Diploma in Sport and Recreation

Southern Institute of Technology
Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Study mode
2 years
Tuition fee (local)
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Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 19,320

Entry Requirements

  • Minimum of four years secondary education demonstrating likelihood of successful completion of the programme. Successful Year 12/sixth form year of physical education is an advantage. NCEA equivalent of 12 NCEA credits at level 2 in each of four topics.  Successful Year 13/seventh form year an advantage. Physical education an advantage.
  • Applicants whose first language is not English or who come from a country where the language of instruction in schools is not English must provide evidence of having successfully completed English instruction to a level deemed appropriate by the head of faculty.  Evidence may include official transcripts and or recognised English test results such as IELTS and TOEFL. 


Year One 

  • Exercise Science
  • Exercise and Nutrition for Human Performance
  • Strength Conditioning and Group Fitness
  • Professional Development
  • Sports Theory and Practice
  • Industry Placement
  • Practicum
  • Land Based Recreation and Safety
  • Outdoor Recreation Elective 
  • Sport Elective 
  • Water Based Recreation

Year Two  

  • Introduction to Academic Skills
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Applied Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Health Aspects of Exercise and Nutrition
  • Managing Sport and Leisure
  • Sport in Society
  • Sport Pedagogy
  • Aquatics
  • Conditioning for Endurance Sport
  • Coaching Internship
  • Mountain Based Recreation - Rock/Alpine

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