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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.
Get a broad, interdisciplinary understanding of key sport and exercise concepts and knowledge in your first year, then dig deeper by choosing one of three specialist areas in years two and three. As part of your major, you will gain valuable real world experience in our sport and exercise practicum, this will allow you to apply your skills and knowledge and prepare you for entry in to the workforce.
You will learn from the best, with many of our staff involved in sport at the highest levels as competitors, coaches, administrators and managers. Our research active academic staff will teach you the most up to date information to help prepare you for the ever changing and expanding world of sport and exercise.
Small class sizes are personalised to your learning style. We’re there for you - your lecturers are approachable, helpful and committed to your success.
You will enjoy working in first-class facilities including our state-of-the-art human performance labs, Sport & Rugby Institute, athletic track and sports fields.
Within your major, you have room for five optional courses (electives). Electives can be taken from any other undergraduate degree programme and many students take electives related to sport and exercise topics, such as sport business, psychology and sport science. Students specialising in Physical Education who plan to go on to secondary school teaching are required to choose electives for a second teaching subject.
I have met so many like-minded people, all of whom share a passion for sport, as I do. The resources and equipment available to students is of the highest order, and the workload is made to be very manageable. I chose to study at Massey because it offered the best sport and exercise degree in the country. This, along with the beautiful campus and two nearby golf courses, is what influenced my decision to study here. This degree has supplied the vital skills I need to do my PGA (Professional Golf Association) apprenticeship.
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:
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