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.

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Visit us in Alfred Nathan House for information and advice on your degree, your enrolment, fee payments, how to find your way around the campus, Campus Card, visa renewals and more.

Take 10 with Dr Rebecca Meiring

Dr Rebecca Meiring gives us 10 minutes of her time to discuss her research into how much and to what extent people move or sit during their day and how that impacts on their health.

Fast bowling puts stress on your body

Speed is the aim of the game for many fast bowlers but with it often comes injury. An over, bowling at around 128km/h, can put the same stress on the body as a minor car accident. Read more.

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.