Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science

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Explore the role and history of science in sport and gain an understanding of the interaction between sport science, athletes and coaches. This course, which is especially valuable if you’re looking to study the Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science), looks at the relationships between sport science disciplines such as exercise physiology, sports nutrition, sports psychology and biomechanics.

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Learning outcomes

  • Identify the different scientific disciplines as they apply to sports performance in a New Zealand context and discuss how they relate to each other in producing peak performances in sport.
  • Discuss how the sports scientist, coach and athlete interact to achieve optimal sports performance.
  • Describe how to use common sport science equipment.
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