Course Overview

The sport and leisure industry is growing fast and offers many exciting career opportunities. Train to become a sport advisor, personal trainer, events manager, PE teacher and more. Roles in this industry help people improve their physical, social and mental wellbeing.

There are three majors to choose from on the course - Healthy Active Living, Human Performance Science and Sport Development and Coaching.

You'll have access to cutting-edge facilities and the latest sport science equipment. The course covers athlete performance testing, exercise and recovery, altitude training and more.

This popular sports qualification is delivered by the University of Waikato and Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Upon successfully completing the requirements you'll receive the award of:

  • Bachelor of Sport and Human Performance (Level 7), major in either Healthy Active Living, Human Performance Science, or Sport Development and Coaching.
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Study options

3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 360
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees Fee information available on the UoW website for domestic students View full fees information
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Career opportunities

  • Applied Sports Scientist
  • Community Sport Adviser
  • Events Manager
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Coach

Topics you'll cover


Refer to the UoW website for paper information for each major:

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * Fee information available on the UoW website for domestic students

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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.

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Course Entry Information

Entry criteria

Standard Entry Criteria

Admission, entry, selection, and enrolment into programmes will be in accordance with the Academic Regulations and/or, where approved, specific programme regulations.

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.

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Course Locations and Intake Information

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Study options

  • 3 years full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

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