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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology


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New Zealand Diploma in Sport Recreation and Exercise (Multi-sector) (Level 6)

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Level of study:
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40 weeks
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Start date: 21-February-2022
Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology
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Course details


This is the second year of the Diploma qualifications.

You will be developing your knowledge and understanding of the health and fitness industry through vocational, project based learning in the community combined with theory and professional practice.

Once you have completed this diploma you can pathway into the AUT (Auckland University of Technology) Bachelor of Sport and Recreation that is available on the NMIT Nelson campus.

Career opportunities & pathways

Following the level 6 diploma it is also possible with another year of study to complete the AUT Bachelor of Sport and Recreation on the Nelson campus or go onto teacher training.

Job opportunities in sport, recreation, exercise, health and fitness include:

  • Community sports manager
  • Community health manager
  • Sport Kaiako
  • Outdoor educator,
  • Event manager
  • Parks manager
  • Recreation planner or supervisor
  • Exercise consultant
  • Personal trainer
  • Sports director
  • Health educator
  • Sports marketer
  • Strength and conditioning coach
  • Motivator - lifestyle educator
  • Video analyst
  • Sports coordinator
  • Sports trust worker
  • Athletic trainer
  • Gym instructor
  • Sports science technician

Entry criteria

You must have:

New Zealand Diploma in Sport, Recreation and Exercise (Multi-Sector) (Level 5)
Demonstrated equivalent skills and knowledge.

English language requirements

  • IELTS: Academic score of 6.0 with no band score lower than 5.5
  • TOEFL Internet-based test (iBT) - Score of 60 (with a writing score of 18)
  • Cambridge English Examinations - B2 First, or B2 First for schools, or C1 Advanced, or C2 Proficiency with a score of 169. No less than 162 in each skill
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic) - PTE (Academic) score of 50 with no band score lower than 42

Special entry

In exceptional circumstances if you do not meet the entry requirements you may be granted entry to the programme where you supply evidence to satisfy the Head of Department or delegate of your ability to succeed on the programme.


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