Department of Exercise Sciences


Postgraduate Diploma in Science

Students who have completed the bachelor’s level of Exercise Sciences or Sport and Exercise Science, may choose to study a Postgraduate Diploma in Science which is normally completed in one year or part-time over four years and requires students to pass courses with a total value of 120 points.

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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