Bachelor of Sport & Recreation

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Program Description

Bachelor of Sport & Recreation

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Experience a mind-blowing adventure through the human body and find out what it’s capable of! This is how you turn a passion for sport, health and fitness into a rewarding career.

It’s a highly enjoyable programme with plenty of hours spent at sport organisations and recreation centres, gaining industry knowledge and making valuable contacts.

Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning.

A new paper even gives you the option of studying sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances.

You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs.

Key points:

  • Award-winning motivated tutors
  • Get all the advantages of this highly recognised AUT Degree without leaving the Bay
  • Fantastic pool, gym and exercise studio facilities

Content Details

Topics include anatomy and physiology, nutrition, exercise prescription, coaching, outdoor leadership, personal training, legal issues, event management, sports psychology, and athletic conditioning.

A new paper even gives you the option of studying sport performance analysis – providing play by play live feedback to enhance individual or team performances.

You’ll also enjoy field trips to the Ruapehu ski fields, the AUT Millennium Institute of Sport and Health, and the University of Auckland anatomy labs.

Year One

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology 1
  • Knowledge, Enquiry and Communication
  • Nutrition, Activity and Health
  • Managing Sport and Recreation
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Coaching Practice 1
  • Outdoor Leadership

Year Two

  • Sport and Recreation in Society
  • Industry Experience and Research
  • Legal Issues for Sport and Recreation
  • Applied Sports Nutrition
  • Exercise Science
  • Physical Activity and Health

Electives – choose two:

  • Human Movement Studies
  • Personal Training
  • Coaching Practice 2
  • Sustainable Sports Event Management
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology

Year Three

  • Co-operative 1
  • Athletic Conditioning
  • Leadership in Sport and Recreation
  • Co-operative 2

Electives – choose two:

  • Integrated Coaching Practice
  • Food, Nutrition and Community Health
  • Analysing Performance

Dates/Times/Locations

Classes are scheduled for approximately 20 hours per week usually between Monday and Friday. You will be required to undertake self-directed study beyond scheduled class time. Part-time study options may be available.

Indicative Fees

  • Domestic students Year One $6,146.00
  • International students Year One $29,200.00

Additional course related costs for specialist clothing.

Qualifications Gained

On successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • AUT University Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Level 7)

Entry Criteria

To be admitted to an AUT University undergraduate degree, a student must have university entrance. An applicant may be granted university entrance under one of the following categories:

Achievement of NCEA Level 3

  • (42 credits at level 3 or higher and 20 credits at level 2 or higher)
  • 14 credits in each of three subjects from the list of approved subjects
  • The remaining credits to achieve NCEA Level 3 may come from either achievement or unit standards
  • UE numeracy – 10 credits at level 1 or higher from specified achievement standards or three specific numeracy unit standards.
  • UE literacy – 10 credits (five in reading and five in writing) from:
    • Specific level 2 and higher achievement standards, or specific Te Reo Māori and Te Reo Rangatira level 2 standards, or
    • Two specific level 4 English for Academic Purposes unit standards

Discretionary entrance

Discretionary entrance is based on the National Certificate of Educational Achievement (NCEA) level 2 (or equivalent). It is available to applicants who have attained a high level of achievement in year 12 who wish to undertake university study.

To be considered for discretionary entrance, applicants must be a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident, over the age of 16 years and under the age of 20. Australian applicants' most recent schooling must have been in New Zealand. Discretionary entrance is not available to international students.

Applicants must have completed secondary schooling to at least New Zealand year 12 level (or its equivalent overseas). Students who have undertaken year 13 study beyond 1 June in any year are ineligible to apply in the same year but may be considered for mid-year admission in the following year.

An applicant will:

  • By the end of year 12 have completed four subjects at level 2 of the NCEA (or its equivalent), each with a minimum of 14 credits and a grade average of at least 60 and include some merit and/or excellence credits, and
  • Have met the literacy and numeracy standards required for university entrance (or their equivalents), and
  • Obtain a recommendation from their school principal or other suitable person, and
  • Be required to attend, if necessary, an interview with a programme advisor for the relevant programme of study.

All applicants for discretionary entrance will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Admission at entrance level (ad eundem statum)

An applicant will be considered for ad eundem statum admission if they:

  • Have successfully completed a recognised foundation programme, or other recognised tertiary qualification / study of at least 120 points (in one course of study) at level 3 or above.
  • Have qualifications from an overseas secondary school or tertiary institution deemed by the university to be sufficient for entry into an undergraduate degree programme.

Applicants will be required to supply an official academic transcript with their application.

Special admission

If a student does not hold a university entrance qualification, but is a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident and has attained the age of 20 years on or before the first day of the semester in which the programme commences, they may apply for special admission.

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, before being eligible to enrol in any non-English programme. The level of competency required is outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013. And below under the title English Competency.

English Competency

Level 7 certificate, diploma, degree, post graduate certificate or diploma IELTS Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 or completed NZ Certificate in English Language L4 with the Academic Endorsement or meets a relevant English Proficiency Outcome as outlined in Rule 18 and Appendix 2 of the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules 2013.

For domestic applicants for whom English is not their first language, evidence of language competency may be required.

Career Opportunities

This highly respected qualification opens the doors to employment in the exciting and diverse sport and recreation industry.

Graduates work with amateur or professional sportspeople, community recreation and health organisations, in secondary school PE departments, or for a growing range of fitness centres. It’s an exciting industry to be in because it’s always changing. Sport is getting more professional and the Government is investing in community recreation and health organisations to combat the growing number of health and obesity issues facing the general population.

Graduates can work as trainers for sports teams or athletes, fitness centre instructors, health consultants, event or facility managers, sports coaches or managers, personal trainers, school sports co-ordinators, or school PE teachers following post graduate training.

Potential Employers

  • Community Health Organisations (e.g. Heart Foundation)
  • Sports Organisations (e.g. BOP Rugby Union)
  • Schools
  • Fitness Centres
  • Sport and Recreation Centres
  • Local Authorities
  • Regional Trusts (e.g. Sport BOP)
  • Schools Sports Co-ordinators
  • Facility and Event Management
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated October 25, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Mar. 2018
Duration
Duration
3 years
Full time
Price
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29,200 NZD
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New Zealand - Tauranga
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Mar. 2018
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International students Year One: $29,200