New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 6)

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Programme highlights

Take your career in sport to the next level.

This qualification builds on the New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 5). It's perfect if you’re wanting to extend yourself as a professional in sport, recreation, exercise science, sport coaching and sport/leisure management.

Upon successful completion of this programme, you can pathway directly into the third year of our degree.

Discover or create your dream job in this exciting industry.

Key facts

Start month(s)

February, July

Study location(s)

MIT Ōtara

Level 6
Domestic fees

$6,500 (approx.)

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Youth Guarantee (fees-free*)

Not available

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Programme code NZ3628
Duration

Full-time for 1 year (34 teaching weeks), part-time available.
The maximum time to complete this programme part-time is 5 years.

Study method

Full-time, Part-time, Blended

Credits 120
International fees NZD $22,000 (approx.)
Māori and Pasifika Trades Training Scholarship (fees-free*)

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Qualification leads to

New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 6)


 

Entry requirements

Open entry

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

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 Academic score of 6 with no band score lower than 5.5 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/

International students

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Programme structure

You will need to complete five compulsory courses and three elective courses (120 credits):

Compulsory courses

781.618 Sport and exercise nutrition (15 credits)

This course aims to develop your appreciation and knowledge of sport and exercise nutrition and its application to sport performance.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Compare and contrast the nutritional recommendations and guidelines for healthy adults and athletes
  • Describe the nutritional requirements that are specific to athletes in different sports
  • Identify and correct common myths associated with sport nutrition
  • Develop nutritional strategies and manage sport nutrition programmes for optimal sport performance as an entry-level practitioner.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Case study: 35%
  • Lab report: 35%
  • Practise based assessment: 30%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.619 Research methods in sport and exercise (15 credits)

This course will introduce you to research concepts, design and methods in sport and exercise science. You will gain knowledge of the processes involved in research design, process and analysis.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of research concepts and evaluate project design and methodologies employed in sport science
  • Identify available statistical analysis and graphics software and demonstrate ability to use the software in the treatment of results
  • Prepare a research proposal for the study of an aspect of sport and sport performance.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Research proposal: 40%
  • Written practise based assessment (statistics): 30%
  • Written practise based assessment: 30%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.620 Injury prevention and rehabilitation (15 credits)

Gain a basic understanding of the nature of injuries in sport and in the workplace, including causal factors, assessment, treatment, management and rehabilitation.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate and discuss the ability to develop and implement a sport rehabilitation programme
  • Apply knowledge of causes and treatment of common sports injuries, and the process of soft tissue healing
  • Explain the theoretical basis of sport medicine, injury prevention, and scope of practice.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Written Injury Report 25%
  • Practical Based Assessment 35%
  • Practise Based Assessment 40%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.621 Exercise programme design (15 credits)

Get professional skills in the planning, management and design of integrated physical training programmes. There is emphasis placed on the processes involved in analysing needs, and presenting, monitoring and evaluating programmes.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Assess, analyse and report on the basic health status of a client or athlete in a culturally safe and professional manner
  • Conduct an evidence-based needs analysis for a client, athlete or sports team including any cultural considerations and integrate these results into the subsequent training programme
  • Design specific training programmes that safely meet the cultural and physical needs and goals of the client, athlete or sports-team
  • Implement resistance and cardiovascular training programmes.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Written assignment: 30%
  • Practical labs: 30%
  • Practical based learning assessment: 40%.
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.622 Sport management and administration skills (15 credits)

This course aims to introduce the student to management and administration knowledge that can be applied within the sport and recreation context.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Identify the function of Human Resource Management in a sports organisation
  • Explain operations management in the context of ethical issues related to sport, risk and event management
  • Explain marketing in a sports context from the perspective of the different stakeholders such as participants, volunteers, supporters and funders.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Report: 32%
  • Presentation: 36%
  • Discussion board/portfolio: 32%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

Elective courses

781.623 Applied exercise physiology (15 credits)

Further your knowledge of human physiology and physiological assessment procedures relevant to the study of exercise and sport performance.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Perform basic physical and physiological assessments on an individual
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the physiological, responses and adaptations to exercise.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Practise-based assessment 1: 35%
  • Practise-based assessment 2: 35%
  • Lab report: 30%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.624 Biochemistry (15 credits)

Gain an introduction to some of the key issues in sport and exercise psychology, whilst developing an analytical approach to the application of psychological theory to sport, exercise and population health.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues associated with exercise adherence from a psychological perspective
  • Critically evaluate literature pertaining to the application of psychology to sport and exercise
  • Explain the importance of motivation associated with sport performance and participation.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Presentation: 30%
  • Reflective learning log: 40%
  • Research report 30%.
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.625 Outdoor education (15 credits)

Explore the outdoor education principles and philosophies while relating them to the New Zealand Health and Physical Education (NZHPE) Curriculum. You will have the opportunity to develop an outdoor education plan relating to a school-based outdoor environment, as well as experiencing outdoor activities as both a learner and a leader.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Describe the principles and philosophies of education outside the classroom (EOTC)
  • Understand outdoor education as it relates to the New Zealand Health and Physical Education (NZHPE) Curriculum
  • Plan an outdoor education programme relating to a school-based outdoor environment
  • Gain and apply skills and experiences for safe participation in outdoor education/adventure pursuits
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Written assignment 1: 30%
  • Written assignment 2: 30%
  • Experiential learning and skill attainment: 40%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.626 Sport and therapeutic massage (15 credits)

Get a strong theoretical and practical basis in basic, therapeutic and sport massage practice.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Understand the theory of massage
  • Describe the scope of massage
  • Determine health considerations and contraindications for safe treatment planning
  • Demonstrate massage techniques in a massage practice setting.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Presentation: 20%
  • Practical based learning assessment: 40%
  • Practise based written assessment: 40%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.627 Issues in sport and exercise psychology (15 credits)

Gain an introduction to some of the key issues in sport and exercise psychology, whilst developing an analytical approach to the application of psychological theory to sport, exercise and population health.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding of issues associated with exercise adherence from a psychological perspective
  • Critically evaluate literature pertaining to the application of psychology to sport and exercise
  • Explain the importance of motivation associated with sport performance and participation.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Presentation: 30%
  • Reflective learning log: 40%
  • Research report 30%.
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

781.628 Applied coaching pedagogy (15 credits)

You will learn about planning, implementation and evaluation of coaching practice, while applying knowledge of motor skill development, and reflecting on different approaches to coaching pedagogy.

Outcomes, hours and assessments

Learner outcomes

On successful completion of this course, it is expected that you will be able to:

  • Discuss pedagogical approaches to coaching practice, including gender, ethnic and social considerations
  • Discuss current motor learning theories that provide a basis for understanding how complex motor skills are developed
  • Plan, implement and evaluate coaching sessions, focusing on development and performance.
Learning hours
  • Face-to-face: 50 hours
  • Online: 30 hours
  • Study: 25 hours
  • Work placement/practicum: 10 hours
  • Assessment activity: 35 hours
  • Total for this course: 150 hours
Assessments
  • Report: 30%
  • Presentation: 25%
  • Portfolio: 45%
Pass criteria

An overall mark of 50% or greater is required to pass this course.

Key dates and timetables

To find the key dates and timetables of this programme, please view the sport, recreation and exercise science calendar.

Career opportunities

Graduates may be able to work in leadership roles such as:
Community sports manager, community health manager, event manager, facility manager, hauora or health exercise educator, outdoor educator, outdoor recreation manager, parks manager, recreation planner, recreation manager, or a sport director.

Graduates may also be able to work within organisations such as:
Community health providers, community sports providers, outdoor education centres, exercise facilities, Iwi organisations, local councils, cultural centres, outdoor pursuits centres, primary health organisations, regional sports trusts, or recreation, sport and leisure centres. For potential salaries visit careers.govt.nz.

MIT is becoming Te Pūkenga

Vocational education in Aotearoa is changing to better meet the needs of learners like you.

As part of this transformational change, MIT will next year become fully part of Te Pūkenga, a national network delivering skills training in a wide range of locations throughout Aotearoa. This means that while you’re applying with MIT now, from Semester 1, 2023 when you enrol you’ll become a Te Pūkenga learner.

The new system has the success and wellbeing of learners at its heart, and a review of all programmes is currently underway to help support this, including the programme that you’ve enrolled with. The aim is to make qualifications more portable, consistent and closely aligned with the needs of industry, and more in tune with where the world is headed.

As the programme review is ongoing, the courses outlined may be liable to change over time. Rest assured that we’ll notify you of any material changes to delivery that might impact what you’re studying, where you’re studying or the ways you’re learning.

Information is correct as at 17 August 2022. 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 2022 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2022 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2022 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 2022 are based on the 2021 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2022. 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 Limited is accredited under the provisions of the Education and Training Act 2020. International students must study in class and will not be able to enrol for online study options.