If you're passionate about helping others improve their physical, social and mental wellbeing, choose an exciting career in one of New Zealand's fastest growing industries.
The sport and leisure industry offers many exciting career opportunities, with businesses looking for skilled, talented and qualified employees to meet their customers’ needs.
Delivered by the University of Waikato and Toi Ohomai, this degree will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills to excel in this dynamic environment, with three majors to choose from:
You'll have access to cutting-edge facilities and the latest sport science equipment for athlete performance testing, exercise and recovery, and altitude training.
Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:
- Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (Level 7), major in either Community Health, Human Performance Science, or Sport Development and Coaching.
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3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)
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- Applied Sports Scientist
- Community Sport Adviser
- Events Manager
- Health and Physical Education Teacher
- Personal Trainer
- Sports Coach
Topics you'll cover
- Community Health
The Community Health major is designed to ensure graduates have the knowledge, skills and understanding to make a difference in the wellbeing of the people in our local, regional and national communities. Drawing on Māori, Indigenous, critical and sociological perspectives, students will be provided with the opportunity to investigate the way health is understood and practiced in our society. Students will develop practical skills that will allow them to advocate and take action in enhancing the wellbeing of themselves and others.
- Human Performance Science
Based on three pillars - performance physiology, performance psychology and performance monitoring and exercise prescription - this major has clear links to high performance sport. Extending beyond high performance sport, this major includes links to the general population, movement-related professions, exercise, nutrition and physical health.
- Sport Development and Coaching
This major gives students the skills that support them to enhance sport, recreation and physical activity for groups and individuals. Students will benefit from established local and national industry partnerships. Graduates will have the transferable skills and knowledge to lead in any sector involving people and movement.
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Help with fees
Are you Eligible for Free Fees?
There are two ways you can take advantage of free fees. One is through Toi Ohomai’s range of free courses. These are separate to the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative so you don’t need to check your eligibility in relation to fees – simply apply in the normal way and we’ll take it from there.
The other is through the government’s ‘fees free’ initiative: If you’re starting tertiary study for the first time you might be eligible for a year’s worth of free fees. Find out more in our FAQ about the government’s fees free initiative.
Student Loans and Allowances
This course meets the requirements for student allowance and student loan applications through StudyLink.
- A student loan helps to pay for your course fees (the compulsory fees), study materials e.g. books, equipment, and living costs. You'll have to pay this money back.
- A student allowance is a weekly payment that can help with your living expenses while you’re studying. You don't have to pay the money back.
Find out more and apply at studylink.govt.nz
Scholarships are one way you might be able to get some financial help. Any scholarships specifically related to this course are shown below, otherwise check out the full list of scholarships promoted by Toi Ohomai.
Course Entry Information
Domestic students under 20 and all international students must:
Meet the University Entrance criteria as specified by NZQA or have education achievement at least equivalent to NZQA University Entrance. Where an applicant did not attend schooling in New Zealand, the relevant equivalent to University Entrance will be considered on a case-by-case basis; AND
Meet all programme entry requirements; OR
Provide evidence of ability to complete academic and other requirements (special admission requirements).
Domestic students over 20
Students who do not hold a University Entrance qualification or equivalent may be eligible for admission to a Bachelor’s degree programme subject to any entry and selection requirements specified in the respective programme regulations and have evidence of ability to complete academic requirements.
English language requirements
IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed New Zealand Certificate in English Language Level 4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined by NZQA.
Course Locations and Intake Information
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- 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)