AUT is globally recognised for its outstanding postgraduate qualifications in sport and exercise. Study with us and you'll benefit from the expertise of academic staff who are widely known as experts in their field, have access to our state-of-the-art facilities and get involved in world-leading research projects.
You can choose from different focus areas and research groups within sport and exercise. Our programmes provide you with the critical understanding and appreciation of integrating knowledge, science, evidence-based practice and relevant theoretical concepts.
World-class postgraduate programmes
- Bachelor of Sport and Recreation (Honours)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Sport, Exercise and Health
- Master of Sport, Exercise and Health
- Master of Business in Sport Leadership and Management
- Master of Philosophy
- Doctor of Philosophy
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Each year, SPRINZ receives industry-funded scholarships, with many of our postgraduate students and staff working on collaborative research with our industry partners.
Partnership: AUT and Athlete Training + Health
The partnership between AUT and Athlete Training + Health (ATH) in the USA enables students to intern or work at ATH in Texas, USA and have access to the expertise of both ATH and its partner university AUT.
Previous SPRINZ scholarships
- AUT Vice-Chancellor Scholarships
- CSI Pacific Doctoral Scholarship – Canadian Sport Institute Pacific
- Eccentric Training and Elite Athlete Performance – HPSNZ
- Goldmine Scholarship – HPSNZ
- HPSNZ Cricket Scholarship – HPSNZ
- HPSNZ Kayak PhD Scholarship
- HPSNZ Scholarship Motorcycle Scholarship – WIL Sport
- New Zealand Cricket Scholarship – NZ Cricket
- SPRINZ Tennis NZ PhD Scholarship – Tennis NZ
Master of Sport and Exercise
Postgraduate Diploma in Sport and Exercise Science
Bachelor of Sport and RecreationHelping athletes achieve their goals is what she loves most about being a strength and conditioning coach, says sport and recreation alumna Chloe McKenzie.Helping athletes achieve their goals is what she loves most about her career as a strength and conditioning coach, says sport and recreation alumna Chloe McKenzie. She has always had a love for sport, says Chloe whose passion for sport and recreation saw her take on study from undergraduate level all the way up to a PhD.
Bachelor of Business
Bachelor of Sport and RecreationWhat helps football teams succeed? That is the interesting topic Gary Connell is currently exploring through his Master of Sport and Exercise Science.What helps football teams succeed? That is the interesting topic Gary Connell is currently exploring through his Master of Sport and Exercise Science. Postgraduate study was the logical next step for his career, says Gary who is based in Qatar and balancing his studies with his role as a senior performance analyst for Aspire Academy, which offers sports training and education to promising Qatari youth athletes.
Co-Founder / Managing Director, Athlete Nation LLCDoctor of PhilosophyA passion for sport is what drives AUT sport and recreation alumnus Dr Matthew Kritz who has more than 20 years of experience in elite sport.A passion for sport is what drives AUT sport and recreation alumnus Dr Matthew Kritz who has more than 20 years of experience in elite sport and has worked with Olympic athletes from 21 different sports. He is proud of two decades of physically and mentally preparing athletes in both ground and water-based sports, Matthew says.