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For students with an interest in pursuing a career in the sport field, this new coursework-based master’s degree allows students to specialize or broaden their expertise.
Courses will draw on sport science research, as well as experts in the field from within and outside UC, to provide students with historically and culturally grounded knowledge and skills. Students will have flexibility to choose courses in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, sport nutrition, strength and conditioning and performance analysis.
This one-year master’s degree could lead to a career in high performance sport, or allow established professionals to upskill and update their sport science knowledge.
Subjects and courses
MSS requires 180 points of coursework, with some compulsory courses.
A minimum of 30 points selected from a list of courses. Courses cover areas such as exercise science, biomechanics, sport psychology, nutrition or health behaviour change.
Project or dissertation
SSCI 680 Sport Science Research Project (30 points) or SSCI681 Sport Science Dissertation (60 points).
Students can go on to study a PhD in Health Sciences or Biological Sciences.
Graduates of this applied master’s degree will have a well-rounded view of sport science. Potential roles for graduates include:
Graduates from the MSS would be eligible for accreditation with Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ).
Start date: Monthly by arrangement with supervisor
To enrol, you should have previously completed a sport and/or science-related Aotearoa New Zealand degree, or equivalent, and normally should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in the degree.
Applicants must also satisfy our English language entry requirements:
Application deadline: At least 6 months before the planned start date.
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