Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science

An advanced sport/exercise programme to extend your knowledge in a specialty of your choice - performance analysis, physical conditioning or exercise leadership. This programme has a wider and more encompassing scope than the Postgraduate Certificate. You’ll study a course in professional development which will prepare you to work within the industry and study a specialist topic to deepen your learning in a specific issue. Graduates will be eligible for relevant industry accreditations as well.

Domestic

Duration
1 Year Full-time
Level
8
Credits
120
Fees
$10,312*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
Blended learning
Location
Dunedin
Intakes
February
July

International

Duration
1 Year Full-time
Level
8
Credits
120
Fees
$32,500*
*Approximate full qualification tuition fee
Delivery
Blended learning
Location
Dunedin
Intakes
February
July

What You Study

Courses

Within this programme you will chose one of the specialty areas; performance analysis, physical conditioning or exercise and health. These areas will have industry experience within them where you are applying the theory you are learning. In addition you will study a course in professional development which will prepare you to work within the industry and assist you to understand your learning needs. You will also have learning in either a specialist topic that supports the industry or you can negotiate your learning around either research or industry that will provide the opportunity to deepen your learning in a specific issue.

Course Level Credits

Choose one of:

  • Performance Analysis
  • Physical Conditioning
  • Exercise Leadership 1
 8 30

Professional Development

8

30

Choose one of:

  • Advanced Performance Analysis
  • Advanced Physical Conditioning
  • Exercise Leadership 2
30

Choose on of:

  • Negotiated study
  • Specialist topics in Sport Science and Excercise Leadership
 8 30
Links to useful websites 

Further study options

Graduates of this programme will be able to continue their studies into the Master of Applied Science at Otago Polytechnic. Further study at other tertiary institutes is also possible.

Workload

Your workload

This is a full time programme of study and students are expected to complete 30-35 hours per week. This programme is taught with intensive blocks, online classes and industry placements.

Entry

Entry requirements

Minimum academic entry criteria 
  • The Bachelor of Applied Science (Level 7) OR an equivalent qualification at bachelor level in a related discipline OR equivalent documented professional experience. 
English Language Requirements

If you need to improve your English Language skills, we offer a wide range of English programmes.

Additional criteria
  • All applicants who are accepted must obtain a First Aid Certificate, and complete the requirements of the Children’s Act 2014 (including police vetting), prior to commencing classes.
Covid-19 vaccination 
  • Placements are an integral part of this programme. You'll need to complete the practical elements of this qualification to successfully achieve it and some placement/work providers may want to see evidence of your vaccination status. Our objective is to support your success in whatever qualification you enrol in but this is also dependent on you meeting requirements set by third party placement providers. We cannot guarantee you a placement if you do not meet these requirements. 

Pathways into this programme

Applicants without a base degree need to discuss options with the programme teaching team. Please email ebsTOO@op.ac.nz 

Want your existing skills recognised?

If you have extensive knowledge and skills due to practical experience in this area, please ask us about our recognition of prior learning process. You may have already gained credits towards this qualification and could achieve it in a shorter timeframe. Please email info@op.ac.nz or call 0800 762 786.

Fees

Domestic fees

Full tuition
Standard
$10,312

International fees

Full tuition
Standard
$32,500

Additional costs

Learners are expected to purchase a uniform ($200) - this is important for industry placements. In addition it is suggested that you have your own laptop/tablet that you are able to bring with you.

Tuition fees

The tuition fees shown above are approximate only. There may be a slight fee increase per year once Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) rules and guidelines are applied. These fees also don’t include additional costs or living costs.

Get in touch

0800 762 786
International +64 3 477 3014
Email: info@op.ac.nz