What will I learn?

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Physical Education) will prepare you for a satisfying career working with youth in sport and exercise.

WHAT IS IT LIKE?

The Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Physical Education) will provide you with the perfect foundation to use your talents in a professionally satisfying and productive way.

Physical education has long been recognised as an important part of an overall education. This major will provide you with the knowledge and skills to perform and teach aspects of physical education, exercise and sport in educational contexts. As a graduate, you’ll become knowledgeable about aspects of physical education, particularly human development, and the breadth and potential of human movement education. You will be able to demonstrate the application of key pedagogical principles in movement education especially as they relate to youth.

Gain crucial sport and education skills

This major takes an interdisciplinary approach to study. As well as gaining practical competency in a range of physical activities, you will enhance your critical skills and gain insights on movement education from a socio-cultural and biophysical perspective. You will gain an illuminating, big-picture view of the potential of physical education, taught well, to be a major positive force in society.

You will take a set of compulsory courses common to all the BSpEx majors, then select courses specific to physical education.

Careers

With the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise (Physical Education) you could go on to become a physical education teacher by undertaking one year’s further study: choose graduate diploma study in either secondary or primary school teaching programmes. The secondary diploma qualifies you as a teacher of health and physical education. Many graduates with this major become secondary school teachers in health and physical education, with opportunities for employment in New Zealand and overseas.

You may also work as a sports coordinator in a school or with local sports organisations, working alongside health workers and other educational staff.

Structure

At Massey a credit system is used for our degrees. To complete a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise the following is required.

  • Total of 360 credits completed
  • Up to 165 credits (11 courses) at 100-level
  • At least 285 credits from the courses in the Schedule for the Qualification, of which at least 75 credits must be at 300-level
  • All majoring courses must be completed

Which department am I in?

School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
NZ$31,830.00 (US$ 21,387) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

Expected May 2020

More details

Start date

Expected July 2019

Venue

Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,

Turitea,

4474, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 170.

For international students

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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