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Health, Sport and Human Performance

Turn your passion into an exciting career by studying Health, Sport and Human Performance at the University of Waikato. Our exciting study options will equip you with the latest knowledge and skills to excel in this dynamic environment.

Kristie Baillie

Master of Sport and Leisure Studies
Kristie is in her seventh year at the University of Waikato beginning a Masters of Sport and Leisure Studies degree. Born and bred in Morrinsville, Kristie attended Morrinsville College from 2005-2009 where she became Head Girl in her final year.


Carlos Dobson

Bachelor of Teaching/Bachelor of Sport and Leisure Studies
Entering his qualification with vast work experience is proving a real advantage for current student Carlos Dobson.The 36 year old thought beginning study after years of working without being in a tertiary learning environment, would be a drawback. “It’s actually been an advantage and I’ve come at it with enthusiasm and insight,” he says.


Health, Sport and Human Performance was previously known as Sport and Leisure Studies

As one of the country's fastest growing industries, health and sport now contributes over $12 Billion dollars per year to New Zealand. Study in Health, Sport and Human Performance will reward you with exciting career opportunities and the chance to help improve the physical, social and mental well-being of others.

Our facilities boast the latest equipment in sport science specialisations, namely The University of Waikato Sports Laboratory at the Avantidrome and The University of Waikato Adams Centre for High Performance, in Tauranga. Both are equipped with cutting-edge facilities to test athlete performance, exercise and recovery, including an environmental chamber for altitude training.

 Career opportunities

  • Applied Sports Scientist
  • Community Sport Adviser
  • Events Manager
  • Health and Physical Education Teacher
  • Personal Trainer
  • Sports Coach

100 level

200 Level

300 Level

Prescriptions for the GradCert(HSHP) and GradDip(HSHP)

A Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma are available to graduates who have not included Health, Sport and Human Performance at an advanced level in their first degree. To complete the Graduate Diploma, students must take a total of 120 points including at least 80 points at 300 level or above in Health, Sport and Human Performance. Programmes of study are planned according to interests and prior academic background and experience, and intending candidates should therefore consult the Chairperson of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

For further details, contact the Faculty of Education Postgraduate Studies Office.

Prescriptions for the PGCert(HSHP), PGDip(HSHP), BHSHP(Hons) and MHSHP

To complete a Postgraduate Certificate in Health, Sport and Human Performance, students must complete 60 points from the following list.

To complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Health, Sport and Human Performance, students must take 120 points at 500 level from the following list.

To complete a BHSHP(Hons), students must take 120 points at 500 level. Students must complete an approved research methods paper (normally SPLS501, DSOE557 or PCSS502) and one of SPLS590, SPLS592 or SPLS593. The BHSHP(Hons) is available for students who have completed their BHSHP or equivalent qualification, and who have attained a GPA of at least B+ in their third year papers.

To complete an MHSHP, students must take 180 points at 500 level. Students must complete an approved research methods paper (normally SPLS501, DSOE557 or PCSS502) and one of SPLS590, SPLS592, SPLS593 or SPLS594. The MHSHP is available for students who have completed their BHSHP or equivalent qualification, and who have attained a GPA of at least B in their third year papers.

The 500 level papers are offered fully online (NET). For further details, contact the Administrator, Department of Health, Sport and Human Performance.

Prescriptions for the MPhil

Prescriptions for the PhD

We offer a range of undergraduate papers that have a practical component as well as those that exclusively promote learning from experience in the field of health, sport and human performance. These papers enable you to participate, contribute, learn and critically reflect on the area of sport and leisure.

As a university located in the heart of the Waikato Region, we are proud to foster collaborative relationships with some of the country's top sports organisations and facilities. Our partnerships allow students to get a taste of industry careers from high performance sport (Waikato Chiefs, BOP Magic and Cycling NZ) to community organisations (Sport Waikato, Parafed and Disabilities Waikato).

Contacts

Te Kura Toi Tangata Faculty of Education:

Phone: 0800 832 242 or + 64 7 838 4500
Email: enrol@waikato.ac.nz
Email: splsadmin@waikato.ac.nz