Department of Exercise Sciences


Undergraduate programme overview

The Exercise Sciences major can be completed as part of a three year Bachelor of Science (BSc), a four year BSc with honours, or as part of a conjoint degree programme such as a Bachelor of Arts and a BSc.

For information and help with your admission and enrolment please contact The University of Auckland Student Information Centre.

Students need to plan their programme carefully to make sure they meet the entry requirements for advanced courses and avoid timetable clashes. For detailed information on degree regulations refer to The University of Auckland Calendar. The Faculty of Science Undergraduate Prospectus is also a source of information for helpful advice.

Electives are available in each year and should be chosen carefully, since they determine the subjects you can advance in to higher levels. It is worthwhile reading the information in the handbook on double majors as examples of this.

Programme structure and regulations


Programme regulations for BSc in Exercise Sciences are:

Single or First Major must include:

  • 60 points: EXERSCI 101-103, BIOSCI 107, MEDSCI 142
  • 15 points from PSYCH 108,109
  • 75 points: EXERSCI 201-204, MEDSCI 205
  • 60 points: EXERSCI 301, 303-305

Second major must include:

  • 60 points: EXERSCI 101-103, BIOSCI 107, MEDSCI 142
  • 15 points from PSYCH 108,109
  • 75 points: EXERSCI 201-204, MEDSCI 205
  • 45 points: EXERSCI 301, 303-305

All courses are worth 15 points unless noted otherwise.

See the University Calendar for the BSc regulations

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Year 1 (Stage I courses)


Mandatory:

  • EXERSCI 101 S1 C Foundations of Exercise Sciences and Sport
  • EXERSCI 103 S1 C Human Anatomy
  • BIOSCI   107 S1 C Biology for Biomedical Science: Cellular Processes and Development
  • MEDSCI  142 S2 C Biology for Biomedical Science: Organ Systems

Plus either

  • PSYCH 108 S1 or S2 C Individual, Social and Applied Psychology

OR

  • PSYCH 109 S1 or S2 C Mind, Brain and Behaviour

(can also be taken as an elective to total 30 points additionally.)

30 points from electives:

  • EXERSCI 105 S2 C Exercise Prescription

OR

  • we recommend 15 points from Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics or General Education schedules.
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Year 2 (Stage II courses)


Mandatory:

  • EXERSCI 201 S1 C Exercise Physiology 1
  • EXERSCI 202 S2 C Principles of Tissue Adaptation
  • EXERSCI 203 S1 C Biomechanics 1
  • EXERSCI 204 S2 C Psychology of Physical Activity
  • MEDSCI 205  S1 C The Physiology of Human Organ Systems

45 points from electives:

  • EXERSCI 206 S2 C Exercise Nutrition

OR

  • from the Science or General Education schedules.
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Year 3 (Stage III courses)


At least 60 points at Stage III, including the following:

Mandatory:

  • EXERSCI 301 S1 C Exercise Physiology 2
  • EXERSCI 303 S2 C Biomechanics 2
  • EXERSCI 304 S2 C Sport Psychology
  • EXERSCI 305 S1 H Movement Neuroscience

Plus three or four electives from:

  • EXERSCI 302 S2 C Exercise Physiology for Special Populations
  • EXERSCI 309 S1 or S2 T Practicum in the Exercise Sciences

or

  • from the Science or General Education schedules.

Note: Undergraduate students are required to include two General education courses in their degree outside of their main fields of study.

 

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