Bachelor of Recreation and Sport


Subject area

Sport and Recreation

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Entry requirements

A minimum of 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 - made up of 14 credits in each of two Approved Subjects with a further 14 credits taken from no more than two other domains or Approved Subjects; and a minimum of 14 credits at NCEA Level 1 in Mathematics or Pangarau; and a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English or Te Reo Maori. 4 credits must be in Reading and 4 credits must be in Writing or at least 75 Level 2 NCEA credits in a maximum of 4 subjects in one year or satisfactory completion of a bridging/foundation programme. Approved bridging/foundation programmes include EIT Certificate in Foundation Studies for Nursing, Recreation & Sport Science, or the EIT Diploma in Recreation & Sport, or the EIT Diploma in Therapeutic & Sport Massage.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates gain the right balance of theoretical knowledge and practical skills that leads to employment in; sport coaching, exercise science and fitness testing, sporting and event management, fitness instruction and personal fitness consultation.

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Sport and Recreation at this level can earn:


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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

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

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