Students select papers from the lists below. To meet requirements for the Bachelor of Sport and Exercise, students may choose up to a maximum of 150 credits at level 5, plus a minimum of 210 credits at Levels 6 and 7, with a minimum of 90 credits at level 7. Electives may be taken from this or another programme.
GEN100 Introduction to Academic Skills
This paper aims to provide students with an introduction to academic writing and presentation requirements for degree level study. It will provide students with the necessary skills to support their learning in other papers in the areas of writing, communicating, and presenting. The use of relevant technology in academic study for both delivery of information and as a source of information is also an element of this paper.
SE5101 Health Aspects of Exercise and Nutrition
The paper will develop an understanding of the relationship between physical activity, health and nutrition across the lifespan. Nutritional aspects related to health and exercise for the general population and special population groups will be investigated. The paper will further examine body composition, sound nutrition, weight control and nutrition for exercise.
SE5102 Exercise Prescription
The paper will provide students with an understanding of safe and appropriate exercises for clients in a fitness centre environment. The focus will be on resistance training. Students will make use of movement analysis to enhance their understanding of resistance training exercises. Knowledge gained through active participation in fitness centre programmes will result in students being able to prescribe exercise programmes to assist in the improvement of flexibility, strength and weight control.
SE5103 Applied Anatomy
Students will develop an understanding of human body structure. The paper promotes integration of anatomy, kinesiology, biophysics, and biomechanics with reference to the musculoskeletal system.
Students will demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of basic concepts of physiology as they relate to the human body. They will be able to describe the biology and chemistry of the cell and tissues, and the systemic and inter-systemic functions, their response to exercise, which will provide a sound theoretical foundation for further studies in pathology and abnormal physiology.
SE5105 Managing Sport and Leisure
The paper will develop an understanding of the sport/leisure industry in New Zealand and provide students with the opportunity to manage leisure events. Students will explore historical, political and economic influences on leisure. The role of public and private providers of sport and leisure will be investigated. Students will discuss the factors affecting the sport and leisure industry including marketing strategies and management features. An understanding of programming and participation in event management form the practical aspects to this paper.
SE5106 Sport in Society
The paper will develop an understanding of society and its relationship with sport. Students will examine the place of sport in the context of different subgroups in New Zealand society and society in general. Students have the opportunity to study theories of play and recreation and develop their own philosophy. Students will also have the opportunity to further their understanding in a selected area.
SE5108 Sport Pedagogy
The paper will introduce students to the fundamentals of effective teaching and coaching. The paper will provide opportunities for students to gain knowledge of a range of sporting and recreational activities. A wide range of sports, recreational and cultural activities will be included. Sessions will include a selection of sports, effective teaching and coaching strategies, session planning, motor skill learning, sports performance, dance and Te Reo Kori.
This paper will extend students practical knowledge and skill competence in water based activities. A range of water sports will be covered and may include activities such as water polo, surfing, snorkelling, underwater hockey, canoe polo and sailing/windsurfing. Water safety, managing risks in water activities, swimming technique, swimming performance and life guarding skills will form the central focus for this paper.
SE5110 Conditioning for Endurance Sport
By using endurance as a focus, students will learn and experience what it is like to be involved in endurance sports. Students will examine nutrition, training for endurance, programme preparation, programme periodisation, first aid and event safety, as they prepare for their active participation in endurance activities. Skills such as mountain biking, flat water kayaking, off-road running and road biking form the practical basis of this paper.
SE5111 Coaching Internship
This paper requires students to undertake a coaching internship. Students will negotiate the internship, establish a contact with stakeholder participate, participate in coaching and reflect. The paper encourages positive, self-motivating, reflective behaviour and close relationship all stakeholders.
SE5243 Mountain based Recreation-Rock/Alpine
The paper will introduce students to top-rope rock climbing, setting-up of anchors and abseiling skills on single-pitch crags. Students will travel above the bush line and experience alpine environments. Students will review and discuss literature related to outdoor recreation, challenge and adventure. The paper aims to equip students with the technical skills that can be used to build an experience base for industry outdoor instructor qualifications.
GEN200 Research and Statistics
This paper aims to prepare the student for professional practice by presenting research as a uniting strategy for practice, theory and scholarship. Students will be introduced to several approaches to research, both qualitative and quantitative. Students will also be assisted to develop skills as a beginning researcher.
SE6201 Biophysical Foundation of Human Movement
This paper builds on Applied Anatomy and Physiology in year one. The study of body systems and the application of biochemical and microbiologic processes to normal body function is continued. An introduction to sport medicine is included with practical application of strapping techniques.
SE6202 Management for Professional Practice
This paper will provide the basic principles of management and leadership as they pertain to applied recreation settings. The paper recognises that students will work as part of an interdisciplinary team with both licensed and unlicensed personnel.
SE6241 Fitness Assessment and Programming
The paper will provide students with physiological knowledge, skills and understanding to carry out effective lifestyle assessment and physical activity programming for the general population. The focus of this paper will be on assessing individual needs and designing appropriate exercise programmes. Special considerations will be examined e.g. pregnancy, back problems and cardiac rehabilitation. Related aspects including behaviour change and exercise adherence will also be covered.
SE6245 Nutrition for Human Performance
The paper will examine the management of nutrition for sports performance, exercise and weight control. Issues related to measurement, analysis and professional practice are central to this paper.
SE6247 Psychology in Sport, Health and Education
The paper will introduce students to developmental psychology, health psychology and psychology related to human performance. The paper will examine social development and cognition across the lifespan, learning and social theory, healthy behaviour, psychopathology, exercise psychology and an introduction to psychology in sport. The role of psychology will be examined to understand physical activity determinants and strategies to achieve behaviour change.
SE6248 Exercise Physiology
The paper will provide students with physiological knowledge, skills and understanding which underpin current theories and practice of training for performance and health. The focus of this paper will be to examine the physiological basis of training by evaluation and application of scientific research to training theory. The measurement of many of the parameters of fitness will allow students to evaluate fitness and thus allow effective training protocols to be prescribed.
SE6282 Programming Outdoor Education
This paper will develop an understanding of programming theory and promote an awareness of outdoor education. There will be a focus on programme planning, risk management, team building and personal development. Components important to programme planning include: knowledge about theories of learning applied to outdoor settings, the learning process and the role of the outdoor recreation practitioner in this process, assessment, activity analysis, developmental and age appropriate activities, adaptations and modifications, risk management and evaluation. Practical classes may include activities such as: challenge ropes course, bush navigation, abseiling, tramping, climbing, caving, kayaking and cycling. Students will plan and undertake an outdoor journey.
SE7300 Industry and Research Cooperative 1
The paper will provide the opportunity for students to apply their knowledge and gain industry experience within a sport and leisure organisation. The cooperative experience is structured to allow the student to critically reflect on the relationship between academic studies and practice and to develop the capabilities of teamwork and problem solving. Students will prepare a proposal for an industry related project which will be research orientated and beneficial to the organisation.
SE7301 Industry and Research Cooperative 2
The paper will provide an opportunity for students to extend their knowledge and gain further industry experience with the organisation selected in SE7300. The cooperative experience is structured to allow the student to critically reflect on the relationship between academic studies and practice and to develop the capabilities of teamwork and problem solving. Students will complete an industry related project which will be research orientated and beneficial to the organisation. Students will advance their research presentation skills.
SE7330 Marketing and Economics in the Leisure Industry
This paper will develop a broad understanding of economic and marketing principles for application to business/leisure services. The paper will enable the student to understand the economic issues central to an organisation’s activity and decision making. Students will develop the knowledge and understanding which is needed to assess a service, budget, promotion and sponsorship options and to make marketing mix recommendations for specific markets.
SE7331 Applied Sport and Leisure Management
Students will examine event and human resource management. Students will plan for and carry out a specific project or event. The paper will develop knowledge of the New Zealand industrial relations system and apply public relations and management theory to the sport/leisure environment. By use of the ‘case study’ system, the paper will enable students to apply theory to practical aspects of leisure management and leisure promotion.
SE7340 Applied Human Movement
The physiological and biomechanical mechanisms underlying the analysis of movement will provide the central focus for this paper. Skill analysis through technology enhances student understanding of human movement.
SE7341 Applied Sport Science
The paper will extend students knowledge in sports performance, training strategy, testing, technology and sports nutrition. Students will gain practical experience by investigating studies in sport science and by participating in practical field experiences. Current material will be critically analysed, debated and discussed.
SE7342 Exercise and Nutrition as Therapy
The paper will investigate current issues of exercise, health physiology and health promotion. The emphasis is on the application of physiological knowledge to the health benefits of regular physical activity and prevention of lifestyle-related diseases. Physical activity promotion will be investigated and the students will evaluate a community programme which aims to increase the physical activity levels of a special population group-pregnancy (ante-natal and post partum),hypertension, cardiac respiratory disease, asthma sufferers, ageing, osteoporosis, metabolic syndrome and diabetes mellitus, etc. Students will examine mainstream approaches to the management of pathological conditions and examine the use of green prescription.
SE7343 Exercise Rehabilitation
The treatment of injury in the final phase of recovery is often neglected in the rehabilitation process. The paper will analyse common sports injuries and establish procedures to ensure a full and balanced recovery for the client. Recovery from orthopaedic injury and cardio-vascular disease will also be examined.
SE7344 Applied Pedagogy in Sport and Physical Education
The paper will examine good teaching practice and its application to sports coaching and teaching physical education in schools. Teaching methods will be examined and evidenced based research in pedagogy will be critically analysed. The New Zealand Physical Education / Health curriculum will be introduced and linked unit / lesson plans developed. Students will develop skills through practical fieldwork, analysis, observation, planning, reflection and peer teaching / coaching.