Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Prescription and Training)

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Entry requirements

Admission to the 240 credit Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise and Prescription Training) requires that you will have completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise or equivalent sport-related degree with at least an overall B grade average in the highest level courses.

Admission to the 120 credit (thesis only) Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise and Prescription Training) requires that you will:

  • have completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise degree with Honours, endorsed in Exercise Prescription and Training, with at least a B grade average; or
  • have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise, endorsed in Exercise Prescription and Training, with at least a B grade average.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Prescription and Training) structure

You will follow a parts-based course of study which shall consist of at least 240 approved credits, and include 15 or 30 credits in research methods together with a thesis of at least 90 credits.

  • Part One shall comprise 120 credits at the 700-level from the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise (Exercise Prescription and Training) schedule.
  • Part Two shall comprise 120 credits. This shall be a thesis of 120 credits; or shall include a thesis of 90 credits and a further 30 credits from the Schedule

A minimum B grade average is required in Part One to progress to Part Two.

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if study is completed to a superior/high standard.

To be eligible for Distinction/Merit:

  • the 240 credit programme must be completed within two years for full-time study or within five years for part-time study. The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is six years.
  • The 120 credit programme must be completed within one year for full-time study or within three years for part-time study. The maximum time permitted for completion of this qualification is four years.

Courses

Note: Students must complete a research methods paper prior to or concurrently with their thesis. This requirement may determine your enrolment in the 90 credit or 120 credit thesis option.

Students enrolling in a thesis commence with part one followed by part two in the next enrolment period. Both parts combine to meet the thesis requirements with a single grade assigned to each part. If the thesis cannot be submitted at the end of the initial part two enrolment, the student must re-enrol in part two (and pay fees) each semester until submission is made.

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