Course details

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise
NZQF Level 8

About the course

Graduates will build on the interdisciplinary approach to the study of sport and exercise to a higher level than a BSpEx graduate. They will have the specialised knowledge and practical skills of their majoring area: sport management, sport coaching, exercise science, exercise prescription and training, or physical education. More generically, they can critically evaluate and apply theories in diverse sport and exercise contexts, particularly those that encourage cross-disciplinary and inter-sectoral collaboration. They will have a good grasp of the key underlying principles of the several facets of sport and exercise and be able to implement and adapt these principles within a rapidly-changing professional environment.

About the provider

With a tradition of academic excellence, Massey University is the nearest thing New Zealand has to a national university. It has nearly 18,000 students enrolled on three main campuses, with approximately 17,000 national and worldwide distance learning (extramural) students.

  1.  Massey University's innovative Auckland campus is located on the North Shore of New Zealand's largest city - Auckland. The campus grounds are peaceful with many native trees and plants, yet it's only a five-minute walk to the expansive Westfield shopping centre with its movie theatres, shops, restaurants and numerous fast food outlets. If you want to travel further, there are buses running regular routes around the North Shore region and into Auckland city. 
  2.  The Manawatu campus is located in Palmerston North and is one of the best places in the country to experience the real student lifestyle. With a huge portion of the population under 25, it is the perfect place for learning and living. 
  3.  The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance.

    The Wellington campus is in New Zealand's capital city and is a great place to live. It is a compact city, set between a magnificent harbour and rolling green hills, where shops, exciting galleries and great restaurants are within easy walking distance. The Wellington Campus is centrally located near the city's artistic and entertainment quarters of Cuba Street and Courtenay Place in the heart of Wellington. 

  4. Massey University's distance learning (extramural) study programme provides the flexibility many students need to fit with today’s changing lifestyles. You simply study when, where and how you want to. Wherever you can be reached via the internet, post or telephone. It’s a formula that’s been successful for 250,000 students over the past 35 years and recently made even easier with the introduction of online study.

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