Papers are worth 15 credits each. Students may complete a maximum of 135 credits at Level 4. Students choosing the Sports Development/Personal Training pathway must select SE4120, SE4121, SE4122, SE4124. Students seeking the Outdoor Leadership pathway must include SE4121, SE4142, SE4143.
SE4120 Exercise Science
This paper will develop an understanding of human anatomy and physiology, further investigating the integration of these systems and their responses to exercise. The relationship between the energy systems and exercise will be explored as students examine the benefits and effects of exercise on body function.
SE4121 Exercise and Nutrition in Human Performance
Examines the influence of exercise and nutrition on human performance. Students will examine the role of exercise and fitness in human performance. Exercise programmes will be formulated by examining the relationship between goal setting, principles of training, methods of training and the energy system. Nutrition, metabolism, weight control, body composition and nutrition for exercise performance will also be discussed.
SE4122 Strength Conditioning and Group Fitness
Introduces safe and appropriate exercises for clients in a fitness centre environment. Emphasis will be on skills in 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 follow exercise programmes to assist in the improvement of flexibility, strength, cardio respiratory fitness and weight control.
SE4123 Professional Development
This paper will focus on skills that are universally important in the sport and recreation industries. Professionalism, communication, teamwork, team building, oral presentation and literacy will be covered.
SE4124 Sports Theory and Practice
Introduces a range of practical activities common to sport and recreation within New Zealand. Students will be involved in a variety of sports and applied exercise techniques. Extending one’s movement vocabulary further assists an individual’s ability to learn new skills.
SE4125 Industry Placement
Students undertake an industry placement in a selected field of interest. Students will negotiate the placement, participate in a monitored appraisal programme and compile a report at the completion of the placement. This paper encourages positive, self-motivating and reflective behaviour.
This paper is an individual pursuit paper where students design, carry out and evaluate a physical activity programme to meet their prescribed performance goals. Students will design a physical activity programme to meet performance goals.
SE4142 Land Based Recreation and Safety
Students must select either the outdoor recreation elective or the sport elective.
- Outdoor Recreation Elective
Weather, navigation and risk management are the foundation of this paper. Technical, managerial and instructional skills are introduced through tramping; adventure based learning and/or caving activities. Students will experience tramps in the Fiordland and/or Southern Lakes area. The skills learnt will assist students to competently manage themselves and others in outdoor situations. This paper aims to equip students with the technical skills that can be used to build an experience base for industry outdoor instructor qualifications.
Sport skills, training programme adherence, significant competition involvement and risk management are the foundation of this paper. Technical, managerial and instructional skills are introduced through the selected season of sport.
SE4143 Water Based Recreation
This paper will cover clothing, equipment, safety procedures and paddling techniques for trainees who want to experience kayaking (and/or other watercraft) on sheltered or slow-moving water. The paper aims to equip students with the technical skills that can be used to build an experience base for industry outdoor instructor qualifications.
Up to two elective papers may be chosen from another qualification at Level 4 or 5, with permission from the Programme Manager.
A minimum of NCEA Level 2: 60 credits at level 2 or above plus 20 credits at any level. NCEA Level 2 also requires that NCEA Level 1 Literacy and Numeracy requirements are met.
Notwithstanding the stated criteria applicants will be considered where they can demonstrate the ability and likelihood of success in the programme. For example, this may include membership of a sporting code and/or up to 2 years of experience working in the sport and recreation related sector.
Demonstration of likelihood of successful completion of the programme. For example, this may include membership of a sporting code and/or up to 2 years of experience working in the sport and recreation related sector or successful completion of an NZQA Level 2 qualification (or above).
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate of at least 80 percent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English, are required to provide evidence of having passed an NZQA approved English Proficiency Assessment, or one of the following tests of English language competence in accordance with the NZQA rules below:
- IELTS test: General or Academic score of 5.5 with no band score lower than 5
- TOEFL Paper based test (pBT): Score of 530 (with an essay score of 4.5 TWE
- TOEFL Internet based test (iBT): Score of 46 (with a writing score of 20)
- University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations: FCE or FCE for schools with a Score of 162. No less than 154 for each skill
- NZCEL: Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic
- Pearson Test of English (Academic): PToE (Academic) score of 42
- City & Guilds IESOL: B2 Communicator with a score of 42
Applicants from countries with an annual student visa approval rate below 80 per cent, whose first language is not English, or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence that they:
- Have gained NCEA Level 3 and met New Zealand University Entrance requirements or
- Hold a bachelor’s degree of at least 3 years from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, The Republic of Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom or United States of America or
- Have achieved a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults, CELTA or passed one of the English language tests listed above.
Workforce Restrictions for Children's Workforce
If you have a criminal conviction and you are considering studying toward a qualification that will lead to a job in the state funded sector working directly with children, you need to check whether your conviction could prevent you from working in some roles in your chosen field under the Vulnerable Children's Act 2014.