SSCI408-21A (C) Any Time Start 2021

Sport Science Independent Study

30 points

Start/End Date: The start and end dates are specific to each student. For further information please contact one of the following (as appropriate):
  • For Masters theses please contact the relevant College Office.
  • For Doctoral degrees (PhD) please contact the Postgraduate Office.
  • For other types of anytime start courses (i.e. generally courses worth 60 points or less) please contact the Course Coordinator.
Withdrawal Dates
The withdrawal dates for this course (both with and without fee refund) will be confirmed once a) the course start date and b) course length is confirmed. Students are advised to consult the department for further information.


This course allows for supervised research in an area of personal interest. It is of particular value for sports scientists who wish to make an in-depth examination of a specific issue and develop research expertise.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of this course, successful students should be able to:

1. Plan and carry out an independent course of study that is theoretically, methodologically, and culturally appropriate to sport science in New Zealand.

2. Understand and critique contemporary theory, research, and practice in sport science.

3. Evaluate ethical and bicultural considerations of sport science research and practice in New Zealand.

4. Critically discuss the selected sport science topic in bicultural Aotearoa New Zealand in the context of other indigenous models of development, knowledge and behaviour.

5. Understand the historical and cultural significance of sport science theory and practice.

6. Effectively communicate knowledge through oral presentations and formal written reports.


Subject to approval of the Head of School

Course Coordinator

Sibi Walter

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $2,131.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

For further information see School of Health Sciences .

All SSCI408 Occurrences

  • SSCI408-21A (C) Any Time Start 2021