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Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

PGCertSS
11 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science (PGCertSS) gives you expertise for a career in the sporting industry. It also enables those already in the field to upskill and update their sport science knowledge. Learn more about studying a PGCertSS through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Degree Structure - Duration
6 months full-time

START

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

60

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 60 points:

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,500

Overview


Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Introduction

The Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science gives students expertise in a career in the sporting industry, or allows those already the in the field an opportunity to upskill and update their sport science knowledge.


Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Why Study - Body

Why study a Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science at UC?

  • Specialist Postgraduate Certificate in sport science.
  • Findings from the 2013 Sport and Recreation Sector Workforce to 2026 Survey indicate that in Aotearoa New Zealand, up to 44,000 new staff will be required in the sector due to growth and retirements by 2026.
  • Lecturers are involved in sport science or health as active researchers and supervisors, as well as serving professional bodies in their discipline.
  • The field of sports science is developing rapidly and so this Certificate will allow students to stand out in a competitive job market.

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

You should have completed a sport and/or science-related Aotearoa New Zealand degree (or equivalent), and normally should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in the degree for enrolment in the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science or use the admission requirements checker.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

See Admission and enrolment for all information on enrolling at UC.

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

PGCertSS requires a compulsory course and 30 points of elective courses.

Elective courses:

30 points selected from the list of courses. Topics cover areas such as exercise science, biomechanics, sport psychology, nutrition, or health behaviour change.

Please contact the Programme Coordinator for more information on how to enrol in an SSCI course.

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Graduates of this Certificate will have a solid grounding in modern sport science. Potential roles for graduates include:

  • Sports Scientist/Strength and Conditioning Specialist positions in professional sport, working with teams or individual athletes, or in national and international sporting organisations
  • Development officer for professional sporting and health orientated organisations
  • Corporate and community health and fitness consultant
  • Health promotion/lifestyle consultant
  • Athletic/sports programme coordinator.

Useful information:

2024 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,579
  • International — $21,500

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 60 points):

  • Domestic — $4,454
  • International — $20,500

SSL estimate (per 60 points):

  • 2024 — $550.20
  • 2023 — $496.20

Planning my study

Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science

Degree Structure - Body

How do I plan my certificate?

The PGCertSS requires 60 points of coursework.

It would normally be completed full-time over 6 months (one semester).

For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Sport Science.

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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