What will I learn?

This programme is for those who would like to extend their undergraduate degree with specialist research skills and knowledge in sport and exercise science.

The programme is research intensive and involves papers including Advanced Research Methods (30 credits), a dissertation (60 credits) and a selected specialist area (30 credits).

Our postgraduate sports programmes focus on applied learning, are strongly industry-focused, and supported by a team of highly-skilled academic staff. Students will get to apply their learning in our purpose-built facilities.

What you'll learn

Students are able to tailor their programme to suit their needs.

There are options in:

  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology Sport Coaching
  • Exercise Rehabilitation
  • Sport Nutrition
  • Sport and Exercise Psychology

Additional information

Students will study at Wintec’s Centre for Sport Science & Human Performance which is located at the Rotokauri Campus. The laboratories are fully equipped and accredited with Sport Science New Zealand and are amongst New Zealand's best sport science facilities. Students will have access to ‘state of the art’ sport testing and consulting, as used by national and international athletes.

Career/further opportunities

Graduates may be employed as a tertiary teacher, in research and sport consultancy, and more specialised roles in sport science at regional and national level, or enter into further tertiary study at Master or Doctorate level.

Which department am I in?

Centre for Sport Science and Human Performance

Study options

Full Time (1 year)

Tuition fees
NZ$21,900.00 (US$ 14,075) per year
Start date

Expected July 2020


Rotokauri Campus

Student Hub,

51 Akoranga Rd,



3200, New Zealand

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Other English Language Requirements: TOEFL Paper based test (pBT) score of 550 (with an essay score of 5 TWE); FCE with a pass at Grade B or CAE with a score of 52; NZCEL Level 5 with the academic endorsement; PToE (Academic) score of 50; B2 Communicator with a score of 66 in City & Guilds IESOL.

For international students

  • Applicants are required to have gained a Bachelor of Sport and Exercise Science at the Waikato Institute of Technology, with a grades average of B or better in the final year of full-time study (or equivalent in part-time study), and a grade of B or better in the third year research project (or equivalent); or
  • Have an equivalent undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements

  • Candidates who have English as a second language are required to have an International English Language Test System (IELTS) score of 6.5, with no individual band score lower than 6.0; or
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) score of 79 (with a writing score of 21)
  • TOEFL Paper-based Test (pBT) score of 590 (with an essay score of 5.5 TWE)
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) score of 58 with no band score lower than 50

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