OSTC Sport Exercise and Health (Level 3)

Are you at high school and are interested in a career in Sport, Exercise and Health?
Then this is the perfect taster course so you can figure out which area you're interested in.

  • Learn effective interpersonal communication skills and how to contribute to a team or group objective
  • Gain experience in Sport, Exercise and Health services
  • Understand the purpose and structure of the Fitness Industry
  • Gain experience in planning and conducting sports coaching sessions

You will develop and implement your own personal exercise programme using the Otago Polytechnic Gym, and learn about running a  Fitness Centre. You will study nutritional imbalances and how they relate to health, with practical cooking sessions. You will also learn how to plan and deliver coaching sessions to local primary school students. 

What could I do next?

At Otago Polytechnic, you could study the:

  • Bachelor of Applied Science
  • New Zealand Certificate in Exercise (Level 4)
  • New Zealand Certificate in Outdoor and Adventure Education (Level 4)  

Where could this take me?

  • Sport Performance Analyst
  • Nutritionist
  • Disability Support Worker
  • Advocate
  • Personal Trainer
  • Physical Activity Advisor
  • Sports Coach
  • Aged-Care Worker
  • Mental Health Worker
  • Health Promoter
  • Sports Coordinator
  • PE teacher
  • Counsellor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Nurse
  • Midwife

What is OSTC?

The Otago Secondary-Tertiary College (OSTC) is our trades academy. We offer practical, career-focused learning for students in Years 11-13 who want to get a head start on life after school. You’ll develop hands-on skills and experience to help you prepare for further study, on-the-job training and employment.

Your programme will be one subject of your NCEA. You’ll spend one or two days a week at OSTC and the rest of the week at school as normal.

OSTC has a campus in Dunedin and one in Cromwell.

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A change for 2023 enrolments

When you apply to study with Otago Polytechnic in 2023, you will be enrolled with Te Pūkenga, the new national network of vocational and applied education in Aotearoa New Zealand. You will learn in the same way, in the same place, and with the same people. The great news is that this enables us to share skills and knowledge across a network of passionate education providers, to better help you succeed. Enrolling in programmes that start in 2023, means that you will graduate with a Te Pūkenga qualification.

Disclaimer

While every effort is made to ensure that this sheet is accurate, Otago Polytechnic reserves the right to amend, alter or withdraw any of the contained information. The fees shown in this document are indicative ONLY. Both domestic and international fees are subject to change and are dependent on the development and implementation of Government policies. Please note that additional fees may from time to time be required for external examination, NZQA fees and/or additional material fees.