For students with an interest in pursuing a career in the sport field, this coursework-based Master's degree allows students to specialise or broaden their expertise.
Courses will draw on sport science research, as well as experts in the field from within and outside UC, to provide students with historically and culturally grounded knowledge and skills. Students will have flexibility to choose courses in biomechanics, exercise physiology, sport psychology, sport nutrition, strength and conditioning, and performance analysis.
This one-year Master's degree could lead to a career in high performance sport, or allow established professionals to upskill and update their sport science knowledge.
To enrol, you should have previously completed a sport and/or science-related Aotearoa New Zealand degree, or equivalent, and normally should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in 300-level courses in the degree.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
All students will also be approved to enrol by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Master of Sport Science or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
Graduates of this applied master's degree will have a well-rounded view of sport science. Potential roles for graduates include:
Graduates from the MSS would be eligible for accreditation with Sport and Exercise Science New Zealand (SESNZ).