Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Science)

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Entry requirements

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Admission to the 240 credit Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Science) requires that you will:

  • meet the University admission requirements as specified, and
  • 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 Science) requires that you will:

  • meet the University admission requirements as specified, and
  • have completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise degree with Honours, endorsed in Exercise Science, with at least a B grade average
  • have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise, endorsed in Exercise Science, with at least a B grade average.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Science) 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 Science) 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

All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Schedule for the 240 credit Master of Sport and Exercise (Exercise Science)

All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Compulsory courses (90 credits):

234.716 Advanced Physical Conditioning
234.720 Skeletal Muscle Metabolism (15 credits)
234.721 Muscle Mechanics (15 credits)
234.722 Advanced Biomechanics (15 credits)
234.723 Advanced Topics in Exercise Science (15 credits)

Elective courses (30 credits required)

234.717 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Musculoskeletal Conditions (15 credits)
234.718 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Cardiopulmonary Conditions
234.719 Advanced Topics in Clinical Exercise, Health and Disease
234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context
234.732 Advanced Sport Management
234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching
234.738 Advanced Sport Practicum
234.745 Advanced Application of Maori Perspectives to Health and Physical Education
274.707 Issues in Health and Physical Education
or approved alternative 15 or 30 credit research methods course
Note: not all papers are available in each semester.

Part Two

Plus either 90 or 120 credits of research
234.891 Thesis 90 credit Part 1
234.892 Thesis 90 credit Part 2
or
234.897 Thesis 120 credit Part 1
234.898 Thesis 120 credit Part 2

Schedule for the 120 credit Master of Sport and Exercise

234.771 Research Methods in Sport and Exercise
or approved alternative 15 or 30 credit research methods course
234.891 Thesis 90 credit Part 1
234.892 Thesis 90 credit Part 2
or
234.897 Thesis 120 credit Part 1
234.898 Thesis 120 credit Part 2

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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