Sport, recreation and exercise science

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

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 characters passionate about inspiring others to get active and healthy.


Certificate of Proficiency

Keen to study a stand-alone course? At MIT you can apply to study an individual course to gain proficiency in a specific area. Our Certificate of Proficiency options allow you to study an individual course without enrolling in a full programme.

Find out what Sport, Recreation and Exercise Science courses are available to study as a Certificate of Proficiency.

Potential jobs
Job Average Salary>>
Event Manager $34K - $65K per year
Fitness Instructor  $17 - $25 per hour 
Outdoor Recreation Guide / Instructor $34K - $58K per year
Personal Trainer  $25 - $35 per hour
Senior Recreation Co-ordinator $40K - $83K per year 
Sports Coach / Official (Regional and National Levels) $53K - $146K per year

»Sourced from March 2019

Why choose MIT?

We have the latest sports science equipment and labs to train and test tomorrow's sports leaders. 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.

As part of the School of Social Work and Sport, 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.

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.