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Key to the tables

P Prerequisite: Course(s) you must complete to a defined standard (or have waived) before your enrolment in another course is confirmed.

C Corequisite: Course(s) that must be completed in the same semester as another course, unless already passed or waived.

R Restriction: Similar courses, that cannot both be credited to the same qualification.

The Degree of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise
BSpEx

Qualification Regulations

Part I

These regulations are to be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates.

Part II

Admission

1. Admission to the Degree of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise requires that the candidate will meet the University admission requirements as specified.

Qualification Requirements

2. Candidates for the Degree of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise shall follow a flexible programme of study, which shall consist of courses totalling at least 360 credits, comprising:

(a) not more than 165 credits at 100-level;

(b) at least 75 credits at 300-level;

and including:

(c) completion of one major

(d) the core courses listed in Schedule A to the Qualification;

(e) any compulsory courses listed in the Schedule to the Qualification;

(f) at least 285 credits from the courses listed in the Schedule for the Qualification, of which at least 75 credits must be at 300-level;

(g) attending field trips, studios, workshops, tutorials, and laboratories as required.

Specialisations

3. The Degree of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise is awarded with a major.

4. Candidates may complete a major by passing at least 180 credits in a specialisation. The requirements for each major are set out in Schedule B to the Qualification.

5. Approved majors are: Exercise Prescription, Management and Coaching*, Sport Development and Physical Education

6. Candidates may include a minor in the Degree of Bachelor of Sport and Exercise.

(a) A minor must include a minimum of 60 credits, including at least 45 credits above 100-level, of which at least 15 credits must be at 300-level.

(b) The minor must be in a different subject area from the major(s).

(c) Minors may be included from any undergraduate degree within the University for which recognised minors are specified.

(d) Where the minor is from another undergraduate degree the regulations of that programme for the minor will apply.

(e) No course may be credited to both a major and a minor.

7. Approved minors are: Equine*, and Sport and Exercise Psychology*. The requirements for each minor are set out in Schedule C to the Qualification.

*No new enrolments

Completion Requirements

8. The timeframes for completion as outlined in the General Regulations for Undergraduate Degrees, Undergraduate Diplomas, Undergraduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas, and Graduate Certificates will apply.

9. Candidates may be graduated when they meet the Admission, Qualification and Academic requirements within the prescribed timeframes; candidates who do not meet the requirements for graduation may, subject to the approval of Academic Board, be awarded the Diploma in Science and Technology should they meet the relevant Qualification requirements.

Unsatisfactory Academic Progress

10. The general Unsatisfactory Academic Progress regulations will apply.

Transitional Provisions

11. Subject to the Maximum Time to Completion and Abandonment of Studies provisions specified in the Part I regulations for the degree, candidates enrolled in the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise prior to 1 January 2019 who have completed at least 15 credits may be permitted to substitute a course or courses already completed for a course or courses included in the Schedule for the degree. Such students who are enrolled in either the Exercise Prescription and Training, or Physical Education major, may satisfy the credit requirements for the major in accordance with the requirements that were in place at the time of their first enrolment in a course contributing to that major, and, in the case of Exercise Prescription and Training may graduate under that title. Students completing without a major (available prior to 2019), who have completed at least 120 credits, may be exempt from the requirements of 2(c). All other students must fulfil the requirements of one major. These transitional arrangements expire on 31 December 2022.

Schedule for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise

Schedule A: Core courses

Compulsory courses (105 credits from)

234.111 Training Principles and Practice 15 credits R 214.166
234.121 Functional Anatomy 15 credits R 214.170
234.131 Introduction to Sport Organisations and Development 15 credits R 152.110, 152.117
234.135 Sociology of Sport and Exercise 15 credits R 234.331
234.140 Introduction to Physical Education 15 credits R 274.106
234.141 Introduction to Human Movement and Hauora 15 credits R 274.104
250.100 Health Communication 15 credits  

Schedule B: Specialisations

Majors

Exercise Prescription (180 credits)

Compulsory courses

151.332 Nutrition for Sport and Performance 15 credits P 151.232 or 151.344 or 234.223
214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function 15 credits R 194.101, 194.241, 194.242
234.213 Fitness Assessment 15 credits R 214.272
234.214 Exercise Prescription 15 credits P (214.166 or 234.111) and (214.272 or 234.213) R 214.271, 234.212
234.215 Fitness and Athletic conditioning 15 credits P 234.121, 234.111 R 234.315
234.222 Sport Biomechanics I 15 credits P 214.170 or 234.121 R 234.201
234.223 Exercise Physiology 15 credits P 194.101 or 214.101 R 234.203
234.242 Motor Skill Learning 15 credits P 274.104 or 234.141 R 274.254
234.312 Advanced Exercise Prescription and Therapy 15 credits P 214.271 or 234.212 or 234.214 R 214.371
234.338 Sport Management/Coaching Practicum 30 credits P 152.215 or 234.233 and 152.212 or 234.235; or 152.217 or 234.234, or 152.214 or 234.236 and 152.216 or 234.237 R 152.371, 152.372, 152.376
234.361 Exercise Psychology 15 credits  

Management and Coaching (180 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (180 credits from)

115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits R 115.104
152.236 Sport Business 15 credits R 152.211, 234.232
152.237 Sport Event Management 15 credits R 152.215, 234.233
155.315 Sport Law 15 credits  
178.239 Sport Economics 15 credits R 234.239
219.205 Professional Presentations in Business 15 credits R 114.285
234.236 Sport Coaching: Management and Leadership 15 credits R 152.214
234.338 Sport Management/Coaching Practicum 30 credits P 152.215 or 234.233 and 152.212 or 234.235; or 152.217 or 234.234, or 152.214 or 234.236 and 152.216 or 234.237 R 152.371, 152.372, 152.376
234.360 Sport Psychology 15 credits R 152.318

Physical Education (180 credits)

Compulsory courses

214.101 Human Bioscience: Normal Body Function 15 credits R 194.101, 194.241, 194.242
234.215 Fitness and Athletic conditioning 15 credits P 234.121, 234.111 R 234.315
234.222 Sport Biomechanics I 15 credits P 214.170 or 234.121 R 234.201
234.223 Exercise Physiology 15 credits P 194.101 or 214.101 R 234.203
234.236 Sport Coaching: Management and Leadership 15 credits R 152.214
234.242 Motor Skill Learning 15 credits P 274.104 or 234.141 R 274.254
234.243 Sport Pedagogy 15 credits P 234.141 or 274.104; and 275.102 or 274.106 or 234.140 R 209.256, 274.209
234.331 Sport in the Social Context 15 credits R 152.313
234.338 Sport Management/Coaching Practicum 30 credits P 152.215 or 234.233 and 152.212 or 234.235; or 152.217 or 234.234, or 152.214 or 234.236 and 152.216 or 234.237 R 152.371, 152.372, 152.376
234.343 Sport Pedagogy II 15 credits P 234.243 or 274.209
234.346 Promoting Hauora through Te Ao Kori 15 credits P 274.209 or 234.243 R 209.316, 208.316, 274.370

Sport Development (180 credits)

Compulsory courses

152.133 Sport Facility Management 15 credits R 234.133, 234.233
152.236 Sport Business 15 credits R 152.211, 234.232
152.237 Sport Event Management 15 credits R 152.215, 234.233
152.238 Professional Development for the Sport Industry 15 credits P 234.131, 234.139, 234.134, Appraisal required R 234.238
156.239 Sport Marketing 15 credits R 234.231, 234.234
234.236 Sport Coaching: Management and Leadership 15 credits R 152.214
234.243 Sport Pedagogy 15 credits P 234.141 or 274.104; and 275.102 or 274.106 or 234.140 R 209.256, 274.209
234.331 Sport in the Social Context 15 credits R 152.313
234.338 Sport Management/Coaching Practicum 30 credits P 152.215 or 234.233 and 152.212 or 234.235; or 152.217 or 234.234, or 152.214 or 234.236 and 152.216 or 234.237 R 152.371, 152.372, 152.376
234.346 Promoting Hauora through Te Ao Kori 15 credits P 274.209 or 234.243 R 209.316, 208.316, 274.370
234.360 Sport Psychology 15 credits R 152.318

Schedule C: Minors

Equine (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses (60 credits)

286.101 Equine Production 15 credits R 117.154, 117.257
286.221 Structure and Function of the Equine Athlete 15 credits P 119.154 or 286.131 or 117.161 or 214.171 R 117.259
286.321 Responses to Training in the Equine Athlete 15 credits P 117.259 or 286.221 R 117.359

15 credits from

286.222 The Equine Lower Limb 15 credits P 117.161 or 286.131 or 117.154 or 286.101 R 117.171, 117.260
286.251 Equine Behaviour, Training and Welfare 15 credits R 117.256

Sport and Exercise Psychology (60 credits)

No new enrolments

Compulsory courses

234.360 Sport Psychology 15 credits R 152.318
234.361 Exercise Psychology 15 credits  

15 credits from

175.101 Psychology as a Social Science 15 credits  
175.102 Psychology as a Natural Science 15 credits  

15 credits from

175.205 Brain and Behaviour 15 credits P 175.102
234.224 Motor Behaviour 15 credits P 214.170 or 234.121 R 234.205

Schedule D: Elective courses

114.330 Equity and Diversity in the Workplace 15 credits  
115.114 Finance Fundamentals 15 credits R 115.105
115.116 Introduction to Marketing 15 credits R 115.104
128.300 Ergonomics/Human Factors: Work, Performance, Health and Design 15 credits  
147.101 Rehabilitation Studies 15 credits  
147.102 Mental Health and Society 15 credits  
148.334 Sports History 15 credits  
150.112 Hauora Tangata: Foundations of Māori Health 15 credits  
150.202 Mauri ora: Māori Wellbeing and Vitality 15 credits P 15 credits from 150.1xx
152.252 Project Management 15 credits  
152.336 Leadership Practice 15 credits R 152.328 and 152.329
152.350 Strategic Management and Governance 15 credits P Any 200 level Management course R 152.341 and 152.365
214.131 Introduction to Food and Nutrition 15 credits R 141.101, 151.232, 151.344
214.201 Human Bioscience: Impaired Body Function 15 credits P 214.101 and 214.102
219.230 Sport Communication 15 credits R 234.230
231.106 Introduction to Public Health 15 credits  

Courses at 100, 200 or 300-level from the 234 course prefix series.

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