Department of Exercise Sciences

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.

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. Find out more by visiting our department.


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Enrol for EXERSCI 100G by 4 August 2017
Exercise and Fitness: Myths and Reality, Semester 2, 2017

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. Lectures and tutorials will be primarily based on human physiology, neuroscience and sport and exercise psychology.


Register for the Exercise Sciences teachers day now

The Department of Exercise Sciences is hosting a half-day event designed to continue the professional development of careers advisers, physical education and science teachers.

Find out more and register your attendance.

  • Enrol in EXERSCI 100G Exercise and Fitness: Myths and Reality for Semester 2, 2017
    21 June 2017
    This course introduces the principles of physical exercise, focusing on how the body moves and responds to exercise, how performance can be measured, and how fitness can be developed and maintained to optimise health. Particular emphasis is placed on debunking common myths about exercise.
  • 3 Minute Thesis Competition
    15 May 2017
    Why not take on the challenge of explaining your thesis in just three minutes? Science heats will be held on 19 July. One masters and one doctoral winner will be chosen and these successful participants will go forward to the University Final on 3 August.