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.

Exercise Sciences is relocating

In 2018 the Department of Exercise Sciences will be moving to new purpose-built facilities at the University of Auckland's Newmarket campus. Find out how the move will benefit you.

Combining two passions

Exercise Sciences student Janel Tolentino has been able to blend her love of music with her interest in science and movement. Read more about why she chose Exercise Sciences.

Exercising minds and muscles

Did you know that coffee can relieve brain fatigue during prolonged exercise. Read this and more from Exercise Sciences' inaugural Teachers Day on page 26 of InSCight magazine.

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.