Sport is a growing industry. One in three Kiwis plays sport – that’s 1.4 million of us. Awareness of the health benefits of physical activity is increasing. Today there are almost 25,000 sport and recreation workers in New Zealand. And just look at the world-class sport events held here! You could be a part of it, whether you’re interested in sport performance, sport development or healthy lifestyles.
Our graduates are shaping successful careers across the sport, fitness, and physical education sector – as sport managers, marketers, physical educators, facility managers, event managers, sports coordinators, sport coaches and personal trainers.
Study at the Department of Sport and you could find yourself listening to a guest speaker from Nike in the morning and then coaching a group of primary school children in the afternoon. This up to the minute practice-based approach is what sets us apart. Practical sessions, interactive discussions, tutorials, industry placements and Human Performance Lab sessions are all key parts of our sport programmes.
Our staff are experts in sport management, coaching, physical education and sport science. They work closely with a variety of stakeholders – including SPARC, the Halberg Trust, national sport organisations and local regional sport organisations like Auckland Rugby League and the Mystics Netball franchise. And they’re dedicated to you and your learning.
Strong industry relationships are a real strength. 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.
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: 22 April 2013