Sport Health and Physical Education

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Foreign:$ 20.1k Deadline: Jul 4, 2021
StudyQA ranking:419 Duration:3 years

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Overview

New in 2017, this degree is your opportunity to become a leader in the exciting world of sport, health and physical education. Flexible in design, you can choose from a range of courses across different disciplines to create your own unique pathway that complements your interests and career aspirations. Pathways to explore include sport leadership and coaching, health education and promotion, exercise science, health and physical education, and dance.

Programme highlights

  • Study across the fields of sport, health  and physical education, while also taking a specific focus to your study.
  • Learn from academic staff who are recognised nationally and internationally for their research, teaching and practice in the fields of sport, health and physical education.
  • Study courses that draw on the best of international research and practice and are also grounded in educational, social and cultural contexts of Aotearoa New Zealand.
  • Choose elective courses taught by specialists across the University of Auckland in sport and exercise science, dance studies, leadership, and health promotion.

Career Opportunities

  • Sport leadership and community sport.
  • Community health education and promotion.
  • Sport coaching and development.
  • Leading health and physical education in primary and secondary  schools.
  • Community health education, health promotion and advocacy.
  • Teaching dance in communities or schools.
  • Sport and exercise science.
  • Event management and organisation.

Being flexible in design, the Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education allows you to take one of five tailored pathways or to mix and match courses to create your own. Your degree will be made up of core (compulsory) courses common to all students studying this degree, elective courses of your choosing and two general education courses. Read below to find out about the exciting courses available in each of the pathways.

  1. »General Pathway
  2. »Health and Physical Education Pathway
  3. »Health Education and Promotion Pathway
  4. »Sport Coaching and Leadership Pathway
  5. »Sport Science Pathway*
  6. »Dance Pathway**
  7. »General Education courses

General Pathway

Semester

Course code

Title

Semester One

HUMSERV 102

Lifespan Development for Human Services (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 101

Socio-cultural Foundations (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 103

Biophysical Foundations (15 points)

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

PHYSED 104

Aquatics and Water Safety

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes

EXERSCI 103

Human Anatomy

POPLHLTH 111

Population Health

 

 

 

Semester Two

EDUCSW 101

Te Ao Māori (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 102 

Learning and Pedagogy (15 points)

 

General Education course

Select one course from the General Education schedule

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

PHYSED 102

Alternative Sport and Play

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes 

HEALTHED 101

Food and Education

Health and Physical Education Pathway

Semester One

HUMSERV 102

Lifespan Development for Human Services (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 101

Socio-cultural Foundations (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 103

Biophysical Foundations (15 points)

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 104

Aquatics and Water Safety

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes

 

POPLHLTH 111

Population Health

 

 

 

Semester Two

EDUCSW 101

Te Ao Māori (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 102 

Learning and Pedagogy (15 points)

 

General Education course

Select one course from the General Education schedule

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 102

Alternative Sport and Play

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes 

 

HEALTHED 101

Food and Education

Health Education and Promotion Pathway

Semester One

HUMSERV 102

Lifespan Development for Human Services (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 101

Socio-cultural Foundations (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 103

Biophysical Foundations (15 points)

 

POPLHLTH 111

Population Health (15 points)  

 

 

 

Semester Two

EDUCSW 101

Te Ao Māori (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 102 

Learning and Pedagogy (15 points)

 

General Education course

Select one course from the General Education schedule

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 102

Alternative Sport and Play

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes 

 

HEALTHED 101

Food and Education

Sport Coaching and Leadership Pathway

Semester One

HUMSERV 102

Lifespan Development for Human Services (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 101

Socio-cultural Foundations (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 103

Biophysical Foundations (15 points)

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 104

Aquatics and Water Safety

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes

 

EXERSCI 103

Human Anatomy

 

POPLHLTH 111

Population Health

 

 

 

Semester Two

EDUCSW 101

Te Ao Māori (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 102 

Learning and Pedagogy (15 points)

 

General Education course

Select one course from the General Education schedule

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 102

Alternative Sport and Play

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes 

 

HEALTHED 101

Food and Education

Sport Science Pathway*

Semester One

HUMSERV 102

Lifespan Development for Human Services (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 101

Socio-cultural Foundations (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 103

Biophysical Foundations (15 points)

 

EXERSCI 103

Human Anatomy (15 points)

 

 

 

Semester Two

EDUCSW 101

Te Ao Māori (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 102 

Learning and Pedagogy (15 points)

 

General Education course

Select one course from the General Education schedule

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 102

Alternative Sport and Play

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes 

 

HEALTHED 101

Food and Education

Dance Pathway**

Semester One

HUMSERV 102

Lifespan Development for Human Services (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 101

Socio-cultural Foundations (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 103

Biophysical Foundations (15 points)

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):^

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 104

Aquatics and Water Safety

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes

 

 

 

Semester Two

EDUCSW 101

Te Ao Māori (15 points)

 

SPORTHPE 102 

Learning and Pedagogy (15 points)

 

General Education course

Select one course from the General Education schedule

 

Plus choose one of the following (15 points):^

 

PHYSED 101

Games and Sport Education

 

PHYSED 102

Alternative Sport and Play

 

DANCE 101

Introduction to Dance and Creative Processes  

 

HEALTHED 101

Food and Education

^ Dance 101 is compulsory for this pathway and can be completed in Semester One or Two.

*Courses in the Sport Science pathway are taught in conjunction with the Faculty of Education and Social Work and the Department of Exercise Sciences.  

**Courses in the Dance pathway are taught in conjunction with the Faculty of Education and Social Work and the Faculty of Creative Arts and Industries.

General Education courses

As an undergraduate student, you will include two General Education courses in your degree outside of your main area of study. This is a great chance to follow other interests or take courses to complement your main area of study.

  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. A minimum of three A-Level subjects completed, with at least 'C' grade or higher attained or Complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma (minimum total score of 24).
  • IELTS (Academic): Overall score of 6.0 and all bands 5.5 or better
  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): Overall score of 80 plus a written score of 21
  • Paper-based TOEFL: Overall score of 550 plus Essay (TWE) of 4.5
  • Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE): Overall score of 169 and all bands 162 or better
  • Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic: Overall score of 50 and no PTE communicative skills score below 42. You must authorise the University to view and verify your PTE scores.
  • University of Auckland International Student Scholarships
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