Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science

Otago Polytechnic Ltd

Subject area

Human Movement and Sports Science

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Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements are
1. The Bachelor of Applied Science (Level 7), or an equivalent qualification at bachelor level in a related discipline, or equivalent documented professional experience.
2. International learners are also required to achieve a minimum overall IELTS (Academic) score of 6.5, with no band score less than 6.0, from one test taken in the preceding two years, or equivalent.

Additional criteria
All applicants who are accepted must obtain a First Aid Certificate, and complete the requirements of the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014 (including police vetting), prior to commencing classes.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

To produce graduates who can extend and deepen their knowledge of the underpinning base theories and procedures used in the practice environment, in a wider and more encompassing scope than a postgraduate certificate, including a greater understanding of the roles of those who are working with them. Graduates will have completed an applied project, which allows them to address their practice from multiple perspectives and to position their practice within a wider industry context. This qualification prepares learners for further postgraduate study or a career in advanced sport or exercise.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


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Scholarship information

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

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