Sport Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion
The rapidly expanding areas of sport science, nutrition and health offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities. These include roles such as working as a trainer, sport scientist or nutritionist to improve the performance of elite athletes; or as a community health promoter or nutritionist to improve the health and wellbeing of the general population.
We offer certificates, diplomas, degrees and graduate diplomas in a range of areas related to sport science and health. Our degrees and graduate diplomas allow you to specialise in a particular area of interest.
Whatever you choice of programme, your study will equip you with up-to-date industry knowledge and real-world skills.
You'll gain the expertise needed to be effective in a wide range of disciplines including sport science, human nutrition, the promotion of good health and wellness, and the prevention of disease and injury. You’ll learn in new facilities which house modern teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, a recreation centre and a two-level sport venue.
- American College of Sports Medicine(ACSM)
- Sport New Zealand (Sport NZ)
- Ministry of Health New Zealand
- Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ)
- Canterbury District Health Board (CDHB)
- Sport Canterbury
- High Performance Sport New Zealand
- Health Promotion Forum of New Zealand
- Nutrition Society of New Zealand
- NZ Nutrition Foundation
Related programmes & courses
Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)
Gain an in-depth understanding of nutrition and the dietary influences that impact on the health of individuals.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Health Promotion)
Learn how to prescribe and promote physical activity and lifestyle change to help treat and prevent disease.
Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)
Develop the practical skills and expertise needed to work in a wide range of sports, health and exercise science fields.
New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)
Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to turn your passion for exercise and sport into a career in the fitness industry.
Study and Career Preparation - Pre-Health Pathway, Level 4
Prepare for higher level study in health and science
Study and Career Preparation - Sports, Nutrition and Health Promotion Pathway, Level 3
Gain the academic skills required for higher-level study in sport science, nutrition or health promotion
Study and Career Preparation - Study Opportunities Pathway, Level 3
Gain the academic skills and entry requirements needed for Level 4 study.
Osteopathy Information Session
Discover career opportunities in musculoskeletal health
Applied Science Information Session
Explore study and career options in health and sport
Pre-Health Study Preparation Information Session (Allied Health)
Discover how to prepare for higher-level study in health