Department of Exercise Sciences


Postgraduate programme structures and requirements

The Department of Exercise Sciences allows you to continue your study into postgraduate courses, however there are course requirements that you are expected to meet.

Graduate Diploma in Science: Exercise Sciences


This diploma is designed to provide a one year programme in Exercise Sciences for students with a degree in a field other than Exercise Sciences or Physical Education. Each student must pass courses with a total value of at least 120 points, of which at least 75 points must be above Stage II. The requirement for a major in Exercise Sciences must be fulfilled (i.e. EXERSCI 301, 303, 304, 305 must be completed). A project or dissertation of up to 30 points may be included.

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Bachelor of Science (Honours): Exercise Sciences


The Bachelor of Science (Honours) requires one year of full time study after completion of requirements for the Bachelor of Science. It generally includes a year of 700 level courses and submission of an Honours dissertation.

To gain entry, students require at least 90 points above Stage II, including at least a B average in 45 points from Exercise Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science Stage III courses.

Students must pass 120 points, including: 15 points EXERSCI 705, 45 points EXERSCI 780 Dissertation and 60 points from EXERSCI 702-704, 706-714 or 45 points from EXERSCI 702-704, 706-714 and a further 15 points, subject to approval by the Head of Department from approved 700 level courses.

After graduating with BSc (Hons), it is possible to progress to a Masters degree (MSc), or to a Doctorate (PhD).

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science: Exercise Sciences


This qualification allows graduates to specialise in an area of particular interest in Exercise Sciences in one year. Each student needs to pass courses with a total value of 120 points including at least 15 points from EXERSCI 705, at least 45 points from approved EXERSCI 702-704, 706-714 and up to 60 points from other approved 700 level courses in Psychology, Engineering, Biological Sciences, Physiology, Nutrition, Food Science and Statistics. 

Students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Exercise Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science may go on to apply for entry to a Masters degree (MSc) in Exercise Sciences.

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Postgraduate Diploma in Science: Clinical Exercise Physiology


This qualification is designed to provide academic training and clinical experience for students interested in applying exercise as a therapeutic modality in people with cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological disease, arthritis, back pain, and other health conditions.

This PGDipSci specialisation combines and replaces the previously offered specialisations in Exercise Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

In addition to course work, each student will be required to gain practical hours in the Health and Performance Clinics located on the Tāmaki Campus.

Students are required to pass 120 points over the year of their diploma, 90 points from EXERSCI 703, 705, 710, 712 771, 772, and 30 points from approved 700 level courses in the Faculty of Science or the Faculty of Medical and Health Sciences.

Students are strongly encouraged to include EXERSCI 706 Seminar in Advanced Exercise Physiology as well as EXERSCI 715 Research Planing and Reporting in their course choices.

Students who have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (PGDipSci) in Clinical Exercise Physiology may go on to apply for entry to a Masters degree (MSc) in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

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Master of Science: Exercise Sciences


The Master of Science degree consists of a one year research thesis totaling 120 points in EXERSCI 796.

To be eligible for entry to this programme, students will have attained a B- average in at least 90 points taken for the qualifying programme. At least 75 of these points must be in 700 level courses.

The Masters programme will be preceded by either a one year Bachelors Honours degree or a Postgraduate Diploma.

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Master of Science: Clinical Exercise Physiology


The taught Master of Science: Clinical Exercise Physiology consists of a one-year (120 points) programme of course work and practical training. The new specialisation combines and replaces the previously offered specialisations in Exercise Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

To be eligible for entry to this programme, students will have attained a B- grade average in at least 90 points taken from the PGDipSci: Clinical Exercise Physiology programme.

The programme will be preceded by a BSc in Exercise Sciences, Sport and Exercise Science and a Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Exercise Physiology, or equivalent, as approved by the Head of Department, and EXERSCI 302 or SPORTSCI 302 Exercise Physiology for Special Populations, or equivalent.

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Doctor of Philosophy


Students who have completed either a BSc (Hons) or MSc with first or second class (1st division) honours are eligible to apply for the Doctor of Philosophy degree. Candidates are required to pursue an approved programme of advanced study and research at the University. It is expected this degree will usually be completed within three to four years.

Potential students are encouraged to complete the online 'Application for Admission' available on the University's website.  

To check further requirements see The University of Auckland Calendar

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