Department of Exercise Sciences


Postgraduate study options overview

The Department of Exercise Sciences offers a number of postgraduate study options for students wishing to further their degree.

The postgraduate programmes are intended for students wishing to undertake advanced study in Exercise Sciences.
Postgraduate study is also available in the specialist area of Clinical Exercise Physiology (CEXP).

With internationally recognised scholars on staff, the Department of Exercise Sciences is committed to The University of Auckland’s mandate of producing high quality research. Examples of areas of research in which students may pursue a Bachelor of Science (Honours), MSc or PhD programme can be found under Research areas or go to Postgraduate research topics.

A postgraduate degree in the Department of Exercise Sciences can be another important step toward a rewarding and successful career. All postgraduate degrees provide the opportunity for students to achieve an advanced level of knowledge in a range of areas relevant to sport, exercise, health and rehabilitation science.


Study options in Exercise Sciences

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science and a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Exercise Sciences permit an introduction to academic research in the latter half of a one year programme of study. Research based degrees such as a Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BSc(Hons)), Masters (MSc) and a PhD permit intensive research experience using state of the art equipment and facilities under the close supervision of highly qualified academic staff. Students enrolling in a Postgraduate Diploma in Science may apply for an additional year toward a one year MSc. BSc (Honours) graduates may apply for a one year MSc or a three year PhD programme of study.

Find more information about the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Exercise Sciences

Find more information about the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Exercise Sciences


Specialised programmes

The Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology and the taught Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology provide courses and practical training in the application of exercise to people with a range of health conditions. These specialisations from 2013 combine and replace the previously offered specialisations in Exercise Rehabilitation and Cardiac Rehabilitation.

The training is focused on prescribing exercise rehabilitation to individuals with cardiac, pulmonary, and neurological conditions, arthritis and chronic back pain, and post-surgery.

Masters students may take the American College of Sports Medicine Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists® certification examination.

Find more information about the Postgraduate Diploma in Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology

Find more information about the Master of Science in Clinical Exercise Physiology