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Poutuarongo Kawa Oranga

Te Wananga o Raukawa

Subject area

Human Movement and Sports Science

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Entry requirements

The Poutuarongo Kawa Oranga encourages expressions of interest from people with an interest in one or more of the following areas: Maori Health Promotion, Maori Performance and Particpation in Sport, Maori Performance and Participation in Exercise.

Applicants should:
- Demonstrate an ability to communicate clearly and effectively in both te reo Maori and English.
- Have a desire to make a positive contribution to Maori wellbeing, specifically within the key areas of Maori health promotion and Maori performance and participation in sport and exercise.
- Be committed to expressing kaupapa and embracingte reo and matauranga Maori as vehicles for Maori lifestyle advancement.
- Be prepared to engage in personalised Kawa Oranga, with an emphasis on regular physical activity, optimal nutrition and positive lifestyle modification strategies.
- Have a strong level of support from wh?nau or work colleagues for the duration of study within the Poutuarongo Kawa Oranga degree.
- Be aged 17 years old or over.

If applicable, have existing qualifications or suitable experience in either sport, exercise, nutrition, Maori health or other similar areas.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Poutuarongo Kawa Oranga graduates will have the skills and knowledge required to provide guidance and leadership in te taha tinana within whanau, hapu and iwi. They will be agents for the promotion of Kawa Oranga and will add an important dimension to M?ori lifestyle advancement across successive generations.

Career options for Poutuarongo graduates include:

- Maori Health Promotion
- Maori Health Research
- Exercise and Nutrition Coach/Personal Trainer/Life Coach
- Sports Cooridinator (Wharekura/Kura Tuarua, Hapu/Iwi)
- Sports Coach/ Skills Coach
- Sports Manager/ Agent
- Iwi and Hapu Event Management
- Maori Health Advisory/ M?ori Health Advocacy roles

What graduates earn

Graduates who studied Other Health at this level can earn:


Median earnings one year after study


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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

Whanganui Trust Scholarships and Education Grants

Provided by:

Whanganui Trust - The Secretary



Up to $500 (see "Additional Information").

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New Zealand Institute of Sport Scholarships

Provided by:

New Zealand Institute of Sport



Tuition Fees.

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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 926 2642
Phone: (6) 364 9011
Fax: (6) 364 9013

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