What will I learn?

This degree programme is offered by AUT at the Nelson Campus and is available to graduates of the Diploma in Applied Fitness and the New Zealand Diplomas in Sport, Recreation and Exercise.

After completing the NZ Diploma in Sport Recreation and Exercise (Level 5 and 6) graduates are able to transfer into the BSR programme.

The courses that make up this programme are all relevant and applied so you are constantly learning information you can apply to your work on graduation. The degree does not contain specialisation, however in your third year you will complete a big project that reflects the area of sports and recreation you are interested in. Class sizes are small providing more contact with your tutors than at larger institutions and you will make good friends with your class mates.

Career opportunities & pathways

Work in the fitness industry in a variety of careers.

Examples of careers in Applied Fitness

  • Aerobics Instructor
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Coach
  • Community Recreation Advisor
  • Exercise Advisor for Special Conditions
  • Exercise Rehabilitation Provider
  • Fitness Centre Worker
  • Gym Instructor
  • Lifestyle Educator
  • Manager of Team/Facility
  • Motivator, Outdoor Educator
  • Personal Trainer
  • PE Teacher
  • Project Manager for Health Issues
  • Rest Home Coordinator
  • Specialist Sports Advisor
  • Sports Trust Worker
  • Sports Coordinator
  • Sports Marketer
  • Sports Science Technician
  • Team Masseuse
  • Team Trainer
  • Video Analyst

Study options

Full Time (360 credit hours)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

To be confirmed

Venue

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson campus,

322 Hardy Street,

NELSON,

Nelson Central,

7010, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students are required to complete international qualifications equivalent to New Zealand NCEA Level 3 qualification OR A qualification on the NZQF at Level 4 or above in a related discipline. English language requirements: IELTS: Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5; TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18).

For international students

Successful completion of the New Zealand Diplomas in Sport, Recreation and Exercise, Levels 5 and 6.

All applicants must have a level of English sufficient to be able to study at the level at which they enter the programme. Those students whose first language is not English will have:

  • IELTS: Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examinations - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

Offered by this university

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology offers below pathways courses for this subject
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