Certificate of proficiency in human anatomy and physiology

Course highlights

To introduce 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.

Key facts

Start month(s) February, July
Duration 19 weeks
Level 5
Study location(s) MIT Ōtara
Domestic fees

Individual course fees

International fees (NZD) Certificates of Proficiency are not recommended for international students
Course code 127.503

Entry requirements

Applicants must meet the following entry requirements:

  • Have a minimum of 60 credits at NCEA Level 2 across four subjects (15 credits per subject) including English and a science subject or physical education; and
  • Have a minimum of 14 credits at Level 1 or higher in mathematics or pangarau on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF); and
  • Have a minimum of eight credits at Level 2 or higher in English or Te Reo Maori, four credits of which must be in reading and four credits in writing; or
  • Have 42 credits at NCEA Level 3 from the NZQA approved subject list including a minimum of 14 credits in each of two subjects, and a further 14 credits from no more than two additional subjects or NZQA approved domains; or
  • Applicants who do not meet the academic requirements noted above will need to provide attested evidence through an interview demonstrating aptitude, ability to study at degree level and appropriate work or other discipline-related experience; and
  • Have English language competence 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 an overall IELTS (Academic) band score of 6.0 (with no score below 5.5) or equivalent; and
  • Applicants must be prepared to sign a form for Consent for Disclosure of Information for the New Zealand Police. A criminal record will not automatically exclude an applicant form entry to the programme. Persons with convictions for violence against a person will not be considered.
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.

This course is part of the Bachelor of Applied Sport and Exercise Science (Level 7).

If your intention is to complete a full programme, please enrol into the programme. Studying an individual Certificate of Proficiency (COP) is not a pathway towards a formal qualification.

Certificate of Proficiency (COP) may be cross credited to a programme however grades achieved through studying a COP are not transferable to a programme.

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Information is correct as at 13 January 2023. 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 2023 fee structure. The indicative programme fees for 2023 do not include the Compulsory Student Services Fee (CSSF). The CSSF is an additional levy to your 2023 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 2023 are based on the 2022 fee structure and subject to funding confirmation for 2023. 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 part of Te Pūkenga – New Zealand Institute of Skills and Technology. Te Pukenga 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.