Diploma in Applied Sport and Exercise Leadership (Level 5) - Dunedin Campus

Otago Polytechnic
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Study mode
Full-time, Part-time
2 years
Total tuition fee (local)
USD 8,832
Total tuition fee (foreign)
USD 24,240

Entry Requirements

  • We prefer that you have 48 NCEA credits at Level 2 with at least 8 credits in an English-rich subject OR equivalent qualifications/experience.
  • International students will be individually assessed to ensure they meet diploma-level entry requirements.

English Language Requirement

  • IELTS: overall band score of 6.0, with no less than 6.0 in writing and speaking, and no less than 5.5 in listening and reading.


Year 1:

  • Anatomy
  • Nutrition
  • Coaching Theory and Practice
  • Risk and Injury Management
  • Physiology
  • Introduction to Exercise Prescription
  • Biomechanics and Video Analysis

Specialty: Sport Management and Coaching 

  • Small Business Management
  • Assistant Coaching and Management
  • Introduction to Event Planning
  • Psychological Skills Training 1
  • Technology in Sport

Specialty: Personal Training and Exercise Prescription

  • Sport Massage
  • Health-related Fitness Monitoring
  • Customer Service
  • Training Techniques 1
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Monitor and Manage a Client
  • Physical Conditioning 1

​Year 2:

  • Psychological Skills Training 2
  • Nutrition Applied
  • Sport in New Zealand

Specialty: Sport Management and Coaching

  • Advanced Coaching Practice
  • Event Logistics
  • Sponsorship and Marketing
  • Sports Facility Management

Specialty: Personal Training and Exercise Prescription

  • Exercise Prescription for Personal Trainers
  • Personal Training
  • Professional Development
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Recovery Techniques
  • Small Business Management

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