Bachelor of Applied Science


Subject area

Human Movement and Sports Science

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Entry requirements

Academic Requirements
Under 20 years of age applicants:
University Entrance
New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Levels 4 or 5)
Equivalent academic achievement
On a case-by-case basis at the discretion of the Executive Dean
Provisional enrolment
Provisional enrolment is defined by NZQA as being Discretionary Entrance and includes the following clauses:
Discretionary entrance may be granted to those applicants under the age of 20 who:
* Are New Zealand or Australian citizens and permanent residents under 20 years of age
* Must have a minimum of 14 credits in an approved subject at Level 2 towards NCEA
* Must also have met the literacy and numeracy standards required for University Entrance.

Applicants 20 years of age or over:
A person having reached the age of 20 years before the first day of the programme in the year for which admission is sought, who does not meet the academic qualifications above may be required to attend a conversation prior to their enrolment being accepted. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss their career goals, reasons for study, choice of study, possible challenges and the support that is available for them at UCOL.
International applicants:
In addition to the above, the minimum entry requirement for international students is IELTS Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5 (or equivalent including TOEFL). UCOL is a TOEFL iBT testing centre. IELTS scores used must be taken from a single IELTS Test Report Form (i.e. combining scores from more than one test is not permissible).
In addition to this, international applicants under the age of 20 must have NCEA equivalency (refer to Business Development International).
(b) Declare any previous criminal convictions prior to admission being confirmed; and authorise UCOL to undertake a background check on the applicant with the Police Licensing and Vetting Agency. Convictions of any offence may not necessarily exclude applicants from enrolment; the decision is at the discretion of the Head of School.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

The aim of this programme is to provide a qualified workforce of independent, competent and confident individuals able to identify, plan, implement, evaluate and report on the impact of structured physical-activity opportunities and services delivered to clientele within their community.
To achieve this aim the programme has been rigorously structured to progressively develop students across a wide range of knowledge and skills, culminating in offering students advanced skills in elective majors. These majors, representing critical domains within the exercise industry, have been designed to address the needs of Aotearoa/ New Zealand communities.
In particular, students will be able to choose an area of study so as to develop and apply the required skills, acknowledging and respecting cultural diversity, in either health and wellness, strength and conditioning, or sport and recreation management in order to have a direct, positive impact on:
* Diabetes prevention, obesity, corporate wellness and mental health management;
* Strength and conditioning for high-performance and aspiring athletes;
* Physical activity participation within our community members and groups.
This programme will be attractive to individuals who are passionate about using exercise to bring about positive change in the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Phone: (06) 952 7000
Fax: (06) 952 7023

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