School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

In the top 150 Sport Science Schools and Departments worldwide

2018 Shanghai World Rankings

The School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition is one of New Zealand’s most innovative, research-led academic groupings encompassing human nutrition and dietetics; exercise science; and sport management, coaching and education. The School delivers excellence in research and teaching and the multidisciplinary approach enables us to be a key influencer on human health, performance and physical development throughout the lifecycle.

Study programmes

Our academic programmes include sport and exercise, sport development, and nutritional and exercise sciences as well as an accredited post-graduate pathway to a professional qualification in dietetics.

Research expertise

Our research aims to reduce the risk of disease and optimise the health, physical development and performance of people and athletes. Our researchers have expertise in sport, exercise, human nutrition, dietetics and metabolic health.


Find out more about the Massey study programmes, research, facilities, services and people working in the School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition’s areas of specialisation.

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Research centres

Centre for Metabolic Health Research

The Centre for Metabolic Health Research facilitates interdisciplinary research in metabolic health, with key aspects being the prevention of metabolic diseases such as obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular disease, and the maintenance of mobility and functionality throughout the lifecycle. 

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Nutrition and Dietetic Centre

The Nutrition and Dietetic Centre combines the clinical, nutritional and research expertise of Massey dietitians and nutritionists with the enthusiasm and creativity of our dietetics students. The Centre is based on the Auckland campus.

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Nutrition Symposia

The Nutrition Symposia gives health professionals and others working the fields of nutrition, food and wellness, accessible and useful information from nutrition research findings.

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Human nutrition and dietetics facilities

The Human Nutrition and Research Unit has excellent facilities for nutritional assessment and running clinical studies. Our facilities span multiple disciplines in the field, including human studies, animal studies, molecular and cellular biology, microbiology and biochemistry, and rheology.


Sport and exercise laboratories

Our sport and exercise laboratories have the facilities to evaluate performance for a wide range of sports and occupational activities.

Staff and careers

Head of School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Associate Professor Andrew Foskett

As well as being the Major Leader for the Bachelor of Science (Exercise and Sports Science) on the Albany campus, Andrew is a keen practitioner and participated in the Beijing Olympics (2008) and three age-group FIFA World Cups (2009, 2011 and 2013) in his role as an applied sports scientist.

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Careers at Massey

College of Health

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The School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition is one of four interconnected units in the College of Health.

College of Health


Contact us

Postal address


Massey University
Private Bag 102904
North Shore City
Auckland 0745
New Zealand

Palmerston North

PN 621
Private Bag 11-222
Massey University
Palmerston North 4442
New Zealand


Massey University
PO Box 756
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

Courier address


Massey University, Albany
Gate 4, Building 80, Turitea Place
Albany 0632

Palmerston North

Practical Teaching Complex
Corner of University Ave and Albany Drive
Massey University
Palmerston North


Massey University
Block 3, Room 3C18 Reception
Entrance C, Wallace Street
Wellington 6021

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