Department of Exercise Sciences


Associate Professor, Greg Anson, Head of Department, Exercise Sciences
Associate Professor, Greg Anson

Welcome to Exercise Sciences. Studying exercise sciences opens your mind to the magic of human movement and how the human body works and works-out.

You will discover how physical activity changes the human body as it grows and ages, and the impact that talent, damage and disease have on performance.

By understanding the structure and function of the human body and how we move and respond to exercise we can improve people’s health, wellbeing and performance.

Whether they are recovering from illness or injury, or just trying to improve their performance, an understanding of the exercise sciences will equip you with the skills to make a significant difference to people’s lives.

In exercise sciences you can study anatomy, physiology, biomechanics, movement neuroscience, sport and exercise psychology, exercise metabolism, exercise physiology and nutrition.

Our small class size mean more 1:1 contact time with staff, and greater opportunities to get to know your classmates.  We also provide all first year students with access to weekly drop-in sessions where academic staff provide additional learning support and general guidance in adjusting to university life, study and exams.

We also offer students the opportunity to study with academic staff who are internationally recognised in their field and major contributors to ground-breaking research.

A Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise Sciences is your passport to pursue a successful career where you are prescribing exercise as medicine. Our graduates can be found working in successful careers in allied health, sport science, personal fitness, commercial fitness, coaching and sustainable health.

Many of our students choose to continue their studies as we are unique in being able to offer Australasia’s only internationally accredited postgraduate qualification – a Master of Science specialising in Clinical Exercise Physiology.

Clinical Exercise Physiology is a new allied health profession, supported in New Zealand by Clinical Exercise Physiology New Zealand, the Clinical Physiologists Registration Board and recognised by all New Zealand District Health Boards.

Take a closer look – join the Exercise Sciences family and the Faculty of Science whanau at the University of Auckland. We’ll take good care of you!

Associate Professor Greg Anson
Head of Department


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