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Sport Science, Nutrition and Health Promotion

Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge needed to promote healthy lifestyles.

The rapidly expanding areas of sport science, nutrition and health offer a wide range of exciting career opportunities. This could include working as a trainer, sport scientist or nutritionist to enhance the performance of sports people and elite athletes; or as a community health promoter or nutritionist to improve the health and wellbeing of the general population.

Another option for a career that combines sport and health is remedial massage therapy. Find out more about our massage therapy courses here.

We offer a certificate and degrees in a range of areas related to sport science and health. Our degrees allow you to specialise in a particular area of interest.

Whatever you choice of programme, your study will equip you with up-to-date industry knowledge and real-world skills.

You'll gain the expertise needed to be effective in a wide range of disciplines including sport science and exercise, human nutrition and health promotion. You’ll learn in new facilities which house modern teaching and learning spaces, laboratories, a recreation centre and a two-level sport venue.

We offer degree-level qualifications in Sport ScienceHuman Nutrition and Health Promotion. We also have a Certificate in Exercise.

If you think you may require modifications in order to undertake the practical components of a particular course of study, we encourage you to discuss these with us so we can give them careful consideration.

As it may take time to consider and implement any modifications, please contact disability@ara.ac.nz as early as possible prior to the course starting. We’ll also need to check that there’s no risk of harm to you or anyone else before making a final decision.

Throughout this process we’ll communicate with you in a clear and timely manner.

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Nutrition)

Gain an in-depth understanding of nutrition and the dietary influences that impact on the health of individuals.

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Learn how to prescribe and promote physical activity and lifestyle change to help treat and prevent disease.

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Bachelor of Applied Science (Sport and Exercise Science)

Develop the practical skills and expertise needed to work in a wide range of sports, health and exercise science fields.

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New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)

Gain the practical skills and knowledge needed to turn your passion for exercise and sport into a career in the fitness industry.

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