This programme is aimed at people who are new to tertiary education or wish to continue their tertiary education pathway and want to develop their skills and capabilities in order to study at Level 4 or above to gain employment in the exercise and sport science sector, or in a range of careers requiring a high level of fitness.
Course Content
Team Skills
  • Positive team communication skills and participation in an exercise and sport science environment.
  • Coaching approaches and styles for beginner-level sports.
Writing and Research Skills
  • Creating informative documents on exercise and sport science related topics.
Presenting Information in the Workplace
  • Presenting information using interactive media and applying active listening techniques.
Using Digital Technology in an Exercise and Sport Science Workplace
  • Ethical use of information technology and managing information in the exercise and sport science sector.
Exercise and Sport Science Workplace Requirements
  • Nutritional recommendations for active focused employment and educational environments.
  • Personal exercise and stretching programmes.
Preparing for Employment
  • Evaluate exercise and sport science roles and other fitness focused career pathways.
  • Develop a study plan to enhance future opportunities.
  • Common employment relationship problems and resolutions.
Workplace Communication and Participation
  • Participate in a community focused exercise and sport science activity.
  • NZ Certificate in Study and Career Preparation (Level 3)
Graduate Outcomes
Successful graduates will be able to:
  • Manage own learning to develop industry-specific knowledge and skills to prepare for further study and/or employment in the exercise and sport science sector and employment in a range of careers requiring a high level of fitness.
  • Work effectively as an individual and as part of a team, applying communication skills to prepare for further study and/or employment.
  • Solve problems and communicate clearly using a range of appropriate media.
  • Evaluate opportunities and develop plans for study and career pathways.
New Zealand Certificate in Career and Study Preparation (Level 4), the New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4) (UCOL) or other industry-based qualifications delivered through full-time or part-time study, or in the workplace. Further exercise and sport science study can lead to employment as:
  • Exercise consultants
  • Community exercise instructors
  • Team training instructors
  • Personal trainers
  • Professional Sportsperson
Entry level employment in a range of sectors that require a level of fitness, such as:
  • Infrastructure Works
  • Conservation and environmental care
  • Agriculture and Horticulture
  • Construction
  • NZ Armed Forces
32 hours per week
20 Weeks
$2930.00 for 2021
You may be eligible for
"Fees Free" (Government initiative)
to cover these costs.
Check your eligibility here