Turn your love of sport and recreation into a rewarding career in a sector with an estimated market value of more than $5 billion.
We stand out from other universities thanks to our practical course content, friendly lecturers and connections with various organisations that will give you a foot in the door before you finish studying.
A sport and recreation degree can open up a host of career opportunities in a fast-moving industry. The sector desperately needs more graduates and we offer a wider range of sport and recreation subjects than any other New Zealand university.
The career possibilities are diverse, from working in non-profit or professional sporting organisations to forging a career in outdoor recreation, public health, or the management of sports events and facilities.
We’ll supplement your practical experiences with a theoretical knowledge of sport and society, governance, and event and people management. You’ll also explore the issues involved in managing community parks and sport and recreation services.
Our industry partners are well aware of the value of our qualifications. Many organisations have hired our graduates and found them to be immediately work-ready, which is a quality that employers love.