Introduction to Sport and Exercise Science 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.

This short course is only offered in Semester 1.

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How to apply

To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a copy of the application form, available here, and email to or mail to Enrolment Centre, Ara Institute of Canterbury, PO Box 540, Christchurch Mail Centre.

Learning outcomes

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