New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5)

(with a contextualised delivery option in basketball or rugby)

Programme highlights

There are so many places a career in sport, recreation and exercise can take you.

Prepare yourself for a career in this exciting and fast-paced industry with MIT.

This programme is designed for people wanting to become highly qualified professionals in sport, recreation, exercise science, sport coaching and sport/leisure management.

Love your sport? Choose a contextualised delivery in either:

  • Rugby (in partnership with Counties Manukau Rugby Union and Wanganui Rugby Union)
  • Basketball (in partnership with the Franklin Bulls, Pukekohe)

Our rugby and basketball contextualisations have been designed for people with a passion for their sport, who want to become a highly qualified professional in their chosen industry.

All projects and practical sessions are contextualised to your sport, and you gain industry experience while you study.

Turn your passion into a career and land your dream job in the sport, recreation, and exercise industries.

Key facts

Start Month(s) February, July
Study Location(s) MIT Otara; Navigation Homes Stadium, Pukekohe; Wanganui Rugby Union, Whanganui
Level 5
Domestic fees $6,300 (approx.) per year
Youth Guarantee (fees-free*) Not available
Programme Code NZ3627
Duration

34 teaching weeks (full-time) or 68 teaching weeks (part-time)

Study Method Full-time, Part-time
Credits 120
International Fees $21,700 (approx.) per year
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*) Not available
Qualification New Zealand Diploma

Manukau Institute of Technology School of Sport partners with Auckland Dream Basketball

Entry requirements

Open entry

There are no academic requirements that need to be met to enter this programme.

Applicants must be prepared to sign a form for disclosure of information for the NZ Police. A safety check will be completed to ensure you meet all the requirements as set out in Section 31 of the Vulnerable Children Act. A criminal record will not automatically exclude an applicant from entry to the programme. Applicants with convictions for violence against a person will not be considered.

English Language Requirements:

Applicants must have sufficient competence in the English language to undertake this programme, which is taught and assessed in English.

Any applicant whose first language is not English may be required to provide evidence of their English language competency.

International students: English Language Entry Requirements

For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules

https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-international-students/

International students will generally be required to provide evidence of English language proficiency, for this programme an IELTS General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5 is required. Equivalent acceptable evidence can be seen at the following NZQA link:  https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/about-us/our-role/legislation/nzqa-rules/nzqf-related-rules/the-table/

Provisional Entry

Students who have attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the minimum entry requirements for a programme will be eligible to be enrolled as a student where their previous educational, work or life experience indicates they have a reasonable likelihood of success. Students who have not attained the age of 20 years and do not hold the required minimum entry requirements for a programme may also be eligible to enrol in exceptional circumstances. Such decisions will be made by the Director/Head of School.

International students

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You will complete your test in one day, plus get free online tuition to help you succeed. We offer paper-based or computer-delivered IELTS. Choose computer-delivered IELTS and get your results in 3-5 days.

Career opportunities

Fitness instructor, personal trainer, recreation programmer, event manager, sports administration, coach, hauora and health educator, Kaiārahi, OSCAR leader, sports coordinator, Whānau Ora leader.

Programme structure

You will need to complete the below eight courses (120 credits):

Structural Kinesiology (15 credits)

Develop an understanding of the science of kinesiology and the process of human movement, as it relates to physical activity, sport and exercise.

Introduction to Sports as a Business (15 credits)

Learn the principles of business, management and leadership in the context of sport, recreation and exercise.

Sport Sociology (15 credits)

Develop an understanding of the historical, social and cultural foundations of sport and exercise science, and cultural diversity. Learn to identify foundational social-psychological concepts.

Coaching Pedagogy (15 credits)

Design and introduce the theory and practice of sports coaching with emphasis on the knowledge and practical skills necessary for coaching youth.

Human Anatomy & Physiology (15 credits)

You will develop and understanding of the sciences of anatomy and physiology as they relate to physical activity, sport and exercise. Anatomy is the study of the structure of the body and physiology is the study of the function of the body. Both disciplines are fundamental to the study of exercise science, coaching and sporting performance.

He Oranga Hauora (Healthy Lifestyle) (15 credits)

Become informed, responsible and proactive in the promotion of hauora and personal health. You will also gain an understanding of the role of lifestyle choices in the maintenance and improvement of health status.

Exercise Prescription for Personal Trainers (15 credits)

Apply an understanding of physiological knowledge to prescribe specific and general training programmes.

Introduction to Biomechanics (15 credits)

Develop and understanding of the major concepts of biomechanics as they relate to performance in sport and exercise.

Key dates

To find the start date of your programme intake listed above, please view the sport, recreation and exercise science calendar.

Further training or study

On completion of the New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation students wishing to continue study are eligible to go straight into year two of the Bachelor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Level 7).

Key information for students

New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5)

Entry Requirements
Minimum requirements [?] Any minimum or preferred criteria for entry to this qualification. Entry Requirements General Open entry for Domestic students International students: English Language Entry Requirements For the minimum English language requirements refer to the requirements set out in the NZQF Programme and Accreditation Rules https://www.nzqa.govt.nz/providers-partners/qa-system-for-teos/english-internationalstudents/ Applicants must be prepared to sign a form for disclosure of information for the NZ Police. A safety check will be completed to ensure you meet all the requirements as set out in Section 31 of the Vulnerable Children Act. A criminal record will not automatically exclude an applicant from entry to the programme. Applicants with convictions for violence against a person will not be considered. Interview Requirements: N/A Selection Criteria: Applicants will be selected in order of successful application. Exceptions to entry: N/A Credit recognition will be available upon application along with a relevant academic transcript of less than 5 years since last date of attendance. Applicants may be required to do a challenge test. Fees apply. Credit transfer may be available upon application along with a relevant academic transcript of less than 5 years since last date of attendance. No Fees apply.
Detailed requirements [?] Click here for more information on any additional entry criteria for this qualification. More information about entry to this qualification
Duration [?] The minimum amount of time it takes to complete this qualification. 1 Year
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National Graduate Outcomes (3 years after completion)
Median earnings [?] The median represents the middle value for all earnings of young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally. Earnings do not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. $33,036
Earnings range [?] The range shows the upper and lower quartile values representing the one quarter point and three quarters point for all earnings of young graduates who completed qualifications in this subject area. Half of all graduates had earnings within this range. $23,830 - $41,054
In employment [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 61%
In further study [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 32%
On a benefit [?] This percentage relates to young graduates who completed a qualification in this subject area at this level nationally and does not relate specifically to graduates who completed qualifications at this TEO. 3%
Note: all KIS information is the most recent available relating to domestic students only.
Click here for more information about the Key Information for Students

Information is correct as at October 2019. Programme fees are based on a full-time student and may vary depending on your final selection of courses that make up your programme. To provide you with an indication of costs, the approximate fees quoted in this publication are based on the indicative 2020 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2020 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2020 programme or course fees. Further information about the CSSF can be found here www.manukau.ac.nz/cssf. Programmes stated as eligible for free study in 2020 are based on the 2019 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2020. All fees are in New Zealand Dollars. You will be advised of the current fees at the time of enrolment. All courses and programmes will proceed subject to numbers and academic approval. Manukau Institute of Technology is accredited under the provisions of the Education Act 1989. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.