Undergraduate study in Physical Education
What can you study in Physical Education?
This degree is your opportunity to become a leader in the exciting worlds of sport, health and physical education. The programme is flexible in design, so you can choose from a range of courses across different disciplines to create your own unique pathway that complements your interests and career aspirations. Pathways to explore include Sport Leadership and Coaching, Health Education and Promotion, Health and Physical Education, Sport Science, and Dance.
Structuring your degree in Physical Education
The Bachelor of Sport, Health and Physical Education allows you to tailor your courses to fit your interests.
In total you need 360 points (or 24 courses worth 15 points each) to pass the degree. Seven of those courses need to be at Stage II or higher, and at least five at Stage III.
Here’s what you need to study:
- core compulsory courses listed on this page
- 2 papers in General Education which students choose, one in Year 1 and the other in Year 2
- 6 elective courses
You can choose your elective courses to follow one of five pathways outlined below. Or if you’d prefer not to specialise, you can chose a mixture of courses from any of the pathways or the general elective courses.
School Health and Physical Education
Sport Coaching and Leadership
Health Education and Health Promotion
Scholarships and awards
We offer a range of scholarships every year. Find out more about undergraduate scholarships.
Help and advice
The Student Hubs services are available seven days a week at the City, Grafton, Epsom and Tai Tonga campuses and six days a week at Tai Tokerau, with friendly staff available to provide you with advice on any aspect of your studies and life at the University. Find out more.