About the department

Studying the exercise sciences opens your mind to the magic of human movement and how the human body works and works out.

Associate Professor Greg Anson
Associate Professor Greg Anson

By studying Exercise Sciences, you will discover how physical activity and and prescribed exercise changes the human body as it grows and ages, and the impact that talent, damage and disease have on human performance.

Through understanding the structure and function of the body and how we move and respond to exercise, we can improve people’s health, wellbeing and performance.

Whether recovering from illness or injury, or just trying to improve performance, understanding the exercise sciences will equip you with the skills to make a significant difference to people’s lives.

In exercise sciences, you will study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, movement neuroscience, sport and exercise psychology, exercise metabolism, exercise physiology and nutrition.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sciences is your passport to pursuing a successful career, contributing to individual prescriptions of exercise for health, wellbeing and performance improvement.

Associate Professor Greg Anson Head of Department

Our small class size means more one-on-one contact time with staff, and greater opportunities to get to know your classmates. We also offer students the opportunity to study with academic staff who are internationally recognised in their field and major contributors to ground-breaking research.

Many of our students choose to continue their studies as we are unique in being able to offer Australasia’s only internationally accredited postgraduate qualification – a Master of Science specialising in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Clinical Exercise Physiology is a new allied health profession, supported in New Zealand by Clinical Exercise Physiology New Zealand, the Clinical Physiologists Registration Board and recognised by all New Zealand District Health Boards.

Take a closer look – join the Exercise Sciences family and the Faculty of Science whanau at the University of Auckland. We’ll take good care of you!

Associate Professor Greg Anson
Head of Department