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.
- Applied Sports Scientist
- Community Sport Adviser
- Events Manager
- Health and Physical Education Teacher
- Personal Trainer
- Sports Coach
Study Health, Sport and Human Performance in any of these qualifications
|Understanding Hauora, Health and Wellbeing||CMYHE101||15.0 Points|
|Dance, Movement and Culture||DANCE101||15.0 Points|
|Introduction to Human Performance Science||HPSCI101||15.0 Points|
|Foundations of Health, Sport and Human Performance||HSHUP101||15.0 Points|
|The Fundamentals of Coaching and Instruction||HSHUP102||15.0 Points|
|Social, Health and Indigenous Psychology||PSYCH101||15.0 Points|
|Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues||SDCOA101||15.0 Points|
|Healthy Lifestyles and Healthy Communities||CMYHE201||15.0 Points|
|Understanding the Healthy Body: Sociocultural Perspectives||CMYHE202||15.0 Points|
|Exercise Physiology and Prescription||HPSCI201||15.0 Points|
|Psychomotor Learning and Performance||HPSCI202||15.0 Points|
|Nutrition for Health and Exercise||HPSCI203||15.0 Points|
|Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance||HSHUP201||15.0 Points|
|Maori and Indigenous Health and Wellbeing||MAORI204||15.0 Points|
|Health Communication Campaigns||PUBRL202||15.0 Points|
|Sport and Community Development: Identity, Culture and Society||SDCOA201||15.0 Points|
|Negotiating Sport Development and Coaching Contexts||SDCOA202||15.0 Points|
|Coaching for Learning||SDCOA203||15.0 Points|
|Practicum in the Sport and Leisure Industry||SPLS301||20.0 Points|
|Psychology of Health, Sport and Human Performance||SPLS302||20.0 Points|
|Prescribing Physical Activity and Exercise||SPLS303||20.0 Points|
|Media, Sport and Culture||SPLS304||20.0 Points|
|Advances in Skill Learning, Performing and Rehabilitation||SPLS306||20.0 Points|
|Performing Dance||SPLS308||20.0 Points|
|Instructing in Sport and Leisure Settings||SPLS310||20.0 Points|
|Healthy Communities, Healthy Lifestyles||SPLS311||20.0 Points|
|Sport for Social Justice||SPLS320||20.0 Points|
|Directed Study||SPLS390||20.0 Points|
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.
|Culturally Responsive Methodologies incorporating kaupapa Maori and critical theories||EDUCA500||30.0 Points|
|Rangahau Kaupapa Maori - Kaupapa Maori Research||MAOED500||30.0 Points|
|Professional Learning in Education Practice||RPLC500||30.0 Points|
|Research Methods in Health, Sport and Human Performance||SPLS501||30.0 Points|
|Advanced Human Performance Science||SPLS502||30.0 Points|
|Advanced Sociocultural Study of Movement Cultures||SPLS507||30.0 Points|
|Promoting Quality Movement Experiences in Education Settings||SPLS508||30.0 Points|
|Special Topic||SPLS520||30.0 Points|
|Directed Study||SPLS590||30.0 Points|
|Sport and Leisure Studies Thesis||SPLS593||90.0 Points|
|Sport and Leisure Studies Thesis||SPLS594||120.0 Points|
|Directed Study||TOED590||30.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the MPhil
|Sport and Leisure Studies MPhil Thesis||SPLS800||120.0 Points|
Prescriptions for the PhD
|Sport and Leisure Studies PhD Thesis||SPLS900||120.0 Points|
|Sport and Leisure Studies Creative Practice PhD Thesis||SPLS901||120.0 Points|
Graduate study options
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).