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 develops 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 for 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 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 the student will design, carry out and evaluate a physical activity programme to meet their prescribed 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 module 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.
Electives may be taken from this or another programme at Level 4 or 5.
Students must complete a minimum of 105 credits at Level 5. Students choosing the sports development/personal trainng pathway must include SE5101, SE5108, SE5109 or SE5110. Students choosing the outdoor recreation leadership pathway must include SE5109, SE5110, SE5243.
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
Develops 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
Provides 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
Develops 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
Introduces students to the fundamentals of effective teaching and coaching. This 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.
Extends 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
Students undertake a coaching internship. They will negotiate the internship, establish a contact with stakeholder participate, participate in coaching and reflect. This paper encourages positive, self-motivating, reflective behaviour and close relationship all stakeholders.
SE5243 Mountain Based Recreation - Rock/Alpine
Introduces 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.
Electives may be taken from this or another programme at Level 5 or above.