Department of Exercise Sciences


Keep up to date with the latest news from the Department of Exercise Sciences.

  • EXERSCI 100G now available for all undergraduates on the Summer School 2018 open schedule
    30 October 2017
    Exciting news! The hugely popular General Education course EXERSCI 100G (formerly SPORTSCI 100G) is now available on the open schedule for the 2018 Summer School. This means that it is available for undergraduate students from all faculties and programmes to come and study.
  • Teaching digital technologies? Win a scholarship (worth approx $1,000) to study COMPSCI 101
    30 October 2017
    We are funding 10 scholarships (worth approximately $1,000 each) for digital technologies teachers to study COMPSCI 101 at the 2018 Summer School.
  • Another marathon completed but this time it’s a PhD
    26 September 2017
    University of Auckland science graduate Charlotte Connell completes another marathon today but this time all she has to do is don cap and gown and walk on stage.
  • Dr Nick Gant talks to prospective Exercise Sciences students
    02 September 2017
    For those who were unable to attend the 2017 Courses and Careers Open Day, we would like to give our prospective students and their families an opportunity to learn about Exercise Sciences and the career opportunities on offer.
  • Congratulations to our new graduates
    08 June 2017
    The Department of Exercise Sciences invited its most recent graduates to the Faculty of Science graduation breakfast in the University’s new pavilion.
  • High intensity for anti-aging benefits
    03 April 2017
    Associate Professor Greg Anson, Head of Department at the Department of Exercise Sciences talks about the benefits of High-intensity interval training (HIIT) in this Radio New Zealand interview.
  • The Department of Exercise Sciences celebrates its 21st
    02 October 2015
    The Department of Exercise Sciences celebrated its 21st Birthday on Wednesday night with an evening that brought alumni, current students, past and present staff together to acknowledge and thank the people who have contributed to the rich history and bright future of the department.
  • Why aren’t pureed foods satisfying?
    26 May 2015
    Uncovering the secrets behind why foods with complex textures are more filling than pureed foods is one of two projects awarded seed funding from the Food and Health Programme at the University of Auckland.
  • People wanted for innovative cardiac exercise study
    11 March 2015
    Participants are needed for an innovative exercise-based cardiac rehabilitation study that uses mobile technology to remotely supervise exercise in real time, anywhere in New Zealand.
  • New stroke research aims to improve recovery
    04 September 2014
    Research into why some people recover better from stroke than others, is underway at the University of Auckland.
  • You can’t fool the human body when it comes to carbs
    04 June 2014
    A new study by Dr Nick Gant’s team from the Centre for Brain Research at the University of Auckland provides yet more evidence that the brain knows far more about the foods we ingest that previously thought.
  • Top postgraduate science communicators
    20 September 2013
    Congratulations to the winners of this year’s Faculty of Science Poster Competition and thanks to all the students from across the faculty who took the opportunity to showcase their research in our annual competition.
  • Science women among first to receive gold medallist’s fund
    28 June 2013
    Six students studying towards a Bachelor of Science are among The University of Auckland’s first recipients of the Mahé Drysdale Sports Support Fund.
  • Donation supports study of innovative treatment for tinnitus
    18 September 2012
    An innovative multi-modal treatment programme for tinnitus will be trialled by researchers from the Centre for Brain Research at The University of Auckland, in a study made possible by a donation from Link Research and Grants.
  • Predicting recovery after stroke
    31 July 2012
    In work that may revolutionise rehabilitation for stroke patients, researchers have shown it is possible to predict an individual’s potential for recovery of hand and arm function after a stroke.
  • Exercise is medicine
    27 July 2012
    The 2012 Vice-Chancellor’s Lecture Series, by scientists, an epidemiologist, and physicians will enlighten and engage the issues that confront physical inactivity when “Exercise is Medicine”.
  • Science grads compete at London Olympics
    20 July 2012
    Two alumni from the Faculty of Science, Alexis Pritchard and Dean Couzins, will be competing at the London Olympics, which begins next week.
  • Changing brains
    04 November 2011
    Professor Winston Byblow, an expert in movement neuroscience, will deliver his inaugural lecture as professor at The University of Auckland on Thursday 10 November.
  • Knights in shining armour: not so ideal?
    20 July 2011
    Suits of armour may have made medieval soldiers feel safe, but modern scientists have found that they were so heavy and constricting they were likely to have limited performance and even influenced the outcome of battles.
  • Five new professors appointed
    11 February 2011
    Five associate professors from the Faculty of Science have been promoted to professor.