Course Overview

Advance your career in multiple areas and leadership roles across the sport and fitness industry.
Taught by sport and fitness experts in small classes, this diploma will build on your knowledge in exercise prescription, biomechanics, coaching practice and practical classes that you'll be able to apply to real-life experiences within the industry while building valuable networks.
If you're looking to further your studies after competing the diploma, you can enrol in the final year of the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

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

  • New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 6)
Locations Tauranga
Next intake Jul 2024 View more details
Study options

1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

Total credits 120
StudyLink assistance Available
Indicative Fees $6,683 for domestic students View full fees information
Eligibility View entry criteria

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Career opportunities

  • Community Sport Manager
  • Community Health Manager
  • Event Manager
  • Facility Manager
  • Hauora or Health Exercise Educator
  • Outdoor Educator
  • Outdoor Recreation Manager
  • Parks Manager
  • Recreation Planner
  • Recreation Manager 
  • Sport Director
  • Sport Kairangahau
  • Sport Kaiako
  • Whānau Ora Manager

Graduates may also be able to work with workplaces such as: 

  • Community Health Providers
  • Community Sport Providers
  • Outdoor Education Centres
  • Exercise Facilities
  • Iwi Organisations
  • Local Councils
  • Cultural Centres
  • Outdoor Pursuits Centres 
  • Primary Health Organisations 
  • Regional Sports Trusts
  • Recreation, Sport and Leisure Centres

Topics you'll cover

  • Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Teaching and Coaching Practice
  • Management in Sport
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Exercise Physiology and Prescription 
  • Applied Biomechanics
  • Māori and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing
  • Population Health and Wellbeing

Course Fees

Indicative Fees * $6,683 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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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

Entry criteria

You must have:

  • completed the New Zealand Diploma in in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector)(Level 5) or educational equivalent; OR
  • demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge. 

COVID-19 vaccination information

You don’t need to supply evidence of your COVID-19 vaccination status to apply for this programme. However, some placement providers may require evidence from you that you are fully vaccinated before allowing you to complete a placement at their organisation. Placements are an integral part of this programme and you’ll need to complete these to be able to successfully achieve your qualification.

Police vetting

All applicants will be required to provide a signed Police Vetting consent form. Convictions will not necessarily prevent applicants from entering the course, however the Academic Leader will review these on a case by case basis.

Special admission

Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements may be given special admission if they can provide evidence that they are capable of achieving the course outcomes. Special admission may also apply for applicants over 20 years.

English language requirements

International applicants for whom English is not their first language will be required to show evidence of language competency, issued within the last two years with the following level of competency IELTS score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5  or completed NZ Certificate in English Language Level 4 with an endorsement of either (use as applicable General, Workplace or Academic) or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in NZQF related Rules (Rule 18) – The Table.

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.

For Levels 5, 6 and 7 certificate or diploma, domestic students under 20 and all international students must have:

NCEA Level 2 with passes in English/Te Reo Māori or education achievement at least equivalent to NCEA Level 2 and a minimum of 42 credits at level 3; OR

Evidence of ability to complete academic requirements for the programme.

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

Location Campus Start Date
Tauranga Windermere Campus 8 Jul 2024 Apply now

Study options

  • 1 year full-time, including holidays (if applicable)

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