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Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Specialty)

Te Pukenga - New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology trading as Otago Polytechnic

Subject area

Human Movement and Sports Science

Check out Fees Free to see whether you are eligible for a year of fees-free study or two years industry training. Contact your provider to confirm your study options meet the criteria.

Entry requirements

The Minimum academic entry criteria are:
An undergraduate degree, or
Degree-equivalent practical, professional or scholarly experience of an appropriate kind

International students and students from non-English speaking backgrounds
are also required to meet the minimum entry criteria for International Students - Overall band score (Academic) of 6.5 IELTS, with no individual score less than 6.5
Applicants who meet the entry criteria become eligible for selection.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Graduate Diploma in Applied Science (Specialty) will provide an opportunity for students who have completed an undergraduate degree (particularly in a sport, physical activity, nutrition or other health or science field) or can demonstrate equivalent experience, to achieve a complementary applied qualification in an area of specialisation within Applied Science. This programme has been developed to meet market demand from graduates who wish to take advantage of the applied nature of programmes offered within Otago Institute of Sport and Adventure. These graduates are typically from a physical education, or nutrition background, have a strong theoretical base and wish to gain industry relevant experience through applied projects.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


Median earnings two years after study


Median earnings five years after study

Status one year after study

Employment rate two years after study


Employment rate two years after study

Data as at November 2022

Scholarship information

Examples of related scholarships

New Zealand Institute of Sport Scholarships

Provided by:

New Zealand Institute of Sport



Tuition Fees.

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Rural Women New Zealand Tertiary Bursaries

Provided by:

Rural Women New Zealand



$1,000 each.

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This information comes from Generosity New Zealand. For more scholarships, search their givME database (formerly called BreakOut) via your college, university or local library website.

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 762 786
Phone: (03) 477 3014
Fax: (03) 471 6870
Web: http://

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