Master of Physical Activity and Hauora

Victoria University of Wellington

Subject area

Health Education, Promotion, Counselling

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Entry requirements

Direct entry to the Master of Physical Activity and Hauora requires a bachelor's degree in a relevant discipline, (for example: Health, Sport Science, Exercise Physiology or Physical Education) with an average grade of B. These requirements can be waived by the Associate Dean (students) for a candidate who has had extensive practical, professional or cultural experience of an appropriate level.

About the course

What can I expect out of this qualification?

Graduates of the Master of Physical Activity and Hauora will have advanced skills to lead change amongst health promotion colleagues and communities. They will be critical thinkers that bring innovation and social justice to policy and community development. Graduates will have advanced skills in applying evidence-based practice and matauranga Maori as well as evaluating, explaining, and improving health promotion knowledge in the physical activity sector of Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.

What graduates earn

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Data as at November 2022

Contact details

Main Campus Office

Free phone: 0800 842 864
Phone: (04) 472 1000
Fax: (04) 499 4601

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