Welcome to the Department of Exercise Sciences


We bring together expertise in the Exercise Sciences through the disciplines of of biomechanics, movement neuroscience, exercise physiology, exercise metabolism and exercise psychology.

EXERSCI 100G being offered at Summer School 2019

Enrol now so you don't miss out on a place to study the myths and reality of health and fitness. No prior knowledge of science is required.

Discover your Science with us

We’re much more than just New Zealand’s top ranked science faculty. We are a diverse collaborative community, full of budding scientists ready to help you discover your passion and what makes you tick.

Meet Andy Cosgrove

International student Andy Cosgrove has recently completed Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology with the Department of Exercise Sciences. Read more about his research and future plans.

Our department brings together a range of expertise and exercise related disciplines to understand the role of exercise in sustaining health, improving disease outcomes, and enhancing human performance through sport and physical activity.

In addition to outstanding undergraduate teaching the department hosts a pioneering taught postgraduate (PGDip and MSc) programme in the new allied health profession of clinical exercise physiology (CEP). This is the only internationally accredited postgraduate CEP programme in New Zealand.

Study with us to open up a host of exciting career opportunities.