Undergraduate subject

Te Ao Hākinakina

20 November 2023
Explore the world of Māori sports.


Te Ao Hākinakina


Te Ao Hākinakina studies explores the world of Māori sports, including its history and strong influences on our extensive and unique sporting culture in Aotearoa.

Sports Leadership and Management

Te Ao Hākinakina

Why Study - Body

What will my study involve?

  • Learn about Indigenous health and wellbeing, sporting culture, and physical education, and find ways to incorporate Kaupapa Māori into your training and teaching methods.
  • Explore current barriers to help improve access and outcomes in the sports industry for Māori and Indigenous athletes.
  • Develop confidence engaging with bicultural communities and industry through sport and health education, including the opportunity to learn basic te reo.
  • Practical experiences throughout study working with bicultural sports organisations, educational programmes, and communities.

Te Ao Hākinakina

Courses - Body


Te Ao Hākinakina major

Complete the compulsory courses for the Bachelor of Sport, along with the following major courses:




Te Ao Hākinakina minor

For the minor in the Bachelor of Arts, Commerce, Digital Screen, Health Sciences, Product Design, Science, Social and Environmental Sustainability, Sport, or Youth and Community Leadership, complete the following courses:




Te Ao Hākinakina

Career - Body

Career opportunities

This study will prepare you to reflect on and critique bicultural practises in the sports and health industries, giving you the opportunity to create meaningful changes and engage with organisations that support Indigenous athletes.

Career pathways could include:

  • outreach coordinator
  • kaiārahi
  • sports educator
  • health promoter.

Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.

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