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 now available on the 2018 Summer School open schedule

Our popular General Education course EXERSCI 100G (formerly SPORTSCI 100G) is now available for all undergraduate programmes*. Enrol before 22 December.

Exercise Sciences and career paths

Listen to Dr Nick Gant's lecture from the 2017 Courses and Careers Open Day. Find out more about our programmes and future careers.

Improving stroke recovery

Over 6,000 Kiwis experience a stroke each year. Read about Professor Winston Byblow's research into understanding and improving stroke recovery.

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. 


  • Could you be hypnotised?
    03 July 2017
    A team of neuroscientists led by Associate Professor Greg Anson, Professor Winston Byblow and Associate Professor Jim Stinear are recruiting healthy right-handed individuals between 18 and 40 years old for a study of motor imagery and hypnosis.