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.

Life on Campus

Getting settled into Uni life? Keep up-to-date and stay informed about events and activities on campus. Get the real-deal about what it's like as a first-year University student from our blog, The Inside Word, and more.

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.

Take 10 with Associate Professor Lynley Bradnam

Associate Professor Lynley Bradnam is interested in understanding the brain mechanisms causing the neurological movement disorder, dystonia. 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. 

 

  • Funded Doctoral Internships in Mumbai and Medellín
    12 February 2019
    PhD candidate Shohin Aheleroff is in Colombia building international networks and using his expertise to solve real-world industry problems. You could be too with a funded doctoral internship in Mumbai or Medellín. There are still places remaining (NZ citizens and permanent residents only).
  • Apply now for a 2019 graduate teaching assistant opportunity
    01 January 2019
    The Faculty of Science invites expressions of interest from postgraduate students for Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) positions in 2019.