Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise

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Entry requirements

Admission to the Postgraduate Diploma of Sport and Exercise is open to students who have completed a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise degree or an equivalent sport-related degree with at least a B- grade average.

For general entry requirements see Massey University entry requirements.

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise structure

The programme comprises courses to a total value of 120 credits at 700-level, including compulsory courses for endorsements.

This qualification may be completed with or without an endorsement. At least 90 credits are required from a single subject area for an endorsement.  The endorsement subjects are Sport and Management; Sport Coaching; Exercise Science; Exercise Prescription and Training; Physical Education.

This qualification may be awarded with Distinction or Merit if study is completed to a superior/high standard, and where all requirements have been 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 4 years.

These regulations should be read in conjunction with all other Statutes and Regulations of the University including the General Regulations for Postgraduate Degrees, Postgraduate Diplomas and Postgraduate Certificates

Courses

All courses are 30 credits each unless otherwise indicated.

Subject courses

Sport and Management endorsement

234.731 Advanced Sport in the Social Context (30 credits)
234.732 Advanced Sport Management (30 credits)
234.738 Advanced Sport Practicum (30 credits)
Plus 30 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule

Sport Coaching endorsement

234.716 Advanced Physical Conditioning (30 credits)
234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching (30 credits)
234.738 Advanced Sport Practicum (30 credits)
Plus 30 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule

Exercise Science endorsement

234.716 Advanced Physical Conditioning (30 credits)
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)
Plus 30 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule

Exercise Prescription and Training endorsement

234.716 Advanced Physical Conditioning (30 credits)
234.717 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Musculoskeletal Conditions (15 credits)
234.718 Advanced Exercise Prescription for Cardiopulmonary Conditions (30 credits)
234.719 Advanced Topics in Clinical Exercise, Health and Disease (30 credits)
Plus 15 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule

Physical Education endorsement

234.736 Advanced Sport Coaching (30 credits)
234.745 Advanced Application of Māori Perspectives to Health and Physical Education (30 credits)
274.707 Issues in Health and Physical Education (30 credits)
Plus 30 credits selected from courses listed on the programme schedule

Unendorsed

120 credits selected from courses listed in the programme schedule

Notes:

  • If you are considering advancing to the Masters programme, a course in qualitative or quantitative research methods is recommended.
  • Not all papers are available in each semester.

Majors or endorsements


How much will it cost?

We can't tell you the exact cost until you have chosen your courses, as the tuition fees you pay each year vary depending on the courses you choose. There will also be compulsory non-tuition fees you have to pay in addition to your tuition fees. For some courses there may be other charges for things such as study resources, software, trips and contact workshops.

To get an approximate idea of tuition costs for typical study areas, you can use our quick guide to programme fees.

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Financial assistance

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