Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science


Subject area

Human Movement and Sports Science

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Entry requirements

The academic entry requirement for the BSES is either University Entrance, as defined by the NZQA, or equivalent; or at the discretion of the Head of School, where the situation of an applicant without the above is compelling. Applicants with a first language other than English must demonstrate an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to acceptance in the programme. Ways in which English language fluency may be demonstrated include (i) completion of a programme of study in which English was the language of instruction (conditions apply*), and (ii) approved scores on IELTS tests, namely an Academic score of 6 with no band lower than 5.5 (or accepted international equivalents).

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science (BSES) aims to equip students with skills and knowledge required to work effectively with individuals, groups and communities, and to effect positive change to realise sport, recreation and exercise outcomes through the application of health and wellness knowledge. In line with contemporary industry requirements, BSES graduates will be work ready on day one and productive from day one. They will be equipped to cope with uncertainty and disruption by thinking and acting independently, critically and creatively, and will be prepared to engage in self-directed learning to advance their capability. BSES graduates will be proficient in terms of professional requirements related to the law, ethics, codes of practice and safety. They will communicate effectively in local, regional, national and global contexts, reflect critically on their own practice, and be responsive to feedback. Finally, the BSES programme will equip graduates with the skills and knowledge to address challenges and solve problems by accessing, assessing and using information on sport, recreation and exercise from a variety of sources.

What graduates earn

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Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 225 5348
Phone: (06) 974 8000
Fax: (06) 974 8905

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