Diploma in Sport and Fitness Education

Unitec Institute of Technology
Auckland, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
February July
Tuition fee (local)
Contact the university / college
Tuition fee (foreign)
USD 28,138

Entry Requirements

  • A recognised bachelor degree in the same or similar discipline, with merit achievement, deemed to be an average grade of B- or higher in all level 7 courses; OR
  • A professional qualification in a relevant discipline, recognised as being equivalent to merit achievement in a bachelor degree.

English Language Admission Requirements

  • Applicants must have achieved a minimum standard of English as demonstrated by a minimum of 8 credits at NCEA Level 2 in English (4 in Reading, 4 in Writing).
  • International Students for whom English is not their First Language
    • Completion of one of the following qualifications:
      • NZ Certificate in English Language (NZCEL) Academic Level 5
      • Graduate Certificate in English as an Additional Language (Unitec Qualification)
    • An overall IELTS band score (Academic Format) of 6.5 with a no band score lower than 6;
    • An overall TOEFL pBT (Paper-based Test) score of  590 (plus essay TWE of 5.5) OR an overall TOEFL iBT (Internet-based Test) score of 79 (plus writing score of 21);
    • Level C1 under the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR);
    • First Certificate in English (FCE) with a pass at Grade A OR Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) with a score of 58 or higher OR Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) with a score of 45 or higher  under the Cambridge International standard tests of English as a foreign language;
    • Pearson Test of English (PToE) (Academic) with a score of 58;
    • City & Guilds Internal English for Speakers of Other Languages (IESOL) C1 Expert with a score of 42.


  • Active Leisure 
  • Sport, Culture and New Zealand 
  • Introduction to Coaching Sport 
  • Human Anatomy for Movement 
  • Human Development for Sport 
  • Performance Skills for Sport
  • Introduction to Sport Management and Marketing 
  • Concepts of Sport and Exercise Science
  • Coaching Pedagogy 
  • Exercise Prescription 1 
  • Introduction to Physical Education
  • Sociology of Sport 
  • Outdoor Education 
  • Professional Practicum 
  • Skill Acquisition 
  • Exercise Physiology 
  • Sports Injuries 
  • Sport Organisation 
  • Sport and the Law
  • Sport Facility Management
  • Sport Biomechanics 
  • Applied Sport Marketing 
  • Exercise Prescription 2 

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