Sport is a growing industry. Whether you want to coach, teach, manage or facilitate sport and recreation, you could be a part of the increasing employment opportunities in this exciting industry! The staff at the Department of Sport are passionate about providing a high quality, interactive learning experience to prepare you for your career.

Unitec graduates are shaping successful careers across the sport, fitness and physical education sector – as sport managers, marketers, physical educators, facility managers, event managers, sport coordinators, sport coaches and personal trainers.

Our research-informed, practice-based approach is what sets us apart. Practical sessions, interactive discussions, tutorials, industry placements and laboratory sessions are all key aspects of our programmes. You could find yourself listening to a guest speaker from the Mystics netball franchise in the morning and then coaching at a local high school in the afternoon. You will have contact with sport, fitness and recreation organisations, from schools to professional level.

We pride ourselves on the deep level of industry engagement throughout your learning experience. You will have contact with sport, fitness and recreation organisations, from grassroots to professional level. some of our industry partners are even based on our campus – such as Auckland Rugby and the Blues, Squash New Zealand, College Sport and AdventureWorks NZ.

Our staff are experts in sport management, coaching, physical education and sport science. they work closely with a variety of stakeholders – including SportNZ, regional sports trusts, and national and regional sport organisations.


Sport programmes

If you're just starting out:

Bridgepoint foundation education programmes will get you ready to apply for certificate, diploma or degree level study. Find out more about Bridgepoint programmes on offer.

If you want to gain a qualification to enter the sport industry:

If you want a career in sport coaching:

If you want a career in sport management:

If you want a career in physical education:


Last edited: 19 September 2013  

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