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Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

PGDipSS
12 October 2023

UC's Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science (PGDipSS) lets you develop expertise in sport science and health industries. Find out about studying a PGDipSS through our Te Kaupeka Oranga | Faculty of Health.

DURATION

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Degree Structure - Duration
1 year full-time

START

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Degree Structure - Start In
Semester 1 (February)

POINTS

120

TUITION FEES

2024 tuition fees estimate per 120 points:

  • Domestic — $9,157
  • International — $42,200

Overview


Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Introduction

This Diploma allows students to develop their expertise in sport science and health industries.

The one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science (PGDipSS) can lead to career pathways in high performance sport, non-clinical health, or fast-track careers of existing professionals in those industries.


Sport Science

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Why Study - Body

Why study a Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science at UC?

  • Specialist diploma 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 Diploma will allow you to stand out in a competitive job market.

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Entry Requirements - Body

Entry requirements

To enrol, you should have previously completed a sport and/or science-related Aotearoa New Zealand degree, or an equivalent qualification, and normally should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses.

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 Diploma in Sport Science or use the admission requirements checker.

One or more courses or research may require vaccination

The government has announced new vaccination requirements for the health and education sectors. At UC, our programmes are strongly connected to our communities of practice. For many of our programmes, you will not be able to complete research or practice-oriented courses if you are not vaccinated. This is due to research/practice taking place in health centres and schools/kura where all employees and volunteers are required to be vaccinated.

For these courses you will be required to be vaccinated in line with the NZ Government regulations, and supply evidence of your vaccination status.

How to apply

You can apply online at myUC.

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Subjects and Courses - Body

Subjects and courses

Elective courses:

Two courses are selected from the following list.

Courses cover such areas as exercise physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, sport nutrition, or health behaviour change.

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

Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

Career - Body

Career opportunities

Graduates of this Diploma 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 120 points):

  • Domestic — $9,157
  • International — $42,200

2023 tuition fees estimate (per 120 points):

  • Domestic — $8,908
  • International — $41,000

SSL estimate (per 120 points):

  • 2024 — $1,100.40
  • 2023 — $992.40

Planning my study

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Postgraduate Prospectus 2024

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