School of Sport

At the School of Sport, we believe sport is a richly satisfying career where you can make positive changes to people’s lives. Our qualifications, including our Bachelor’s degree, enable you to successfully enter, or upskill in, the fast-growing sport and recreation industries.

While sport and recreation today are big business, they have equal advantages in creating a healthy and confident society. These benefits can be seen in all areas of life from the psychological and emotional to the social and spiritual. Our philosophy is to use sport as the vehicle for professional, social and personal change in a supportive and applied learning environment.

We have all the latest equipment to train and test tomorrow’s sports leaders. Our team of staff has close links with the Counties Manukau community through teaching, coaching or living here. Our practical grassroots programmes have a strong industry focus to equip you with the right skills for a rewarding career in sport, recreation, education, fitness or the outdoors.

Our continuous engagement and collaboration with our communities and industry not only allows us to be active participants in and to contribute to the sporting sector as a whole but also ensures that our curriculum is up to date and our students are well prepared to start working in the sporting industry.

We pride ourselves on our encouraging environment, which will set you on a positive pathway. By studying with us you’ll be personally challenged, learn the value of teamwork, become leaders of young people and see first hand the impact of sport on community spirit.

We welcome anyone who loves being physically active, wants to teach and inspire others to be physically active and is looking for a career in an industry that affects peoples’ lives for the better.