Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Without Specialisation)

Apply now! ▸

Join the sport and exercise industry, one of New Zealand’s biggest sectors

With Massey’s Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (BSpEx) you’ll be equipped with valuable skills to work in the world of health and physical activity. This field is worth $6billion dollars a year to New Zealand - that’s as big as the dairy industry.

Find out more about the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise parent structure

What is it like?

Great jobs - plenty of choices

You can complete your Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (BSpEx) without a major. With the BSpEx you will take a set of compulsory courses common to all the BSpEx majors, then select courses to meet the degree requirements.

This degree has a broad interdisciplinary base, and many courses are available via distance learning. You can take up to six elective courses from any other undergraduate degree programme.

World-class, highly experienced staff

You will learn from the best, with many of our staff involved in sport at the highest levels as competitors, coaches, administrators and managers. 

All our academic staff are actively researching, to bring you the latest information.

Strong student support

Small class sizes are personalised to your learning style. We’re there for you - your lecturers are approachable, helpful and committed to your success.

Outstanding facilities

You will enjoy working in first-class facilities including our state-of-the-art human performance labs.
We support the Treaty of Waitangi and Tikanga Maori; we currently host a National Heart Foundation Maori Research Fellow, and a Health Research Council Maori Postdoctoral Fellow. 

A good fit if you:

  • Want to get a qualification while staying engaged in the community
  • Want to develop a portfolio of sport and exercise study unconstrained by the specific requirements of a major


The BSpEx will prepare you for a variety of careers in New Zealand’s large sport and exercise industry. This might include the growing areas of community sport, fitness, professional sport, sport administration and wellness. Potential careers and fields include:

  • Local sporting authorities
  • Community sports centres
  • Fitness centres
  • Homes for the elderly
  • Medical centres, hospitals or clinics
  • Sports trainer or coach
  • National sporting bodies
  • Teaching (further study required, such as a Graduate Diploma of Teaching)
  • School sport coordinators
  • Sports teams

Because of its broad interdisciplinary base and distance courses, the BSpEx without a major is an attractive option if you want to gain a qualification while engaged in the community. It is also ideal if you want to develop a portfolio of sport and exercise study without the specific requirements of a major.

Massey Contact Centre Mon - Fri 8:30am to 4:30pm 0800 MASSEY (+64 6 350 5701) TXT 5222 Web chat Staff Alumni News Māori @ Massey