Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise (Level 7)

This graduate diploma is designed for those who already hold a tertiary qualification or have considerable professional experience in sport, recreation or health, and want to gain a further qualification in sport and exercise.

The course content is shared with our Graduate Certificate in Sport and Exercise.

Content Details

Choose eight 15 point papers, of which at least five must be at level 7.

Level 5 Papers (15 credits each)

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

Level 6 Papers (15 credits each unless otherwise noted)

  • Sport and Recreation in Society
  • Industry Experience and Research
  • Legal Issues for Sport and Recreation
  • Exercise Science
  • Applied Sports Nutrition
  • Physical Activity and Health
  • Human Movement Studies
  • Personal Training
  • Coaching Practice 2
  • Sustainable Sports Event Management
  • Introduction to Sport and Exercise Psychology
  • Special Topic (15 or 30 credits)

Level 7 Paper (15 credits each unless otherwise noted)

  • Sport and Recreation Co-operative 1 (30 credits)
  • Athletic Conditioning
  • Leadership in Sport and Recreation
  • Sport and Recreation Co-operative 2 (30 credits)
  • Integrated Coaching Practice
  • Food, Nutrition and Community Health
  • Analysing Performance
  • Special Topic (30 credits)

Dates/Times/Locations

Classes are scheduled for approximately 16-20 hours per week, usually Monday to Friday, between 8.00am and 5.00pm.

You'll also be required to undertake self-directed study outside of scheduled class time.

StartModeLocationDuration
6 Mar 2017Part-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)Up to 3 years
6 Mar 2017Full-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)One year
24 Jul 2017Part-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)Up to 3 years
24 Jul 2017Full-timeTauranga (Windermere Campus)One year

Indicative Fees

2017 domestic students approx. $6,670.00 dependent on the papers chosen. Please enquire.

2017 international students approx. $29,200.00 dependent on the papers chosen. Please enquire.

The fee shown for domestic students is applicable to New Zealand citizens and permanent residents. If an international fee is not listed above please refer to the international fees page. All fees are indicative only and subject to change.

You MAY be eligible for a StudyLink Student Loan for your tuition fees.

Find out if your programme qualifies by visiting the Studylink website.

If you also need to pay course related costs, i.e. if outlined in programme costs above, you need to apply separately to StudyLink (up to $1,000/academic year for eligible students). Note course related costs are paid directly into your bank account by StudyLink and you will be required to pay this to Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology.

Qualifications Gained

Upon successful completion of the programme you will receive:

  • Graduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise

Career Opportunities

Upon successful completion of this programme you may pursue a career in; sports development, sports co-ordination, health promotion, coaching, teaching (via appropriate teacher training programmes), exercise instruction, strength and conditioning and personal training, facility management, and event management.
 
Potential employers include:
  • Sport Bay of Plenty
  • Bay of Plenty Rugby
  • Regional sports organisations
  • National sports organisations
  • District health boards
  • Heart Foundation
  • Cardiac clinics
  • Schools and colleges

Study Pathways

Graduates will be able to apply for postgraduate Sport and Exercise studies through AUT University.


Entry Criteria

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • OR a relevant professional qualification or experience approved by the group leader (or approved representative) to be equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

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.