stage throughout the entire enrolment period. A conviction or failure to declare a conviction may also result in the student being immediately withdrawn from the programme.

About the provider

90 years of providing the skills and knowledge to build a stronger community and thousands of careers created, Wintec is one of New Zealand's largest and leading Institutes of Technology/Polytechnics (ITPs).

With six campuses strategically located throughout the region, we are a leading provider of high quality, vocational and professional education in the Waikato region.

At Wintec you'll discover that you have the power to create your world, the way you want it.

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