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.

Enrol in EXERSCI 100G for Semester Two by 27 July 2018

Join us to uncover the myths and reality behind exercise and fitness. With no background in Science required, this course is perfect for anyone interested in health, fitness and how the body works.

Our subject is ranked 28th

According to the 2018 QS World University Rankings, sports-related subjects at the University of Auckland are ranked 28th in the world. Find out 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. 


  • Identical twins graduate with identical degree
    11 May 2018
    Identical twins Josh and Justin Wong graduate today with an MSc from the Department of Exercise Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology. Unsurprisingly perhaps, both give similar reasons for choosing this area of study.
  • Curious kids explore the super STEM Fair at MOTAT
    23 April 2018
    MOTAT was inundated with a gaggle of excited and curious young scientists in early April at the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) Fair
  • Exercise Sciences has moved
    16 April 2018
    From Monday 16 April, Exercise Sciences undergraduate labs and postgraduate lectures are being delivered from their new purpose-built facilities in Newmarket. Find out more about this move.
  • Research Bazaar 2018 | Apply to attend now
    22 May 2018
    The Research Bazaar (ResBaz) is a three-day festival promoting digital literacy in modern research. This is a free, annual event to help you master several new research skills while having fun. Applications for ResBaz Auckland 2018 are now open. If you would like to attend, find out more and apply.