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BHSHP - Sport Development and Coaching as a major

The rapidly growing sport and leisure industry is worth over $12 billion a year to New Zealand. The Bachelor of Health, Sport & Human Performance will give you a foundation in this exciting and dynamic industry.

The Sport Development and Coaching major is based on an innovative combination of pedagogical and sociological studies of sport and active recreation.


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Key information

Years: 3.0
Points: 360
Start Dates: Trimester A (March) and Trimester B (July)
Fees (Domestic): $5,997 per year
Fees (International): $25,915 per year
Entry Requirements: Undergraduate International
Area of Study:
*Tuition fees shown are indicative only and may change. There are additional fees and charges related to enrolment please see the Table of Fees and Charges for more information. You will be sent an enrolment agreement which will confirm your fees.

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Degree planner — BHSHP in Sport Development and Coaching

This major gives students the skills that support them to enhance sport, recreation and physical activity for groups and individuals. Students will benefit from established local and national industry partnerships with Sport New Zealand, The International Olympic Committee, Sport Waikato, the Avantidrome, The Waikato Institute of Sport and Leisure Studies, Brian Perry Charitable Trust, The Lowie Foundation and sports clubs/franchises in the greater Waikato and Bay of Plenty region. Graduates will have the transferable skills and knowledge to lead in any sector involving people and movement.

  • Major
  • Compulsory
  • Elective

Papers

*100 level
  • HMDEV100 Lifespan Development
  • DANCE101 Dance, Movement and Culture
  • MAORI102 He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World
  • MAORI150 Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi
This information is provisional and subject to change.

The Sport Development and Coaching major is based on an innovative combination of pedagogical and sociological studies of sport and active recreation.

Sport Development and Coaching is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance (BHSHP). Sport Development and Coaching may also be included as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Sport Development and Coaching as a single major for the BHSHP, students must gain 135 points from papers listed for Sport Development and Coaching, including 105 points above 100 level, and 60 points above 200 level. Students must complete SDCOA101; 15 points from DANCE101, HMDEV100, MAORI102 or MAORI150; and SDCOA201, SDCOA202, SDCOA203, SDCOA301, SDCOA302, SDCOA303 and SDCOA304.

To complete Sport Development and Coaching as part of a double major for the BHSHP or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points from papers listed for Sport Development and Coaching, including 90 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete SDCOA101; 15 points from DANCE101, HMDEV100, MAORI102 or MAORI150; and SDCOA201, SDCOA202, SDCOA203, and 45 points from SDCOA301, SDCOA302, SDCOA303 or SDCOA304.

To complete a minor in Sport Development and Coaching, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Sport Development and Coaching major, including at least 30 points above 100 level.

100 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
DANCE101Dance, Movement and Culture15.022B (Hamilton)
This paper provides practical experience with different forms of dance, an introduction to choreography, and a critical examination of how dance is influenced by societal and cultural issues.
HMDEV100Lifespan Development15.022A (Hamilton), 22B (Online) & 22B (Tauranga)
HMDEV100 focuses on understanding and enhancing human development through an exploration of biological, psychological, social and cultural factors that influence patterns of development and learning over the lifespan.
MAORI102He Hīnatore ki te Ao Māori: Introducing the Māori World15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Online), 22B (Hamilton), 22B (Online) & 22G (Online)
An introduction to the Maori world view, social organisation, cultural concepts, including Maori astronomy, and their relevance in a contemporary society.
MAORI150Te Tiriti o Waitangi: An Introduction to the Treaty of Waitangi15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Tauranga) & 22B (Hamilton)
This paper seeks to provide a sound understanding of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. It reviews historical and contemporary interpretations and takes into account the interplay of contextual issues of the time.
SDCOA101Sport, Culture and Development: Trends and Issues15.022B (Hamilton), 22B (Online) & 22B (Tauranga)
In this paper students will gain an introduction to sociological understandings of sport and movement cultures. They will develop new ways of critically thinking about the important role sport plays in contemporary society, including the economy, politics, tourism, the media, and our sense of identity, belonging and community. Stud...

200 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
SDCOA201Sport and Community Development: Identity, Culture and Society15.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (Tauranga)
In this paper students will develop critical understandings of how sport is used for the purposes of health, wellbeing and social development within local, national and international communities. Students will be introduced to more advanced key concepts and theories within sociology of sport and development studies, adding in conce...
SDCOA202Negotiating Sport Development and Coaching Contexts15.022A (Hamilton), 22A (Online) & 22A (Tauranga)
Sport development and coaching occurs in complex and dynamic interpersonal, physical and organisational environments. This paper introduces and develops knowledge and skills to negotiate effective partnerships for learning in the coaching and instructing nexus.
SDCOA203Coaching for Learning15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Tauranga)
This paper advances practices integral to learner/athlete centred coaching, facilitation and instruction in an array of sport and recreation settings.

300 Level

Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location
SDCOA301Contemporary Issues in Sport Development in Local and Global Contexts15.022A (Hamilton) & 22A (Tauranga)
In this paper students will develop critical understandings of how sport is used for the purposes of health, wellbeing and social development within local, national and international communities. Students will interrogate through a social justice lens, contemporary issues in these communities and the key themes running through thes...
SDCOA303Sport, Media and Communication15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Online)
This paper expands students' critical sociocultural understanding of the media. Students will develop knowledge of the production and consumption of various forms of media (including social media), and have the opportunity to develop skills in critical media analysis and production.
SDCOA304Analysing Coaching for Learning15.022B (Hamilton) & 22B (Tauranga)
This paper critically examines the instructional strategies and practices adopted to promote effective instruction in selected settings. A range of technologies to support the analysis and reflection process are utilised. Students will have the opportunity to apply these in a broad range of coaching and instructional settings.

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Students who major in Sport Development and Coaching as part of the Bachelor of Health, Sport and Human Performance often pursue further study at master's or doctorate level to enhance their understanding of a specialised area within the sport and leisure industry. Our researchers have strong links with the industry and other researchers nationally and internationally.


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