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Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science

  • Graduate Diploma

This Diploma allows students to develop their expertise in sport science and health industries.

Key details

Degree Type
Graduate Diploma
1 year full-time
Course Code
Domestic Fees
$8,525 per year / $8,525 total
International Fees
$39,500 per year / $39,500 total

About this course

This Diploma allows students to develop their expertise in sport science and health industries.

The one-year Postgraduate Diploma in Sport Science (PGDipSS) can lead to career pathways in high performance sport, non-clinical health, or fast-track careers of existing professionals in those industries.

Entry requirements

To enrol, you should have previously completed a sport and/or science-related Aotearoa New Zealand degree, or an equivalent qualification, and normally should have achieved at least a B Grade Point Average in your 300-level courses.

If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.

For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in 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.

Study locations

Main Campus

Career pathways

Graduates of this Diploma will have a solid grounding in modern sport science. Potential roles for graduates include:

  • Sports Scientist/Strength and Conditioning Specialist positions in professional sport, working with teams or individual athletes, or in national and international sporting organisations
  • Development officer for professional sporting and health orientated organisations
  • Corporate and community health and fitness consultant
  • Health promotion/lifestyle consultant
  • Athletic/sports programme coordinator.
Useful information:

  • Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
  • Te Ropu Rapuara | UC Careers can help you to achieve the career you want, connect with employers, or find a job.
  • For research into career destinations by qualification, visit Te Pokai Tara | Universities New Zealand website.
  • Find out more about what you can do with a degree from UC.
  • Come along to an upcoming information event for prospective postgraduate students.