Sport, recreation and exercise science

Sport is a richly satisfying career, where you can make positive changes to people's lives.

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.

Our team of experienced staff has close links with the Counties Manukau community and regionally through teaching, coaching or their current/past sporting achievements. 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 ensures that our curriculum is current, and our students are 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.

As a qualified professional, you can share your passion for sport and exercise in a range of settings. You could coach elite sports people or teams, and there are also opportunities for people passionate about inspiring others to get active and healthy.

Short courses

Keen to study a stand-alone course?

Whether you are an individual who wants to upskill or a business looking for specialised staff training, this is where you'll find it.

Find out more about sport, recreation and exercise science short courses.

Meet the team

Our sport, recreation and exercise science staff come from a variety of backgrounds and all share a passion for learning and teaching excellence.

They are highly skilled individuals that bring a wealth of experience and expertise to MIT. The team pride themselves in the support they provide their students on their journey towards a career in the sports industry.

Meet some of our lecturers.