Duration
Full-time: 3 years
Part-time: Varies
Next start date
2018 Semester One – 26 February
2019 Semester One – 4 March
Available locations
Epsom
Points
360
Programme type
Undergraduate

Programme overview

This degree is your pathway to becoming a leader and innovator in the exciting worlds of sport, health and physical education.

Whether your interest lies in working with youth or promoting health and wellbeing, this is your opportunity to turn your passion into a career.

You’ll learn from academic staff who are recognised internationally for their research, teaching and practice in the fields of sport, health and physical education. You’ll undertake industry experience to build your knowledge and to identify where your interests lie.

Programme structure

This three-year programme is designed for students to gain specialised knowledge in one area of interest while also developing a broad general knowledge of the worlds of sport, health and physical education.

From Year 2 onwards, students must choose one of five specialised pathways. Pathways include — health education and promotion, sport coaching and leadership, sport science, health and physical education, and dance.

To complete a BSportHPE degree you will need to pass courses totalling at least 360 points.

For detailed information on the elective courses you can choose for this programme, see here.  

Sample programme structure

Sample programme structure - Please note in Year 3 you must choose between EDUCSW 302 or 303 in order to complete 120 points.

Year 1 120 points
  • Code:
    HUMSERV 102
    Name:
    Lifespan Development for Human Services
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SPORTHPE 101
    Name:
    Sociocultural Foundations
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SPORTHPE 103
    Name:
    Biophysical Foundations
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUCSW 101
    Name:
    Te Ao Māori
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SPORTHPE 102
    Name:
    Learning and Pedagogy
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses in Dance, Exercise Sciences, Health Education and more
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 2 120 points
  • Code:
    EDUCSW 201
    Name:
    Diversity in New Zealand
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    HEALTHED 201
    Name:
    Child and youth health
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SPORTHPE 202
    Name:
    Skill learning
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUCSW 202
    Name:
    New cultures of learning
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SPORTHPE 201
    Name:
    Whakatinanahia
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SPORTHPE 203
    Name:
    Physiology, exercise and fitness
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses in Dance, Exercise Sciences, Health Education and more
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
Year 3 120 points
  • Code:
    EDUCSW 301
    Name:
    Equity in Aotearoa / New Zealand
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    SPORT 202
    Name:
    Sport and recreation
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Code:
    EDUCSW 302 or EDUCSW 303
    Name:
    Service learning (EDUCSW 302) OR Research study (EDUCSW 303)
    Type:
    Compulsory core course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    General Education course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Name:
    Choose from a range of courses in Dance, Exercise Sciences, Health Education and more
    Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts
  • Type:
    Elective course
    Points:
    15 pts

2018 entry requirements

My highest qualification is from:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You are guaranteed entry to this programme if you meet these requirements.

  1. First, you must meet the University Entrance (UE) standard.
  2. You must also meet the rank score for this programme. Not sure about your rank score? Use our rank score calculator.
  3. You may need to have studied certain subjects or achieved credits in particular subjects.
  4. Some programmes have additional requirements, such as an interview, portfolio or references.
Rank score, subject and credit requirements

If your rank score is slightly lower than the guaranteed score, we encourage you to still apply. We will consider your application if places are available. If you don’t meet the requirements, you may be able to apply under our Undergraduate Targeted Admission Schemes.

  • NCEA National Certificate of Educational Achievement150

  • CIE Cambridge International Examinations150

  • IB International Baccalaureate26

Read more about entry requirements for New Zealand secondary school applicants.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution, or another University of Auckland qualification, if you meet these requirements.

Grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one semester’s successful bachelor degree study from a New Zealand university or one year’s successful study as part of an acceptable sub-degree or bachelor-level qualification from a New Zealand non-university tertiary institution.

See information about prior tertiary study requirements

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

My highest qualification is from this country:

Secondary school qualifications

If you're joining us from secondary school, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You need to have one of the following:
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma with a minimum total score of 24.
  • General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level. You must have completed a minimum of three A-Level subjects with at least a 'C' grade or higher. General Studies or similar general papers cannot be included.

GCE ‘A’ Level requirements apply to ‘A’ Level qualifications examined by bodies such as AQA, OCR, Edexcel, WJEC, CCEA, Pearson Education Limited and CIE taken outside of New Zealand.

Grade, subject and other requirements

Minimum requirements listed here are the likely grades required and do not guarantee entry. We assess each application individually and applicants may require a higher grade to be offered a place. Your GCE A level score is calculated on the best three academic subjects and General Studies cannot be included.

Tertiary qualifications

If you've studied at a tertiary institution, here's what you need to enter the programme.

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

Grade requirements

These are the likely grades required, but they do not guarantee entry. Applicants may require higher grades to gain entry to this programme.

Further requirements

You must have completed one year’s successful bachelor degree level study at a recognised university (or similar institution).

Other pathways to study

You could be eligible for another programme, or check out these alternative pathways:

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.
  • If you have an offer of place from us that is conditional on meeting English language requirements, you may be considered for English Pathway courses from the University of Auckland English Language Academy (ELA)
  • If you are 20 on or before the first day of semester, have no formal University Entrance (UE) qualification, and are a New Zealand or Australian citizen or permanent resident you can apply for special admission.

How much does a Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education cost per year?

2017 fees

Domestic students
NZ$5,882.40 – $6,987.60*
International students
NZ$27,779*

Fees are set in advance of each calendar year and will be updated on this website. 2017 fees are inclusive of 15% GST, but do not include the Student Services Fee, course books, travel and health insurance, or living costs. Amounts shown are indicative only. In addition to the tuition fees, there is a Student Services Fee of $6.38 per point, estimated at $765.60 for full-time study (120 points). Fees will be confirmed upon completion of enrolment into courses.

*Please note: amounts shown are indicative and estimates only.

Find out about financial support information

Scholarships and awards

Find out about the scholarships you may be eligible for.

Student loans and allowances

Are you a New Zealand citizen or resident? You could be eligible for a student loan or allowance.

Cost of living

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Key dates

Please note: We will consider late applications if places are still available. International students should start the application process as early as possible to allow sufficient time to apply for a visa.

Application closing dates

Semester One 2018
8 December 2017

Start dates

Here are the start dates for the programme.

Other important dates

See important dates for the academic year, including orientation, enrolment, study breaks, exams, and graduation.

How to apply

Applying for an undergraduate programme? Check out our step-by-step guide.

Where could this programme take you?

You’ll graduate with an in-depth understanding of the latest research related to the fields of sport, health and physical education. You’ll have built the skills and understanding for leading change and becoming an innovator in the industry and in your community.

Jobs related to this programme

  • Community dance teacher
  • Community health promotion adviser
  • Corporate health and wellbeing facilitator
  • Event manager
  • Sports coach
  • Sports programme coordinator
  • Teacher - you will be required to add a one-year graduate diploma in teaching such as the Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary)

Some career paths may require further study.

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